Kāinga Rua

Kāinga Rua hall is the ideal accommodation choice for students who have come straight from college or who are not ready to share a flat. The hall is five minutes from Massey's Wellington campus.

  • Single and twin rooms, with en-suite bathrooms, for 155 residents.
  • Fully furnished. Residents are to bring their own towels and bedding. International students can request bed linen.
  • Suitable for students aged 17 to 21 years.
  • Shared common areas to cook and eat. Two shared lounges.
  • Open courtyards with grass areas for outdoor enjoyment. Study room and movie room.
  • Less than a five minute walk to campus and a one minute to Pukeahu Park.

Room rates

International students must pay all accommodation fees in full. Domestic students can choose from four payment options.

Room type

Full year


Domestic students
Single room $12,826.00
Twin-share room $9,466.00
International students
Single room $13,106.00 $7,676.80
Twin-share room $9,666.00 $5,748.80

Please note: Room rates include the cost of reasonable electricity use. Residents who use an excessive amount of electricity will pay the extra cost.  

Domestic Payment Options 2020 (89 KB)


  • Application fee: $100 (non-refundable)
  • Activity fee: $120 (full year) $90.00 (semester)
  • Bond: $600 (held until contract ends)
  • Room pack: $280.00 (single room) $200.00 (twin-share room) (international students only)

Contract dates


Start and end dates for domestic students

Start and end dates for international students

Full year 16 February to 6 December 2020 9 February to 29 November 2020
Semester one 13 February to 9 July 2020 6 February to 2 July 2020
Semester two 12 July to 6 December 2020 5 July to 29 November 2020


  • Six residential staff are on-site to provide pastoral care.
  • Activities and events are held throughout the year, including weekly floor events. Basketball hoop available in the courtyard.
  • Social sports leagues run weekly during semester.
  • Accommodation handbook - Wellington halls (1,161 KB)



Self-catered. Residents cook their own meals in the communal kitchens.


Internet is included in price.


Rooms and shared spaces are heated.


Basic furniture is provided. Single rooms come with one double bed and Twin rooms come with two single beds. Items that are not provided by the hall will need to be supplied by the residents. 


The laundry is located on the ground floor. 


Twenty-eight car parks with secure access are available for hire. Contact our accommodation team to secure a car park before you arrive.

A free outdoor bike rack is available for residents.

Tour the accommodation a Kāinga Rua

Take a virtual tour by room type or facility at the Cube.

Contact details

Email: accommodation.wellington@massey.ac.nz

Phone: +64 4 801 5799 extn. 63150

Postal address:

Kāinga Rua Hall - Massey University
217 Taranaki Street
Mt Cook
Wellington 6011


217 Taranaki Street, Mt Cook, Wellington

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