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

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.  


  • 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)


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

  1. One lump sum payment for the 42-week agreement due by either 3 December 2019 or 8 January 2020.
  2. Two payments for the 42-week agreement. First payment due by either 3 December 2019 or 8 January 2020. Second payment is due by 1 July 2020.
  3. A bulk payment is due by either 3 December 2019 or 8 January 2020. Then 36 weekly payments of $120 from 6 March to 6 November 2020.
  4. A bulk payment is due by either 3 December 2019 or 8 January 2020. Then 36 weekly payments of $140 from 6 March to 6 November 2020.

Deposit and payment amounts and deadlines will be confirmed in your Offer of Place email.

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




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

Hall residents may purchase meal packages from the campus café:  

Semester 1:
13 weeks (Includes Orientation Week)
*$650 pre-paid with your Hall Fees

Semester 2:
12 weeks
*$600 pre-paid by July 1st

Full Year:
25 weeks
*You get a total of $1250 credit for
the cost of $1062.50
15% Discount

*Terms and conditions apply, email accommodation office for more information.


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
Duty RA: 0800 574 255 (24/7 contact)

Postal address:

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


217 Taranaki Street, Mt Cook, Wellington

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