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Massey's Auckland student accommodation options are in Te Ōhanga Village, in the East Precinct of the Auckland campus (previously known as Albany campus), on Auckland's North Shore. The accommodation is next to the university library and Student Central.

Across the road there is the Westfield Shopping Mall, cinema, libraries, and many cafes, restaurants and bars. Several swimming beaches are also close, and Auckland's central city is about a 20 minute drive away.

Te Ōhanga Village is the hub for student living. The accommodation is modern and comfortable. It is Qualmark accredited, New Zealand Tourism's rating system for accommodation quality. It is the only student accommodation in New Zealand with a five star rating, and has a gold star rating for its sustainability initiatives.

Te Ōhanga Village consists of:

  • three catered halls of residence, with a total of 210 single bedrooms, ideal for first year students
  • self-catered apartments, for 70 residents, ideal for first year students aged 21 and above
  • 12 self-catered studio units, ideal for students aged 25 to 30.

All of the Auckland accommodation options are fully furnished, and are all single occupancy. There is no accommodation available for couples or families.

When you apply, we place you in the accommodation that best suits you, based on the preferences you give us in your application.

Accommodation comparison

The following table compares the prices and services of all the Auckland campus accommodation options.

Auckland campus accommodation comparison
Accommodation option Beds Housing style Room size Cost per week Ideal for Catering Wheelchair access Walking time to campus centre
Pūkeko, Tui and Weka halls 210 Room in hall Single $416.05 17–21 and 21–26 year olds Catered (2 meals per day) Yes 2 minutes
Matipo, Titoki and Tānekaha apartments 70 Room in 4 or 5 bedroom apartment Small/large (both single occupancy) $292/$309 21–26 year olds, or returning students under 21 Self-catered Yes 2 minutes
Tānekaha studio units 12 Studio unit Large (single occupancy) $365 25–30 year olds Self-catered Yes 2 minutes

Services included

Internet, electricity and water

There is unlimited wifi internet throughout the village, in all the rooms and communal areas. Wifi, electricity and water usage are included in the room cost. Meals are included if you are in a catered hall.

Furniture

All of the accommodation is furnished, and in the apartments and studio units the kitchens are equipped with basic appliances and crockery.

All bedrooms have:

  • king single bed, mattress and mattress protector
  • desk, chair and desk lamp
  • shelf and pinboard
  • wardrobe with mirror
  • towel rail
  • curtains and carpet
  • heater
  • lockable doors
  • lighting and electrical outlets.

You need to bring personal items, an electric fan for cooling your room, bedding and towels (or you can buy a bedding and towels pack for $125).

Cleaning

In the catered halls, we clean the communal spaces. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own rooms, and also must tidy up after themselves after using communal spaces.

In the apartments and studio units, residents are responsible for all their own cleaning.

Pricing breakdown

The following table shows the pricing across all of the accommodation at the Auckland campus for comparison.

Pricing breakdown of accommodation at the Auckland campus
Room Catered / Self-catered Week Full year Semester one Semester two
Room in a hall Catered $416.05 $16,642 $7,904.95 $8,321
Small room in apartment Self-catered $292 $11,680 $5,548 $5,840
Large room in apartment Self-catered $309 $12,360 $5,871 $6,180
Studio unit Self-catered $365 $14,600 $6,935 $7,300

Payments

Payments for accommodation can be paid by semester or for the full year. Domestic students are also able to pay on a weekly basis by direct debit.

Deposit

If your application is successful, you will be sent an offer of place. To secure your place you will need to pay the deposit before the offer expires.

The following table shows the deposit break down. The activity fee contributes to hall events and activities held throughout the academic year. Cancellations must be received by the deadline to secure a refund of the bond and activity fee. The administration fee is non-refundable.

Deposit breakdown for accommodation at the Auckland campus
Deposit break down Full year One semester
Administration fee $100 $100
Bond (refundable when contract ends) $450 $450
Activity fee $120 $80
Total $670 $630

2021 occupancy dates

Your accommodation contract term must reflect your study programme – if your programme of study is full year you must apply for full year accommodation.

The following table gives the contracted term dates when you will be living at Te Ōhanga Village.

2021 occupancy dates while living at Te Ōhanga Village.
Term Duration Start date End date
Full year 40 weeks 16 February 2021 23 November 2021
Semester One 19 weeks 16 February 2021 29 June 2021
Semester Two 20 weeks 6 July 2021 23 November 2021

Living at Te Ōhanga Village

Te Rito

Te Rito is the social and facilities hub used by all the residents in Te Ōhanga Village. It includes reception, a study room, lounge with Smart TV, casual dining spaces, vending machines for snacks, music room, and games room with pool table, table tennis, foosball, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

There is also an outdoor patio area with barbecues, seating, a basketball hoop and community garden.

Washing machines and dryers are located at the rear of Te Rito. They can be accessed 24/7 and cost $3 per load. You need to provide your own washing powder.

Activities and events

A vibrant social life is one of the top reasons for living at Te Ōhanga Village. A programme of activities and events is run throughout the year, including sports leagues, inter-hall competitions, themed nights, quiz, games, and movie nights.

Catering

If you are living in the catered halls, the meal plan offers you two meals daily – lunch and dinner Monday to Friday, and brunch and dinner on weekends.

The dining hall is at Student Central next to the accommodation. It offers a diverse range of food choices that change daily. You use your student ID card to receive meals.

Our Food4Me App allows you to view the menu, make orders and leave feedback on meals.

Self-catering

The apartments and studio units are self-catered — they have kitchens for you to do your own cooking in. There are supermarkets nearby for food shopping.

Apartments have a cooktop, oven, combined fridge and freezer, microwave, toaster, jug, pots, pans and utensils. You can decide with the other residents living in the apartment if you’ll eat separately, or share food and cooking responsibilities.

Studio units have kitchenettes with two hobs (no oven), microwave, fridge, jug, toaster, pots, pans and utensils.

Alcohol

Drinking in moderation is allowed between 7pm to 11pm, Thursday to Saturday in the communal areas in the halls, apartment living rooms, Te Rito lounge, and in studio units. Drinking in bedrooms in the halls and apartments is not permitted.

Certain types of alcohol are not permitted, such as spirits and hard liquors, or alcohol in large quantities such as beer kegs, crates or casks of wine.

Accessibility

Te Ōhanga Village offers accessibility options for residents who require it. Please outline any requirements you have in your accommodation application.

Support

Residential life team

Our accommodation team provides support all day, every day to all student residents. We pride ourselves on caring for our students and work closely alongside other Massey support services to make sure your needs are met.

Accommodation staff are made up of dedicated professionals with qualifications and experience in education, social work, youth work and customer service, along with a team of Residential Assistants who are senior students. They offer a supportive community environment 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They help to create a positive culture and opportunities to have fun, while making sure our environment is safe for everyone.

Staff members and RAs live on site.

Security

All Massey University accommodation facilities have swipe card or key access and rooms have a secure lock. Each campus is supported by a security service which assists the accommodation teams to ensure that the living environment is safe.

Campus security is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Parking and transport

Car parking

Car parking is available at Te Ōhanga Village for $125 per semester. There are limited parks available. You can request a car park when you are confirming your Offer of Place.

Bicycle storage

There is a bicycle rack at Te Ōhanga Village, as well as several racks around Auckland campus. Bicycles are not allowed inside the accommodation.

Public transport

There are buses to all over Auckland from outside the REC Centre on the East Precinct, near Te Ōhanga Village.

Buses can be paid for with cash, or by using an AT HOP card, which you can buy from Student Central. Full-time students can apply to Auckland Transport (AT) for a tertiary student concession sticker for their AT HOP card, and receive 20% off public transport in Auckland.

Apply for an AT tertiary student concession

International students

We provide a supportive, welcoming environment for international students. Each campus has an International Student Care (ISC) team to help and support you while you are studying with us.

Airport pick-up for international students

Pick-ups are available from Auckland airport when international students arrive, for NZ$75 (paid directly to the driver). You must submit your pick-up request form at least 72 hours before your arrival into Auckland airport.

Auckland airport pick-up request form

Accommodation handbook

There is more information on living at Te Ōhanga Village, what to expect and how to prepare, in our accommodation handbook.

Location

Massey University East Precinct Albany Expressway, SH17, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand

Contact the office

Auckland accommodation office

Hours

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

Office phone

Mobile phone

+64 27 222 8242 (calls staff member on duty)

Location

Physical address
The Auckland accommodation office is located on level 2 of Student Central.

Postal address
Massey University
Student Accommodation Auckland
Private Bag 102904
North Shore
Auckland 0745

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