Tānekaha studio units, Auckland campus Ngā whare o Tānekaha

Living in a studio unit is the opportunity to live alone while still being part of the student community in Te Ōhanga Village, on the Auckland campus in the suburb of Albany.

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  • Cost
    $365 per week
    per week
  • Furniture
    Fully furnished
    Fully furnished
  • Ideal for
    25–30 year olds
    year olds
  • Catering
  • Walking time
    2 minutes to campus centre
    2 minutes
    to campus centre


  • 12 modern, furnished, single-occupancy studio units with private ensuite bathrooms and kitchenettes.
  • Suitable for mature students, 25–30 years and older.
  • Self-catered — do your own cooking in the kitchenette provided.
  • Wifi included everywhere.
  • Close to student facilities, including Student Central, the library, lecture theatres and REC centre, and buses to Auckland central city.
  • Based in the Te Ōhanga Village, with facilities and common areas nearby in Te Rito hub, including music room, TV lounge, laundry, patio, study and games rooms.
  • Accommodation is available for students with accessibility requirements.

Rooms and furniture

Studio units are self-contained, single-occupancy, with their own bathrooms and kitchenettes. They are fully furnished and have everything you need to study, relax, and cook. 

Each studio unit includes:

  • queen bed, mattress, and mattress protector
  • desk with shelf, drawers, pinboard, and desk chair
  • wardrobe with mirror
  • kitchenette with hob (no oven), microwave, combined fridge and freezer, jug, toaster, cooking utensils
  • ensuite bathroom
  • towel rail
  • curtains
  • heater
  • TV.

Items you should bring

Along with clothing and personal items, you should also bring:

  • your own bedding and towels (or you can buy a bedding and towel pack for $125)
  • coat hangers
  • electric fan for cooling the unit
  • 3M hooks/tape or white tac, if you wish to hang anything on your wall (no tape, nails, screws or blu tac allowed).


Each studio unit has its own private ensuite bathroom with a shower (but no bath).


Studio units are self-catered — you do your own shopping and cooking in your kitchenette.

Communal spaces and facilities

Te Rito is the social and facilities hub used by all the residents in Te Ōhanga Village. It includes the 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 bicycle rack, 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.

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.


You can drink alcohol in your studio unit, but only from 7pm to 11pm, Thursday to Saturday. 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.

2021 pricing

The pricing for Tānekaha studio units is given in the following table. You can pay by semester or full year. Domestic students are also able to pay on a weekly basis.

Pricing for Tānekaha studio units 2021.
Week Full year Semester One Semester Two
$365 $14,600 $6,935 $7,300

Room rates include:

  • wifi
  • water and power usage.


After you have applied for accommodation and your application has been successful, you will need to pay a deposit to secure your place.

The deposit is $670 for a full year or $630 for one semester and includes an administration fee, a refundable bond and an activity fee.

Cancellations must be received by 20 January to secure a refund of the bond and activity fee. The administration fee is non-refundable.

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.

Contracted term dates when you will be 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


Te Ōhanga Village is the only student accommodation in New Zealand to have a Qualmark five-star rating, with gold status for sustainability. Qualmark is New Zealand Tourism’s official mark of quality.

Accommodation handbook

The accommodation handbook has detailed information on living in Te Ōhanga Village accommodation.


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

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Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

Office phone

Mobile phone

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


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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