The Cube Hall Te Hōro o Cube

The Cube is an apartment-style hall of residence in Wellington for Massey Students in their 2nd year and above. It is also open to students of all other tertiary institutions (including school leavers)

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  • Cost
    $12,424 – $16,994 per year
    $12,424 – $16,994
    per year
  • Furniture
    Fully furnished
    Fully furnished
  • Ideal for
    All tertiary students 19 years +
    All tertiary students
    19 years +
  • Catering
    Self-catered
    Self-catered
  • Walking time
    5 minutes to campus
    5 minutes
    to campus

The Cube has comfortable shared apartments and single studios, for self-catered or fully catered living. With a supportive student community environment, The Cube is located near the Massey campus and Wellington’s vibrant city centre. It is ideal for Massey Students in their 2nd year and above or students of all other tertiary institutions (including school leavers).

Overview

  • Sixty shared self-catered apartments of three and five bedrooms, and 11 single studio apartments
  • Single and mixed gender apartments
  • Fully furnished
  • Meal plans available
  • Wifi in all rooms and common areas
  • Common room and recreation room
  • Accommodation is available for students with accessibility requirements
  • Located within walking distance to Wellington’s city centre and transport links

Rooms and furniture

Studios

The Cube’s studio apartments are modern and spacious, with open plan living and separate bathroom with shower.

Each room includes:

  • double bed
  • TV table
  • two wardrobes
  • desks and chairs
  • pinboard
  • dining table and two chairs
  • two-seater sofa
  • stove top
  • oven
  • mini fridge
  • sink.

All studios have lockable doors, privacy blinds, opening windows, and heating.

Apartments

Each room includes:

  • double bed with mattress protector
  • desk and chair
  • wardrobe
  • pinboard

Apartment kitchens have a stove top, oven, fridge/freezer and sink. Common areas within the apartments have a dining table and chairs, couches, coffee table and TV table, heater, and a separate shower and toilet.

All apartments, including each bedroom, have secure lockable main doors and opening windows fitted with security stays. Bedrooms are approximately eight square metres in size.

Items you should bring

You should bring your own bedding, towels and cleaning materials. For your apartment kitchen, basic chattels are needed. For a list of suggested chattels please look at the handbook at the end of this page.

International students will receive a room pack containing bedding, towels and essential utensils.

Catering

You can choose to cook your own meals in the hall’s shared kitchens, or buy a Hospitality meal plan.

Meals are served at Tussock Café, located in the heart of the campus or they can be taken away. The café offers a diverse range of food options, simply order with everybody else but pay by presenting your Hospitality ID card.

Your Hospitality meal plan provides you with a $50 credit for each week of the term from orientation week onwards. If you don't use the full credit each week it will be accrued during study weeks only, and expires on the last exam day of the year/semester.

A discount applies to full-year payment, giving you a total credit value of $1,250 per year.

Hospitality meal credit can also be used at the Pyramid and Museum Cafes, which have limited menus.

Meal plan pricing for The Cube 2022.
Full Year Meal Package Semester 1 Meal Package Semester 2 Meal Package
$1,062.50* (prepaid with hall fees, includes 15% discount) $650 (prepaid with hall fees) $600 (prepaid by 1 July)

Communal spaces

The Cube has a shared common room with table tennis, a pool table, TV and couches, located on the ground floor. A shared laundry is located on the ground floor and is free to use.

Car parking and bike storage

Parking, including for motorbikes and scooters, is not available at The Cube. Parking is available across the road at Kāinga Rua Hall, Wellington campus. To secure a car park, contact residential staff before you arrive.

The Cube has a bicycle storage shed. A key costs $60 for 42 weeks. Bikes are not allowed inside the hall or to be left outside the hall.

Public transport

The Cube's central Wellington location is close to many major transport links, including the city’s bus network, trains and ferries.

Alcohol

The Cube allows alcohol in apartments only. However, spirits and hard liquors, and alcohol in large quantities such as beer kegs are not allowed.

2022 pricing

2022 pricing for The Cube.
Room type Full year domestic student* Full year international student* Semester (international student)*
Studio apartment (single occupancy) $16,750 $16,994 $9699.50
Room in a shared apartment $12,424 $12,668 $7410.50

* Fees include deposit amount.

Room rates include:

  • wifi
  • laundry facilities
  • electricity (residents who use more than a reasonable amount of electricity will be charged extra)
  • an activity fee that contributes to social events and activities at The Cube throughout the academic year.

To enquire about sharing a studio apartment at the Cube, email our office.

Meals are not included in room rates, but a meal package can be purchased separately.

Payment options

Domestic students can choose from two payment options, outlined below.

  • Two payments for the 42-week agreement.
  • One bulk payment, then 36 weekly payments of $200 from 5 March to 5 November 2022.

International students must pay all accommodation fees in full. See detailed:

Deposit

To secure your accommodation, you will need to pay a deposit by the date stated in your letter of offer.

The deposit is $1,126 for domestic students and includes an administration fee, bond, and internet and activity fees.

If you need to cancel, there is a cut-off date in order to secure a refund of the bond plus internet and activity fees – the administration fee is non-refundable. Download:

2022 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.

These are the contract dates for 2022.

Domestic students

Domestic students contract dates at The Cube for 2022.
Term Duration Start date End date
Full year 42 weeks 13 February 2022 4 December 2022


International students

International students contract dates at The Cube for 2022.
Term Duration Start date End date
Full year 42 weeks 13 February 2022 04 December 2022
Semester 1 21 weeks 13 February 2022 7 July 2022
Semester 2 21 weeks 10 July 2022 04 December 2022

Take a virtual tour

Take a virtual tour of The Cube three bedroom apartment.

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Take a virtual tour of The Cube five bedroom apartment.

Location

240 Taranaki Street, Mount Cook, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

More information

Contact the office

The Cube

Phone

+64 4 801 5799 extension 63355

Emergency phone (Duty Residential Assistant)

Location

Physical address
242 Taranaki Street
Mt Cook
Wellington
New Zealand

Postal address
Cube Hall - Massey University
242 Taranaki Street
Mt Cook
Wellington 6021
New Zealand

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