Massey University Kainga 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.
  • Furnished with basic items. Residents are to bring their own towels and bedding (this is provided to international students only).
  • 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.

2021 Room rates

Room typeFull yearSemester
Domestic students
Single room$13,421.00
Twin-share room$9,549.20
International students
Single room$13,485.00$7,876.25
Twin-share room$9,793.20$5,845.76

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


  • Application fee: $100.00 (non-refundable)
  • Activity fee: $120.00 (full year) $90.00 (semester)
  • Bond: $600.00 (held until contract ends)
  • Internet: $330.00 (full year) $185.00 (semester)
  • Mattress protector: $16.00 (use is mandatory)
  • Room pack: $260.00 (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.
  2. Two payments for the 42-week agreement.
  3. One bulk payment, then 36 weekly payments of $130.00 from 5 March to 5 November 2021.
  4. One bulk payment, then 36 weekly payments of $150.00 from 5 March to 5 November 2021 (only available for twin share rooms)

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

 2021 Accommodation Pricing Domestic Students (89 KB)

 2021 Residential Agreement Withdrawal and Refund Guidelines (183 KB)


TermStart and end dates for domestic studentsStart and end dates for international students
Full year14 February to 5 December 20214 February to 28 November 2021
Semester one14 February to 11 July 20214 February to 1 July 2021
Semester two11 July to 5 December 20214 July to 28 November 2021


  • Eight 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



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


Meal packages are available from the campus café, Tussock. Residents can eat there or take meals away. Student ID cards will need to be presented to receive meals. Meal package credit can be used at the Pyramid and Museum cafés, however they only offer a limited menu.

Semester oneSemester twoFull year
$650.00 (prepaid with hall fees)$600.00 (prepaid by 1 July)$1062.50* (prepaid with hall fees)
$50 credit accrued per week from orientation week.Credit accrues during study weeks only and expires on the last exam day of the year/semester*15% discount applies – total credit value is $1250.00 for the year.


Wifi is available throughout the building.


All apartments have heating in common lounge.


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. 


Each block has two laundries, free of charge. 


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

A free outdoor bike rack is available for residents.

Contact details

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +64 4 801 5799 extn. 63355
Emergency only phone: 0800 574 255 (24/7 Duty RA)

Postal address:

Kāinga Rua Hall – Massey University
217 Taranaki Street
Mt Cook
Wellington 6021