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Huia Residence

Located on the Grafton Campus close to the trendy Newmarket and Parnell shopping precincts, while still being a short walk away from the General Library on the City Campus.

About the hall

Huia Residence is home to 321 students each year and is ideal for those who enjoy an independent style of living, but with a Hall of Residence experience. Residents have the option of cooking their own meals or signing up for one of two meal plans available.

The Residential Management team which consists of the Area Manager, Resident Manager, Area Co-Ordinator, Resident Supervisor and 10 Resident Advisors provide personal support throughout your stay and arrange a number of social and recreational activities during the year.

Huia Residence
110 Grafton Road

Weekly Rate

  • Single Bedroom
    $241 per week

Meal Plan 1 - Dinner only
$63 per week

Meal Plan 2 - Dinner 7 days, Lunch 5 days
$96 per week
(Packed lunch or lunch on campus at Quad Cafe)

For more details see the Accommodation Fees page.

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See what it's like inside!

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image of students talking in bedroom

You'll stay in a comfortable, fully-furnished single room with a small personal refrigerator. Broadband internet access is provided in each room through our Residential Network (ResNet) system. You will need to provide your own Ethernet cable.

Each floor has two bathrooms (single gender), a communal kitchen and laundry facilities with user pays washer and dryer.

On arrival you will need to pay a $100 'room condition fee'. You'll be given a linen pack complete with mattress protector, two sheets, duvet inner and cover, pillow, pillow case and two towels. This fee is refundable at the end of your stay on return of your room key, linen pack, and provided your room is in a clean and undamaged condition.


students preparing a meal

At Huia Residence, you have the choice of being self-catered or partially-catered with one of two meal plans available.

If you choose to be self-catered, you can prepare your meals using the communal kitchen on your floor or in the larger communal kitchen on the ground floor. Kitchens on each floor close at 10pm every night. The communal kitchen on the ground floor is available 24 hours a day.

There is a small kitchenette next to the common room on each floor which is available 24 hours a day, and a vending machine on site for light snacks.

You have the option of signing up to one of two meal plans available before you move into residence.

  • Meal Plan 1 offers dinner 7 nights a week, served in the dining room.
  • Meal Plan 2 offers dinner 7 nights a week, and lunch 5 days a week. You have the choice of a packed lunch or lunch on campus from Quad Cafe.


image of students hanging out ingames room

Each floor common rooms have a TV with Sky and free-to-air channels available. There is also a DVD player on each floor, and a loan system available with over 400 DVDs, a selection of board games, a Nintendo Wii and Playstation is available to residents.

The ground floor communal space offers a big screen television, pool table, Foosball and table tennis. For the pianists, there are two pianos available.

The Auckland Domain is right on your doorstep and the 75 hectares of landscape park features sports fields, a cricket pavilion, duck ponds, sculptures, two beautiful glass houses which form the Winter garden, and is also home to the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

All residents receive membership to the University's Recreation Centre, which is a 10 minute walk away.

Study Space

students studying in common room

You can study individually or in a group in the dining hall outside of dining hours.

The communal lounge on the ground floor offers wireless connectivity, computers, and a printer/photocopier for residents to use.

You're also able to join up to the academic support programme which includes mentoring and group study sessions.

Your room also has broadband access to the University Residential Network (ResNet).