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Kōawa Halls - Sonoda

10 July 2023

Second year+, self-catered. Facility provided by Cedar Pacific and operated by UniLodge.


Offering a smaller close-knit community with just 107 rooms, Sonoda is located adjacent to Hayashi on the Kōawa Creative Technology Precinct.

Sonoda is a modern accommodation facility offering a quieter, peaceful environment surrounded by Japanese-inspired landscaped grounds. Facilities include a common room, seminar room and laundry facilities within each building. Depending on demand, alcohol-free and/or single-gender apartments are available.

Sonoda Bedroom
Sonoda - Living

Sonoda virtual tour

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Types of rooms available (NZ$)


Single room, self-catered

$12,608 (48 weeks) - 2024 Fees
$12,916 (52 weeks) - 2024 Fees



  • King single bed
  • Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Shared kitchen with basic essentials
  • Living room and dining furniture
  • Wash basin in bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared washing machines and dryers
  • Wifi throughout
  • Secure bike storage
Sonoda - Bedroom 2
Sonoda Outside

Unlimited for UC students - an internet account is activated on acceptance of formal enrolment offer.


Contract dates

Monday 15 January 2024 to Monday 16 December 2024 (48 weeks)
Monday 15 January 2024 to Monday 13 January 2025 (52 weeks)

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.


Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$11,808 (48 weeks)
$12,116 (52 weeks)

Contingency fee (refundable)

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300 ($200 returners)

Resident's association fee

Car parking (optional)
$600 per year

Bed linen pack (optional)
Available to purchase online

Cutlery/crockery pack (optional)
Available to purchase online



Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$800 ($300 contingency fee, $300 administration fee, $200 residential life fee)
$700 returners ($300 contingency fee, $200 administration fee, $200 residential life fee)

Payment 2 (15 January)
$984 (4 week's rent) - 48 weeks
$932 (4 week's rent) - 52 weeks

Fortnightly thereafter
$492 - 48 weeks
$466 - 52 weeks

More information

Contact us

UniLodge Sonoda
32 Dovedale Avenue
Upper Riccarton
Christchurch 8041
T: +64 3 266 0400

Statement of intent

"Live the UniLodge Life."

UniLodge has been providing pastoral care for students for over 20 years and our Residential Life Program aims to foster inclusive communities through a diverse range of events and initiatives to support residents to achieve academic success.

We understand that university is a transformative time in a student’s life, and we build our program around this to inspire development, build lifelong friendships, and support students through any challenges they may encounter.

All of our staff receive training and resources to be able to assist students to access the right support for them, ranging from helping residents adapt to living away from home, accessing financial support, or helping them find a counsellor to talk things through.

UniLodge has strong industry partnerships with universities and other institutions to help students navigate their options, as well as inform them of community-based resources.

Each resident is a unique individual and can expect from UniLodge, an environment that has clear, reasonable and effective practices, and that aligns with the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of Domestic Tertiary and International Learners.

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