Tupuānuku

Tupuānuku is one of nine stars seen within the cluster of Matariki, Te Iwa o Matariki.  It is the star that is connected to kai (food) and rongoā (traditional medicines) that is grown within the soil, or harvested from the ground. The rising of Matariki signals the new year within te ao māori and plays a significant role in the māramataka, the Māori lunar calendar, in determining and planning for the year ahead. 

The largest new accommodation build to date will offer 504 fully-furnished student rooms in 2021.  Located amongst other halls of residence, the location on Homestead Lane (adjacent to the Ilam Homestead and gardens) is a short 5 minute walk to main campus facilities.  The layout consists of long corridors divided into smaller colour-coded neighbourhoods or kāhui.

Tupuānuku will include:

  • Single rooms (approx 11-13m2) x 375 with shared bathroom (1:4 ratio)
  • Single ensuite rooms (approx 14-15m2) x 100 (own bathroom)
  • Single accessible rooms (approx 16-18m2) x 29 (own bathroom)
  • Rooms contain king single bed, desk, chair, bookshelves, and double wardrobe with lockable drawer
  • Options for catered or self-catered
  • Home to first year students in 2021

On each floor are:

  • Gender neutral bathrooms x 4 (3 basins, 3 toilets with basins, 2 shower rooms)
  • Gender neutral bathrooms x 2 (3 basins, 3 toilets with basins, 2 shower rooms, 1 room with toilet, basin and shower)
  • Ensuite rooms x 20
  • Accessible rooms x 6
  • Kitchenettes x 3
  • Study rooms for individual or group study x 2
  • Common room x 1 

View all 360° panoramas.

Tupuānuku Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of our brand new facility - there are two "Starting Points" or you can view by room on either the "Ground Floor" or a "Residential Level".  You can move from room to room by following the white or blue circle with your cursor.  The blue indicates a transition to the next room.

To view a panorama of a room, left click and drag to navigate left, right, up or down.

Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Single room, fully-catered

$18,364 (42 weeks) - 2021 Fees

Ensuite room, fully-catered

$19,204 (42 weeks) - 2021 Fees

Facilities

  • bed icon King single bed
  • bookshelf icon Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe icon Wardrobe
  • Desk icon Desk
  • Thermometer icon Centrally heated
  • Dining Hall icon Dining hall
  • Cutlery icon Shared kitchenettes
  • Sofa icon Shared common spaces
  • Desk icon Individual and group study spaces
  • bathtub icon Shared bathrooms or ensuites (own bathroom)
  • Laundry icon Shared washing machines and dryers
  • Internet icon Wifi
  • bicycle icon Secure bike storage

Internet

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

Contract dates

Wednesday 17 February - Wednesday 8 December 2021 (includes catering during term and semester breaks)

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.  UC is working in partnership with UniLodge on pastoral care services.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$17,514 - Single room
$18,354 - Ensuite room

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300

Residential life fee
$400

Contingency fee (refundable)
$1,668 (4 week's rent) - Single room
$1,748 (4 week's rent) - Ensuite room

Car parking (optional)
Student parking permit on-campus - $475 (2020 rate)

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$1,117 ($400 residential life fee, $300 administration fee, $417 (1 week's rent) - Single room
$1,137 ($400 residential life fee, $300 administration fee, $437 (1 week's rent) - Ensuite room

Payment 2 (25 January)
$2,085 (5 week's rent) - Single room
$2,185 (5 week's rent) - Ensuite room

Fortnightly thereafter
$834 - Single room
$874 - Ensuite room

Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Single room, self-catered

$11,686 (42 weeks) - 2021 Fees

Ensuite room, self-catered

$12,526 (42 weeks) - 2021 Fees

Facilities

Internet

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

Contract dates

Wednesday 17 February - Wednesday 8 December 2021 

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.  UC is working in partnership with UniLodge on pastoral care services.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$10,836 - Single room
$11,676 - Ensuite room

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300

Residential life fee
$400

Contingency fee (refundable)
$1,032 (4 week's rent) - Single room
$1,112 (4 week's rent) - Ensuite room

Car parking (optional)
Student parking permit on-campus - $475 (2020 rate)

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$958 ($400 residential life fee, $300 administration fee, $258 (1 week's rent) - Single room
$978 ($400 residential life fee, $300 administration fee, $278 (1 week's rent) - Ensuite room

Payment 2 (25 January)
$1,290 (5 week's rent) - Single room
$1,390 (5 week's rent) - Ensuite room

Fortnightly thereafter
$516 - Single room
$556 - Ensuite room

More information

Postal Address

Tupuānuku
3 Homestead Lane
Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041

Waea: +64 27 247 6977
Īmēra: tupuanuku@unilodge.co.nz