Waipārūrū - Whitaker Block

Formerly known as Whitaker Hall, Waipārūrū - Whitaker Block, is a short walk from the centre of Auckland City and the City Campus, is home to 168 students who are part of the Waipārūrū community.

About the hall

Tucked away between Grafton Gully and Waipārūrū Hall on Whitaker Place you will find Waipārūrū - Whitaker Block. The building offers residents a close-knit community, with all the benefits of inner-city living.

The accommodation management team provides personal support throughout your stay and arrange a number of social and recreational activities during the year.

The Resident Manager, Resident Coordinator and Resident Advisers live on-site, with the Waiparuru Hall Reception operating 24/7.

Hall profile

Hall profile Waipārūrū Hall - Whitaker Block
Student type First-year high school leavers & Undergraduates
Total students 168
Students per block 40-50

Self-catered residence with 3 optional meal plans available.

  • Large shared communal kitchen & dining room.
  • Optional meal plan available to residents at an additional weekly rate.
  • All meals served in the Waipārūrū Hall dining hall.
  • Vegetarian and halal options available.
  • A choice of meal options from multiple food stations at each service, catering to a range of diets and serving a variety of food from different cuisines.
Facilities on site

In addition to the communal spaces and bookable meeting rooms provided in Waipārūrū Hall, residents can enjoy the following spaces in the Whitaker building which include:

  • Large communal lounge with Sky TV/Games room
  • Music room
  • Study rooms
  • Computer lab with printing facilities
  • Light reference/reading room
  • Common rooms with TV and DVD player and kitchenette
Location 27 Whitaker Place, Auckland Central
Distance to University General Library (Bldg 109) 950m (8 minute walk)


  • Every room comes furnished with a bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, noticeboard, bookshelf and towel rail.
  • Residents provide their own bedding and linen. Alternatively a bedding pack can be purchased from our online accommodation shop before arrival.
  • Electricity, water, internet, laundry and access to University gym facilities are included.
Room type Residential period Sem Two 2020 weekly rate* Features
Single 19 Weeks $275.00
  • your own bedroom
  • shared bathroom on every floor
Twinshare 19 Weeks $202.00
  • room is shared by you and another student allocated by the resident manager
  • two sets of bedroom furniture
  • shared bathroom on every floor.
Twinshare Deluxe 19 Weeks $233.00
  • room is shared by you and another student allocated by the resident manager
  • two sets of bedroom furniture
  • shared ensuite bathroom.

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