Akoranga Student Village (North Campus accommodation)

Akoranga Student Village offers shared living in townhouse-style apartments just 5-minutes' walk from AUT's North Campus, and close to public transport links and shops. There are 40 apartments in the village setting, offering a convenient lifestyle where you can feel safe and supported while enjoying the social activities and events organised through our Residential Life programme.

Inside Akoranga Student Village

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Townhouse-style apartments in a village setting

Living at Akoranga Student Village (ASV) is about more than just a room – you become part of a community from the moment you arrive. There are plenty of opportunities to make social connections and develop leadership and life skills that will help you succeed at AUT and beyond.

ASV is a safe and social accommodation option, and particularly convenient if you're studying health sciences, sport and recreation, or education at AUT North Campus.

Akoranga Student Village is managed and operated by AUT. AUT has a commercial management agreement with the owner of the building, Amber Infrastructure NZ Ltd.

Rooms, facilities and services


Each apartment is fully furnished and has 5 or 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a lounge/dining area.

There are 40 apartments (204 students). Electricity, water, gas and unlimited wifi are included in your accommodation fee.


All bedrooms are standard size (3.2m x 2.5m) and have:

  • Double bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Bookshelf
  • Towel rail
  • Heater

You need to bring your own bedding and linen.

Who you'll live with

Apartment groups are chosen based on age and course of study, but we will do our best to accommodate any special requests. When you apply, you can tell us if you would prefer to live in a single or mixed gender group and add any comments like rainbow friendly or no alcohol.

Shared areas and facilities at ASV include:

  • Common room
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Laundry
  • Car parking
  • North Gym membership*

*From 2024, gym membership is included in accommodation fees while residing at ASV

Akoranga Student Village (ASV) is a safe, supportive place to live – with help and support nearby whenever you need it.

  • 24-hour onsite security (AUT staff are on site during the day and security staff are on site overnight)
  • 24-hour onsite pastoral care (Night Duty Officer, live-in residential assistants (RAs are student staff members who provide support to residents)

ASV provides a Residential Life programme during the year, so you can get to know other people and participate in social events. The Residential Life Manager lives on site.

Life in student accommodation

Fees and contract periods

Find out about costs for accommodation, how and when to pay, and what our contract periods are.

Fees for accommodation

Applying for accommodation

Our online application portals open at certain times before semesters begin.

More about applying

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  • Single studio apartment living: bed, kitchenette, bathroom
  • Communal areas: kitchen and dining, lounge and study spaces
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Wellesley Student Apartments

Wellesley Student Apartments

  • City Campus location: 3-minute walk to campus
  • High-rise, inner city living
  • Shared apartments: 4-5 people, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/living areas


Contact and location

Akoranga Student Village (North Campus)
42 Akoranga Drive, Northcote

Phone: +64 9 921 9947
Email: residential.services@aut.ac.nz
Hours: Mon to Fri 9am to 7pm, Sat & Sun 9am to 5pm

Book a tour

Come and have a look around Akoranga Student Village – contact us to organise a look inside an apartment.

Handbook and policies

Accommodation handbook cover page showing accommodation building

Browse and download our handbook, house rules and other policies for residents of AUT's Wellesley Student Apartments (City Campus) and Akoranga Student Village (North Campus).

Policies, rules and handbooks