Otago Polytechnic

Te Pā Tauira – Otago Polytechnic Student Village, will open its doors to students on Sunday 11 February. 

Just a short walk from campus and Dunedin’s city centre, the $20 million, 231-bed furnished residential village offers fully-catered single rooms (dorms), self-catered studios (standard or deluxe) and four-bedroom apartments. 

Te Pā Tauira was officially blessed on Wednesday by Kai Tahu representative Tahu Potiki, who performed a series of karakia.

The ceremony was attended by more than 80 people, including Otago Polytechnic Council Chair Kathy Grant and CEO Phil Ker, who praised the complex’s high standard of workmanship, outstanding design and sustainable principles.

“We have set a new benchmark in student accommodation,” Phil said.

Constructed with the environment firmly in mind, Te Pā Tauira uses sustainable materials throughout, including laminated timber within its unique structural frame. 

Te Pā Tauira – Otago Polytechnic Student Village, is managed by global student accommodation specialist Campus Living Villages who operate in prominent locations around the world.

The name Te Pā Tauira was gifted by Ōtākou Rūnaka in 2017, along with each of the names for the five floors – Hawea, Rapuwai, Waitaha, Māmoe and Tahu (these are names of the southern tribes who have migrated to the South Island over centuries).

Read more about Te Pā Tauira here


Published on 09 February 2018

Orderdate: 09 Feb 2018
Expiry: 30 Mar 2018