There is a free bus service for all enrolled students. The service starts on 4 March, runs Monday to Friday during Trimesters 1 & 2, and connects the Petone, Wellington City and Porirua campuses. To use the free bus service, show your student ID card to the driver. See the Whitireia, WelTec or Te Auaha websites for timetables and more information.
If you’re an eligible full-time student you will receive a 25% discount off the peak adult Snapper or single 10-Trip Ticket fare on Metlink bus, rail and ferry services at all times. To get the 25% discount on buses you must apply for the concession and have it loaded on your Snapper Card.
For further information go to the Metlink website www.metlink.org.nz to find out travel and fare information for the Greater Wellington region.
Study and breakout spaces are located across all our campuses, most of which include access to computers and power sockets. There are additional quiet study spaces situated in, or near, the library areas. You can also book quiet rooms for study and meetings via the Student Helpdesks at any campus.
There are places to come to get advice, support, advocacy, ask us anything, relax, get a free hot drink, eat, use a computer, or just come in and talk to someone. Tea and coffee making facilities are available, plus vending machines and microwave facilities to heat up your own food. For further information on available student spaces, ask at the Student Helpdesks.
We provide free breakfast Mon-Fri across our campuses, subject to availability, as well as tea and coffee. There are microwave facilities to heat up your own food at various locations across all our campuses.
We have dedicated spaces for Māori and Pasifika students wanting friendly and welcoming places to study, socialise, or to get advice and support.
Te Whare Āwhina
28 Kensington Avenue, Petone Campus
Main Hub, Petone Campus
F014, Porirua Campus
Ask at the Student Helpdesks for more information.
You will need your student ID cards, and in some cases a swipe card, in order to gain access to your campus after hours. Some campuses extend their hours to accommodate later study and late classes.
5pm-11pm on weekdays
10am-7pm on weekends
Library: Mon – Thurs 5pm-7pm;
Ako Ake: Mon – Fri 7am-11pm; Sat & Sun 7am-6pm (Card access is required)
5pm-8pm Mon – Thurs
5pm-10pm Mon – Fri
5pm-9pm Mon - Fri
Our on-campus cafeterias sell a range of food and drinks.
Petone: Level 1, Learning Commons
Porirua: Adjacent to the Atrium and the Student Hub
Te Kahui Auaha: Ground floor
For competitively priced delicious meals, visit one of our fully-supervised training restaurants. Open for café mornings, lunches, dinners and events on selected dates throughout the year.
Bistro 52 and Latte Lab
We provide quality childcare centres on our Petone and Porirua campuses, open to children of students, staff and the local community. Both our childcare centres offer the Ministry of Education ‘20 Hours ECE’ for 3-5 year olds. Please contact the corresponding centre for bookings and fees.
Whitireia Childcare Centre, Tutu Place, off Wineera Drive, Porirua
(04) 237 7842
Whitireia Childcare Centre
You will be given a list of any text books required for your course at the start of your studies. The library can help you with questions about textbooks.
Our fully-supervised training hairdressing and beauty therapy salons offer everything from cuts and colours to waxes and makeovers, at very competitive prices. The opening hours listed are subject to change, and are dependent on student availability and trimester dates.
Aria Beauty Therapy
Beauty and Hair on Campus
Porirua Campus, C400, corner of Tutuira Place and Wi Neera Drive
Open from June-October, please call for details
(04) 237 3135 (Beauty) Thursdays
(04) 237 3124 (Hair) Tuesday and Wednesday
Whitiriea Beauty and Hairdressing Salons
Beauty and Hair on Campus Facebook
Our barbering students offer FREE barber cuts and services, no appointment necessary.
Te Kahui Auaha, ground floor, 65 Dixon Street, Wellington
Tuesdays to Thursdays: 9.30am-2.30pm
Petone Campus, O Block, Buick Street entrance, Petone
Noel Leeming offer discounts for WelTec and Whitireia students on a range of in-store products. Just show your valid student ID card at a Noel Leeming store to claim your discount.
There are student noticeboards at all campuses where students advertise for flatmates. Alternative sites to find flats and rental accommodation are: www.trademe.co.nz and www.nzflatmates.co.nz and local flatmates wanted groups on Facebook.
For more information about the rules around flatting and renting, see the New Zealand Tenancy Service www.tenancy.govt.nz
We can support you to find temporary or emergency accommodation if necessary – see the Student Helpdesks.