Whitecliffe College of Technology and Innovation

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Whitecliffe College of Technology and Innovation
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Computer Power Plus (Wellington) encourages international students who are new to New Zealand to utilise Homestay accommodation for at least the first few weeks of your stay.

Homestay is a great way to learn about New Zealand culture. New Zealand host families are carefully chosen for you to stay with. Homestay can be arranged for you at your request by staff at Computer Power Plus. The homestay family will provide a separate fully furnished room of your own in a suburban house, usually with garden and lawns. You will be provided with breakfast and dinner each weekday and three meals per day on the weekends. Fresh bed linen and towels will be supplied and your laundry will be done for you.

Interacting with your host family and friends is an excellent way to improve your English and to become accustomed to life in New Zealand. Some homestay families have hosted students for many years.

Computer Power Plus utilises the services of the International team at Whitireia Community Polytechnic (Wellington branch) to source and monitor accommodation for our Wellington students. Whitireia Community Polytechnic complies and is bound by the code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

The cost of Homestay accommodation in Wellington is $230.00 per week with a one off placement fee of $200.00 and a registration fee of $150.00

A pick-up from Wellington Airport can be arranged at your request for $90.00

222 Willis Student Accommodation

Live in safe, secure and modern accommodation while studying in Wellington.

222 Willis is a brand new six-level student accommodation complex, offering one, two or four bedroom high-quality apartments. Located 10 minutes walking distance from Computer Power Plus, this accommodation is designed for students with on-site supervision in place.

All bedrooms come complete with Wi-Fi, bed, chair, desk, wardrobe, shelves, noticeboards, curtains, cooktop, fridge, microwave and storage space. The two and four bedroom apartments are spacious and comfortably furnished. Opens in January 2014.

For more details and application forms visit: www.222willis.co.nz

Student Hostels

The city has many commercial hostels where you can rent a room either short term or long term. The hostels are not run by Computer Power Plus and anyone can stay in a hostel. Remember that some are for students only. They have single, double or twin share rooms and are always furnished. The commercial hostels have a communal kitchen where you can cook your own meals.

Temporary Accommodation Student Hostels/Backpackers

When you arrive in Wellington, it can be best to have something ready for you before you leave home. You may like to stay somewhere for a couple of nights until you find your ideal accommodation. Temporary accommodation in the inner city includes:

Steps to finding the right accommodation for you:
  • Choose the accommodation type that you like
  • Most accommodation choices have websites
  • If you require assistance please contact our International Student Services department


Many students enjoy the independence and challenge of sharing a house (flat) or apartment with other people. You can find flats by looking in the newspaper, on local notice boards (such as the supermarket), through the Internet or going through a rental agent.

You will probably have to pay a bond and some rent in advance when you first move in. Costs can be between $120.00 and $200.00 for a room and then you must pay for food, electricity, water etc.

This is a great option once you have settled into study and life in the city. You may find out more about this type of accommodation through friends you make while studying.

Airport Transfers

If you are living in a homestay situation – an airport pickup can be arranged for you at the time of your accommodation. If you are wishing to make your own way into Wellington City try one of the following:
  • Airport Shuttle from the airport to the city approx. $18.00
  • Taxi from the airport to the city approx. $40.00
  • Airport Flyer bus from the airport to the city approx. $10.00



Computer Power Plus is unable to accept any international student under the age of 18 years in accordance with the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students

If for any reason during your study at Computer Power Plus you change your address; emergency contact information or the type of accommodation, you must notify the Student Services department