Flatting vs Halls? Is it expensive compared to other cities or Australia?
I would definitely recommend a hall for first year at Victoria - as it is a great way to meet new people, without the stress of having to organise your own flat. Most of the popular halls in Wellington like Te Puni Village, Weir House and Katharine Jermyn Hall are $365 a week, which includes full catering, power, internet etc. From what I know this is a fairly standard price for all university halls in New Zealand - but is cheaper than Australia. In terms of flatting after first year, flat prices in Wellington are definitely cheaper than Sydney or Melbourne, and slightly cheaper than Auckland, but more expensive than Christchurch or Otago.