11 Feb 2021

Students avoiding Wellington universities due to high rents

From Midday Report, 12:18 pm on 11 February 2021

The Victoria University Students' Association is hearing that some students are finding Wellington rents so expensive, they're enrolling in provincial universities instead.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Today, TradeMe released its figures for January, showing that median rents in the capital city have reached a national record of $615 a week.

The Victoria University Students Association president, Michael Turnbull, spoke to Emma Hatton.