Please consider your options carefully. We recommend that you find at the very least short term accommodation before you arrive. Arriving in a new country can be challenging and permanent accommodation can be difficult to find and expensive if you arrive in the middle of the year, as most private leases are over a 12-month period. Please research accommodation options carefully before you leave home. A small number of Uni Flats flats are available for postgraduate students with partners and/or families, and for unaccompanied postgraduate students wishing to live in a self-catered flat with other postgraduate students.
Alternatively, there are a wide range of private accommodation available, or residential college options. Abbey College, for example, is New Zealand's only dedicated postgraduate residential college.