Useful Links and Apps

Apps you might find useful in New Zealand

We know how frustrating it can be trying to find the latest information around important news and events, so we have compiled a list of useful mobile apps to help you organise your life and get settled into New Zealand. These apps can be downloaded free from Google play or Apple iTunes by simply using the platform's search function.


National and International News

New Zealand's largest online news source bringing together the news highlights from all regions of the country.



Manage your 2degrees prepay, pay monthly or business mobile account in minutes with 2degrees' user-friendly mobile app.



Got something to sell or looking to buy? Search new and used items for sale, rental homes and job vacancies with this user-friendly NZ trading site.



Keep your finger on the pulse with the NZ employment market. The Seek app offers the latest in job vacancies across all industries nationwide.


TV On Demand

Missed your favourite TV show? The TV On Demand app records the best of TV ONE, TV2 and Kidzone24 so you can watch your shows at a time that suits.

TV3 Now

TV3 Now

Never miss a TV show again. Watch the best of TV3, FOUR and 3 News programmes at your leisure.


ANZ - NZ bank on campus

Easily keep track of your ANZ accounts, make payments, transfer money and more with the GoMoney app.


ASB - NZ bank on campus

Mobile banking has never been so easy! Download ASB's mobile banking app for simpler and easier transactions. Plus the app is loaded with smart features!


BNZ - NZ bank

In a hurry? Don't worry - BNZ's mobile app allows you to manage your bank accounts on the move quickly and easily.

Google Maps

Google Maps

Never get lost again with the Google Maps app. Download this app for easier navigation around towns and cities, and stress-free sightseeing country-wide.

100% Pure NZ

Essential New Zealand Travel

Explore our beautiful country and get the latest travel guide and tourist information with the 100% Pure New Zealand app.



NZ's genius movie and cinema guide where you can find movies, check times, read reviews and watch trailers.

Links you might find useful in New Zealand

To help with a smooth transition into New Zealand life, we suggest you visit these useful websites:

  • Busit - Hamilton's public bus routes.
  • Citizen's Advice Bureau - Free and confidential advice to assist all students on almost any issue, including consumer rights, insurance, car repairs, tenancy, legal advice and much more.
  • New Zealand Police - in an emergency call 111.
  • Student Rent - Student accommodation available in the Waikato Region.
  • Traveller's guide to New Zealand slang - A cultural guide to New Zealand slang.
  • Student Job Search - Free service which helps students to find casual or part-time work during study or seasonal work over the semester breaks.
  • Skykiwi - Chinese website in New Zealand that introduces New Zealand culture and lifestyle to the Chinese community.

Stay connected with Waikato

Keen to connect with other Waikato students online? Why not share your New Zealand experiences and photos with us online? We would love to see what you have been up to! Simply tag us in your uploads or use our Waikato hashtags #waitalk (general university posts) or #WaiEvents (events on campus).

Connect with the University of Waikato's social media platforms to stay informed with university news and events on campus. Visit our social directory to see our selection of channels.

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