The Pā – Marae and Student Hub

We are exploring the feasibility of a new marae and multi-purpose facility that would be located in the heart of the Hamilton campus. Called ‘The Pā’, we envisage an innovative and inspirational new building that will enhance the campus and the everyday experiences of students and staff.

The Pā would provide for the following:

  • A new University marae with increased prominence, capability and community engagement
  • Social and informal learning spaces for students, including study and meeting spaces, shops and cafés
  • Spaces and facilities for hosting major events on campus, such as graduations, awards dinners, community functions and international conferences
  • New spaces for teaching and learning and executive leadership.

The University Council has given the green light to take this project to the next phase, which is a more detailed design and budget. We hope to bring concepts and images of what the Pā might look like this year.