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University of Otago staff can access a variety of discounts from a number of business around Dunedin. Some of the discounts on offer are also available nationwide

External offers

The businesses below offer discount to University of Otago staff. To take advance of these savings, a valid Staff ID must be presented  in person at the time of purchase.

HP Corporate Employee Purchase Programme

University of Otago staff can now enjoy exclusive discounts on HP laptops, desktops, printers, and more. Through the HP Employee Purchase Programme, staff can get market-leading prices on the HP product portfolio. For more information visit the HP Corporate Employee Store and register with a University of Otago staff email address. To take advantage of the special offers available you must be employed by the University of Otago at the time of purchasing.

Visit the HP Corporate Employee Store

Bunnings Warehouse


University of Otago staff can receive discounts from ALL New Zealand Bunnings. Discounts are offered in relation to products being purchased and relate directly to the supplier's margin.

Bunnings will also discuss pricing through their timber yard and specialist paint department. There are no set discounts at Bunnings, and any discount is offered at the point of sale. You may find it useful to discuss with a Bunnings staff member what discounts may be possible.

Dentistry on Highgate

University of Otago staff can enjoy great savings at Dentistry on Highgate (previously Dentistry on George Street). By simply showing your staff ID card and paying on the day of treatment you will receive an automatic 5% discount off the cost of the treatment (excludes treatment with our Specialists (Prosthodontist & Periodontist) and Dental Implants and products). Call 03 474 0029 to make an appointment.

Evo Cycles

Evo Fern Lets Ride NZ logoTo encourage more sustainable and healthy travel the Sustainability Office have arranged for University of Otago staff to receive discounts on E-Bikes, Cycles and accessories though Evo Cycles.

The discounts vary from item to item and across the year, so either use this link to our specific page on their website, or drop into the Evo Store closest to you.

Frames Footwear

frameslogoFrames Footwear offers a fine selection of shoes for walking, running, hiking, work, school fashion, dress or leisure.  Staff and students receive discount on full price items.

Frames stocks famous international brands like Nike, Adidas, Skechers, Vans, Ecco, Rockport and more!

Kennards Hire

Kennards logoKennards Hire specialises in providing a wide range of rental equipment hire to make any job easy. At Kennards Hire, we house a team of accredited and trained professionals who provide expert advice and assistance to meet your needs.

Our staff understands the importance of your safety, your project and your time. Since inception, our aim has always been to provide excellent service and to be the best hire company, not the biggest. Kennards Hire provides an extensive range of equipment and tools for all your DIY needs.

Download the Kennards Hire rate sheet (A University login is required).

Mitre 10 Mega Dunedin

mitre10logoUniversity of Otago staff in Dunedin can receive discounts at the point of payment. Discounts are offered in relation to products being purchased,and relate directly to the supplier's margin.

Mitre 10 Mega store will also discuss pricing through their various internal departments, especially timber at the Mitre 10 Mega trade counter. When making payment, any discounts will be reflected at point of sale.

Noel Leeming

Noel Leeming

University of Otago staff nationwide can receive discounts. The discounts offered are in relation to products being purchased, and relate directly to the supplier's margin.

Noel Leeming offers University of Otago staff great deals storewide everyday, nationwide. Some nationally advertised specials may already be at lower prices than the agreed Preferred Buying Rate. However, you will receive the best deal on the day, on the product you choose.

Otago Museum Shop

OtagoMuseumLogoThe Otago Museum Shop has a wide range of uniquely Otago treasures that are perfect for quality corporate gifts, birthday presents or a treat for yourself!

The Shop offers 10% discount to all University of Otago staff and students on a number of products, and departments are welcome to set up accounts (conditions apply).


PlacemakersLogoPlacemakers Dunedin  provide monthly specials for staff members.

Total Carpet Services

TotalCarpetServicesLogoTotal Carpet Services is offering a 10% discount to all University of Otago staff in Dunedin for the following services. To receive this discount must pay on the day).  See our flyer.

* carpet cleaning
* upholstery cleaning
* flood clean ups

You can contact us by either phoning: 0800 4767711 or 4767711 or
email: OR visit our website:

University Bookshop


The University Bookshop has been around since the 1950s, and has an eclectic and diverse selection of books and gifts.  Staff receive discount on full price items.

They run a programme of book launches and author events featuring celebrated international and New Zealand authors each year.

Vehicle Testing New Zealand


Vehicle Testing New Zealand offers University staff a 10% discount on a Warrant of Fitness at its Dunedin Central and Dunedin South testing stations.


Car rental

The University of Otago has in place approved supplier agreements for car rental.  Staff are able to access special rates for personal use from Hertz and Ezi Car Rental and Avis Car Rental.

Book a private car rental.

Classic Jaguar Limousines

Steve McNulty, from Classic Jaguar Limousines, is happy to extend to University staff the contract pricing in regard to scenic tours and transport options. This includes airport transfers, and VIP tours, and their full range.

When making transport arrangements with Classic Jaguar Limousines for travel in a private capacity please include University staff ID and make payment direct to Classic Jaguar Limousines.

Visit the Classic Jaguar website

Discounted Airfares – Staff Private Travel

University of Otago staff are able to access the University discount rates for air travel with the following airlines: Air New Zealand, Emirates, Lufthansa, Qantas and Singapore Airlines. Discounted airfares must be booked through the University's mandated travel agents; HelloWorld or Orbit Corporate Travel by contacting them directly and advising that you are a University employee. Contact details can be found on the Online Travel Booking Tools page.

Airline Club memberships

University of Otago staff can get special rates on personal club memberships with Air New Zealand and Qantas.


University staff are eligible for a Koru membership at a reduced rate. To find out more or to join, complete the Koru application form  (see Air New Zealand Contract and Pricing information -  Koru Programme)

Qantas Club

University staff can join Qantas Club for 1 or 2 years at a discounted rate. Contact one of the University travel agents Brooker or Orbit Travel to join up or learn more. Their contact information can be found on the Online Booking Tools page

Brooker Travel

Brooker Travel logo

Brooker Travel has been looking after University of Otago staff for over 30 years, and are looking forward to the next 30 years.

We offer access to the University of Otago exclusive negotiated discount fares on Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines and Emirates for your family members – conditions apply.

For exciting and often exclusive leisure travel deals visit or sign up to the "Beyond Borders" newsletter.

Iconic Tours NZ Ltd

iconictourslogoKim and Ann Hayward from Iconic Tours are very happy to extend to University staff the contract pricing for their range of scenic tours and transport options.

These include airport transfers, Limousine Services (with drivers) for tours around Dunedin, Otago Peninsula, Larnach (Castle), and Dunedin City tours. When making “transport” arrangements with Iconic Tours for “private” transport/tours and so forth, please include University staff ID. Payment for tours and transport are to be made directly to Iconic Tours.

Visit the Iconic Tours website

Orbit Holiday Deals

OrbitWT_LogoUniversity of Otago staff can now access exclusive Orbit Holiday Deals for leisure travel. To take advantage of the many deals available, sign up to the Orbit Holiday Deals email newsletter.

Visit the Orbit website to subscribe

Super Shuttle Airport transfers

Super Shuttle offers University of Otago staff a 10% discount when booking and pre-paying online. To redeem this offer, enter “Uni” in the promo code / event field at checkout.


School of Physiotherapy Clinic

University staff can access discounted physiotherapy services at the School of Physiotherapy Clinic in Dunedin, when seen by a fully-qualified physiotherapist.

Cheaper rates are also available to staff and members of the public seen by a student physiotherapist at the Dunedin clinic.

Fees at the School of Physiotherapy Clinic in Dunedin

University of Otago Mail Room

University of Otago staff can access easy on-site campus access and discount to Domestic and Internal Mail and Courier services.

Find out more about Mail Services

Key contacts

Superannuation and Staff Benefits
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