The Westie Pad was one of the first sponsored flats in Dunedin. It is rented by Westpac Bank and sublet to the group of students who win a set of challenges for the right to live rent free for a year. Despite competition being a bit thin on the ground sometimes, there have been winners.
Entries for Westie Pad comp close 12pm today! Tertiary students in Dunedin… what are you waiting for? http://t.co/6lwztP4
— Westpac (@WestpacNZ) August 29, 2011
Dunedin doesn’t have a “Westie” culture as such. However with over 80% of students coming to Dunedin to study, this flat may appeal particularly to those from further north; or those who were devotees of the TVNZ show, “Outrageous Fortune” based in West Auckland which was popular earlier in the decade.
Here’s an entry video created by contestants from 2013.
Westie Pad construction photos from the Student Pac Facebook Page