Pic’s Flat on Dundas Street is a new addition to the named flat community this year and has received it’s name from the (in my opinion) best peanut butter company on the shelves, Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter.
The five flatmates arranged a 12 months sponsorship deal with Pic’s and now receive a 2.5kg bucket of the peanuty goodness weekly.
Find out more about the flatmates on the Pic’s webpage, and also their Facebook page.
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