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17 George St, Parnell, Auckland
09 358 1044

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The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust and Academic Dress Hire
Dressing Graduates and Barristers and Funding Tertiary Students

Academic Dress Hire is your best choice for hire or purchase of academic dress in New Zealand.  We are the only company in New Zealand to stock the correct degree hoods and scarves for all courses at the University of Auckland, AUT, Unitec, MIT and many other Institutes and Schools in Auckland and countrywide.

You can visit us anytime during our business hours which are Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm, Tuesday we open late until 6:00pm.  During graduations extended opening hours apply, click here to view.

We stock a broad range of Bachelor, Masters, PhD and Higher Doctoral degree regalia, Diploma Scarves, trenchers (hats) and PhD bonnets.  We can cater for individual customers, groups or bulk orders.  

With many years of experience in the hire business, you will find our personal and friendly service second to none.  Our aim is to provide a hassle free service for you, we have been told by thousands of happy graduates that we do exactly that! We focus on taking the stress out of organizing the correct regalia for you according to your Institutions requirements.  
Generally we do not charge a bond, and you won't need to make a special appointment to see us.  

Here is a brief overview of our service
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Order online or in person at 17 George Street, Newmarket.  To start ordering now, click on one of the buttons in the  top right section of the Home page to select your Institution and graduation date. 1. You can pay online now by credit/debit card, internet bank transfer
2. You can pay later when you collect your order by cash, credit card, eftpos
Our opening hours for you to collect regalia will be on the invoice we email after you order.  You can also view collection times by Clicking here Regalia must be returned in good condition.  Our opening hours for you to return regalia will be on the invoice we email after you order. You can also view return times by Clicking here
All gowns are one size fits all, and come in different lengths - so your gown size is solely based on your height from head to toe.  Please use the drop down box alongside the picture of the gown to choose your height range when ordering.  

Graduation hats are fitted at the time that you collect, there are 14 different sizes, we're the experts at fitting them!

Once you have completed your order we will email you a copy of your invoice for your records.

To get started with your order, choose your Institution and ceremony date from the options in the top right corner of this page.
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Awards Programme

The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust gives over 100 awards to women each year. The awards range from $300.00 Expenses Awards through to $16,000 Post-Doctoral Research awards to enable women to further their tertiary education.  




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By hiring or purchasing your regalia and graduation gifts from us you will be assisting the Trust and other deserving recipients in the wider Student Community.

Please donate $5.00 to the Trust during the ordering process.
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map117 George Street
Parnell, Auckland 1023
General Opening Hours: 8:30-4:30pm
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