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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.

Academic Dress Hire is owned and operated by the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust. The Trust gives over 100 awards to women each year. Just by hiring or purchasing your regalia from Academic Dress Hire you are helping the Trust to assist deserving recipients to reach their full academic potential. Please make a donation to the work of the Trust when ordering your regalia, starting from just $5.00. Find out more about our Awards here.

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 Collection and Return Times.

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's how our service works in 4 easy steps:
1. Order
2. Pay
3. Fitting and Collect
4. Return

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.

Many of these women would not be able to access further education without the assistance of the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust. The Awards are funded from the hire and sale of our Academic and Legal Regalia. For full details about Awards, eligibility, closing dates and application forms, please visit our Academic Awards Available page.

The Academic Dress Hire Team work closely with your Institution. ADH are endorsed as THE preferred supplier of regalia for graduates by University of Auckland, AUT, Unitec, Manukau Institute of Technology and many other Tertiary Institutes, Schools and Colleges. Academic Dress Hire retains the largest quantity of premium quality regalia in Auckland. This ensures a plentiful supply of stock which is available for everyone.

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The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust gives away over 100 Awards each year to deserving students who seek assistance to retrain or undertake full time tertiary study.  

Pictured left, Jill Smith, granddaughter of Kate Edger presents Jayne Herselman with a Tressa Thomas Retraining Award at the 2017 Kate Edger Trust Awards Ceremony, held at Old Government House, Auckland on Sunday 6th August, 2017.




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map117 George Street
Parnell, Auckland 1023
General Opening Hours: 8:30-4:30pm
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