T-Minus: 32 days...
Location: University of Otago
okay people of the innerweb now we're talking! inside the info centre i found exactly what i was looking for. the general enquiries desk!
now i had to stand in line for a few hours just to get to the nice person at the other end. i then had to spend another hour explaining why i as a non-university student needed the information i was requesting, but after convincing the info dude that it was an EMERGENCY he reluctantly gave me the address i need...
so now i'm off to hopefully score myself a new home here in new zealand!