Manukau's first Co-working, Events and Maker Space

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Manukau's First Co Working, Events And Maker Space

Project 2018-07-26 17:01:06 +1200

We are Pioneers!

Te Haa o Manukau is Manukau's very first co-working, events and maker space, designed for entrepreneurs, creators, innovators and makers, led with tikanga Maori (values) and polynesian flair.

Located in the heart of the Manukau CBD, the doors to this courageous new space open (fingers crossed) in early September, and it's our job at Ngahere Communities to cultivate a thriving, connected community that fills this new whare, and breathes life into our city and our people.

Maori and Pasifika people are amongst the most creative, courageous and entrpreneurial in the world, yet we're plagued by the statistics of suicide, drug abuse, poverty, incarceration, mental health, homelessness and violence.  We've had enough, we've had enough of being hopeless, lifeless and stereotyped, we are here to bring back the pioneering sprit that embodied our ancestors, to live with curiosity and courage, to push boundaries and create our own ways forward.

We are Pioneers!

 

 

How we got here

Te Haa o Manukau is a flagship project of The Southern Initiative (TSI) in collaboration with Panuku Development Auckland and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), via GridAKL. The space aims to spark entrepreneurship, grow innovative ventures and equip young people, in particular Māori and Pasifika with the skills needed for the future.  

TSI then needed an 'operator' to come into the space, manage the building, build a community, facilitate the activities needed to see it thrive, and of course to pay the rent. This is where we come in.

See when the big guys like Auckland Council decide to invest into projects like this, they usually also choose an operator thats a bit of a big guy too, think the likes of Biz Dojo, Generator or the B-Hive, but this time around TSI paved a way for a local, Manukau based operator to step in, so we put our hand up and said we'll give it a go.

It has been one of the toughest things we've ever had to do, facing up to Councils super rigid, extra thorough and well resourced procurement process, doing proposals and presentations and financial forecasting and back flips, well not actually back flips, but it was a tough process for a little start-up company to go through. And we are so proud to say that we made our way through and are now embarking on this dream of ours to see our people, Maori and Pasifika, in our community, follow their dreams and fulfill their potential!

We, Ngahere Communities, are a Manukau based social enterprise, our purpose is to cultivate communities that enhance creativity and innovation by using collaborative spaces, common values and co-designed programmes.

 

 

So here we are, with an incredible 2 floors in one of Manukau's prime locations, partially fitted out, and a dream for what could be.

And here we are also as entrepreneurs, dreamers with nothing but a handful of seeds and a field full of soil.  This project requires at least $150k of investment from us if it's going to succeed, we need furniture and other things (like a microwave to cook our noodles) and compliance, so much compliance, and we need staff, who need computers and phones, and we need wifi and power so people will want to work here, the list goes on... but we know that the handful of seed we have isn't enough for the whole field, not yet.

That's when we thought that you might want to throw a few seeds in with us too.

We've done our homework, far out did Council make us do our homework, and we know that this venture will work, and we've put everything we could on the line to raise as much of that $150k as possible, and we've done good.  Now we just need the last $65k and we are off and running, well, walking at least.

Everything we raise in this campaign goes towards us moving closer to our dream, changing our, and many others realities while we're at it. 

 

 

 

Our plan

Ngahere is the Maori word used for forest, but its meaning is even cooler.  Nga=many and here=strands, bonds, cords or connections, so it describes the interconnected ecosystem that makes up a forest.  That's why we chose it as the name for our enterprise, because we believe in the potential of connected, collaborative communities to bring about change that benefits all who are involved.

At Ngahere @ Te Haa o Manukau we'll start to build this ecosystem with four focusses:

Co-Working

A shared office space designed by and for Maori and Pasifika entrepreneurs.  A range of packages are available from hot-desking for a day through to permanent residents with ethernet connection and 24/7 access. We are aiming to attract the new breed of entrepreneurs forging paths in the world of tech and innovation.

Events

A whole range of moments that bring our community together and celebrate our successes.  From workshops and learning exchanges, meet-ups and labs, to awards and launches, exhibitions and pop-up stores, we can't wait to make this a hub of pioneering vibes.

Creator Studio

Digital content creation is the future (well it's the now) of everything.  Social media, online platforms, streaming and even gaming, everything is available online, and those who create content have the ability to reach the world!  Most kids these days don't watch TV, they watch the internet, you ask a 7yr old what they wanna be when they grow up, they'll probably list YouTuber as one of their life goals.  We're going to make the space, have the gear, and wrap business support around this generation of creators and entrepreneurs to step confidently into the online business world.

Makers

The skills needed for work, and for our future, are changing, and we're struggling to keep up.  As part of TSI's City of Makers strategy, we will facilitate the co-design and delivery of a Maker Skills Progamme aimed at trainee, apprentice and skilled makers learning what they need to get those good jobs, and make those huge innovations.

 

Our money plan $
Staff 20,000
Fitout 27,000
Keeping the lights on 10,000
Rewards   8,000
Total 65,000

 

 

 

Our team

 

 

Manawa Udy
Managing Director 
Te Arawa, Tainui, Mataatua

Warriors fan, tipi haere, photographer, storyteller and serial social entrepreneur.

Creative Director of Bob + Bob Creative

Coordinator of the PETER Collective

Co-Founder of the Puketapapa Community Driving School

 

Mel Tautalanoa
Director
Te Arawa, Ngati Whatua

Wifey, a fierce Muma bear (to a small nation!), Grand- Muma, businesswoman.

After baking my way into the heart of the man of my dreams, he finally asked me to marry him! We now proudly live and love in South Auckland.  Breaking down negative stereotypes and perceptions one small mind at a time!

 

 

Andy Crowe
Director and Programme Lead
South African

Andy is a former founder of social enterprise, Critical Design Ltd (2013 - Early 2018), which aimed to democratise manufacturing. The design studio is located inside decile 1 Wesley Intermediate School and brought tech such as 3D design and printing, robotics and CNC milling to their students and community. He has also supported innovative initiatives in the education sector and continues to help teachers to think outside of the box to best prepare students for an unknown future.

 

Beks Vilitau
Community Manager
Samoan

Beks is an experienced Community Facilitator with a demonstrated history of working in the Healthcare sector. Skilled in health promotion, event planning and engaging communities. Born, raised and proud of her Otara roots. She also loves the Parramatta Eels.

 

Marcus Lafu
Sales and Marketing Lead
Niuean, Samoan

Marcus is new to the social entrepreneurship game but has been involved in all things South Auckland since he can remember, so being on a project like this is an exciting challenge. His vision is to enable people from the community to forge new paths, all in the name of combating the “South Auckland” stereotype. Marcus also spends too many hours in the day laughing at memes

 

Kipi Paea
Independant Advisor
Niuean

Born and raised in South Auckland, Kipi is eager to help people reach their potential using their natural talents.  Whilst a baker by passion and an engineer by profession, he has invested his time into his community of Otara working with young people. He wants to see Maori and Pasifika people tap into their pioneering heritage in the area of social enterprise and entrepreneurship. Plus cookies. Everything is better with cookies.

 

Barry Grehan
Director 
Irish 

Barry (pronounced Bar-Dee) is from the Far North. The Very Far North. Ireland. To escape the shackles of his old banking life he decided to go as far away from home as he could. Now - as part of the PledgeMe and Tā Koha teams - he spends his days helping social entrepreneurs fund the things they care about through crowdfunding. He also sings. In the shower. And out on the streets.

 

 

 

You can't row a hearty waka on your own.

To quote our friend Vinnie Egan from Maui Studios (Check out his full korero here)

"Valuing people, that's what it's all about, it's the people around you that define how far you can go, like you can't row a hearty waka all by yourself!"  

And we 100% believe that is true.  We can't do this on our own, we don't want to do this on our own.  We have just under three years in this building to prove ourselves, to cultivate the community we're dreaming of.  Whatever you can do to help, whether it feels like a little or a lot, it all makes a difference, and we're just so stoked to have you in our waka!

 

 

We definitely think that this is only the beginning for us, once we find our feet and get our heads around this type of community building enterprise model, there'll be nothing stopping us.  We're coming for you Aotearoa (not yet, but soon - LOL)

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your contribution. And we'd also like to ask if you could share this throughout your networks, Social Media, write it in the sky, anything you can think of actually, it would mean heaps to us. Follow our journey at https://www.fb.com/ngaherecommunities and for bookings, packages and more info head to our website ngaherecommunities.nz

 

                    

 

 

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We updated our campaign target... 3 days left!!!!

25/09/2018 at 2:03 PM

We're almost there!

 

We just have three days to go to reach our target, one last push to get there.

BUT - we have news for you... We have reduced our final target to $40,000

This isn't something we did on whim, we've been discussing it for weeks now, and for a few reasons we decided to lower it:

  1. We have new partners... thanks to the exposure our campaign has given us, we have a few new partners we are working with, bringing us some new financial opportunities.
  2. We'll reach our target outside the campaign... even though we're lowering the total amount, we're still going to reach our original target through these new partnerships.
  3. We're running out of time... and with the amazing new partners that are coming on board, we didn't feel good about rushing our partnership agreements to fit into this Ta Koha timeline, so we decided to remove the pressure and allow the partnerships to be well developed.

But we've still got a bit of work to do to reach the $40k in 3 days, so if there's any way you can help us by convinving just one other person to koha to our kaupapa, that would be huge!

 

Thanks again for your amazing support to see something incredible happen here in Manukau

 

Arohanui,

The Ngahere Communities Whanau

 

More time to #GrowAtNgahere!!! Campaign extended till 28 Sept.

04/09/2018 at 11:37 AM

Kiaora everybody!

 

We're so happy to tell you that yesterday (Monday 3 Sept) we opened the doors to Te Haa o Manukau, our co-working, event and maker space in Manukau!  It was a soft opening with a few of us co-working together, and then a few celebration drinks to end the day. 

The official launch party is now being planned for October, and we'll confirm the date and details very soon so you can get in there with the VIP Tickets!

-

But our main news to you, our amazing followers and supporters, is that we have decided to push out our campaign date to 28 September, giving us two more weeks to reach our funding target.

WHY?  There's a few reasons why:

  1. Our team have been flat out working on getting the building up and running, and the doors open, that we feel like we now have some proper time to put into our crowd and our campaign.
  2. For some of our rewards, it takes businesses and organisations a bit longer to go through their processes before they can commit - eg. a  comitment to 12 month office space isn't a small decision - so we're allowing a bit more time for a couple of our potential new tenants and funders to do what they need to do.
  3. We also have a couple of very cool opportunities we're working on, that means we could have a couple of new rewards to add very soon - we'll let ya know!

-

Thanks again for your amazing support.  Please continue to tell your friends and connections about our kaupapa, every koha helps, even $10

-

Much aroha

The Ngahere Communities Team

-

Welcome Aboard! Our Tribute to YOU.

29/08/2018 at 8:17 PM

You are now part of the team! Thank you so much for jumping on board our waka and helping us to take this opportunity to the next level. This is our small tribute for your support so far!

 

Located in the heart of the Manukau CBD, the doors to this courageous new space open next week, and it's our job at Ngahere Communities to cultivate a thriving, connected community that fills this new whare, and breathes life into our city and our people.

 

Momentum is building and we would love you, our team, to proudly share this update so that we can have more people join our journey!

 

Share it on FB, drop the link into your family Messenger group, send them to pldg.me/ngahere.

 

#WeArePioneers

    Pledgers 147

    Sano Pouesi
    2018-08-28 18:00:46 +1200
    Rachael Child
    2018-08-28 15:21:38 +1200

    "A great initiative. Unleashing the potential innovators and makers of South Auckland. Can’t wait to see it unfold. "

    Sarah Clearwater
    2018-08-28 13:28:35 +1200

    "Awesomeness! Keep up the good work!"

    Bel Hughes
    2018-08-28 10:36:22 +1200
    Sam Tike
    2018-08-28 10:06:58 +1200

    "$30 from me and $35 from my daughter who is supporting her Uncle and is too young for a credit card. Good Luck guys!!! "

    Kendra Janelle Tike
    2018-08-28 09:57:32 +1200

    "Amazing ideas, Amazing people!!! "

    Leah Espie
    2018-08-27 14:16:18 +1200

    "Love your work Bob & Bob! Hope to come down for a visit sometime soon! Love ya's xx"

    Marcus Lafu
    2018-08-27 09:38:30 +1200

    "I'm gonna be the man with the tan"

    Kari Young
    2018-08-26 18:27:02 +1200

    "Good job you guys! So excited I moved to New Zealand just in time to see its success! "

    Siaulaiga Polamalu
    2018-08-25 22:16:40 +1200

    "Kia Kaha Ngahere! Love Bekky's Mum xx"

    Fran Polamalu
    2018-08-25 22:11:17 +1200

    "All the best Ngahere! #Tautoko"

    Matt
    2018-08-25 11:04:38 +1200
    Nic Bishop
    2018-08-25 08:05:55 +1200

    "Plants are for you guys Andy! Chur "

    Carolina Tiumalu
    2018-08-25 01:17:53 +1200
    Rita
    2018-08-24 23:58:16 +1200

    "Andy's yum."

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-08-24 16:20:39 +1200

    "good luck x"

    Talosu Asiasi
    2018-08-24 09:23:41 +1200
    Team PledgeMe
    2018-08-24 08:23:11 +1200

    "So good to be a part of the co-working community!"

    Kahu Burns
    2018-08-24 08:04:24 +1200

    "Thanks for being great role models! - Jady Burns"

    Kahu Burns
    2018-08-24 08:02:44 +1200

    "Thanks for paving the way! - Janaea Burns"

    Kahu Burns
    2018-08-24 08:01:57 +1200

    "Yay - supporting you Aunty Manawa! - Marama Iupati "

    Kahu Burns
    2018-08-24 08:01:09 +1200

    "Yes, we are pioneers! Love Ryleigh Burns"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-08-23 20:10:35 +1200

    "Captain loves Ngahere"

    Sacha Dylan
    2018-08-23 19:52:42 +1200
    Fiona Cunningham
    2018-08-23 18:44:54 +1200
    Manawa Udy
    2018-08-23 18:25:48 +1200

    "Love these designs.... can't wait!"

    Manawa Udy
    2018-08-23 18:24:32 +1200

    "We got this team!"

    Clint Vilitau
    2018-08-23 18:20:32 +1200

    "Ka mau te wehi. Ka pai nghere. cheeeehooooo!! Praying for great things to come your way. #Clintwashere"

    Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
    2018-08-23 17:49:22 +1200
    Keran
    2018-08-23 17:46:06 +1200

    "A little something from the MYOBapi team in Australia ... Kia Kaha!"

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    Manukau's First Co Working, Events And Maker Space

    Project 2018-07-26 17:01:06 +1200

    We are Pioneers!

    Te Haa o Manukau is Manukau's very first co-working, events and maker space, designed for entrepreneurs, creators, innovators and makers, led with tikanga Maori (values) and polynesian flair.

    Located in the heart of the Manukau CBD, the doors to this courageous new space open (fingers crossed) in early September, and it's our job at Ngahere Communities to cultivate a thriving, connected community that fills this new whare, and breathes life into our city and our people.

    Maori and Pasifika people are amongst the most creative, courageous and entrpreneurial in the world, yet we're plagued by the statistics of suicide, drug abuse, poverty, incarceration, mental health, homelessness and violence.  We've had enough, we've had enough of being hopeless, lifeless and stereotyped, we are here to bring back the pioneering sprit that embodied our ancestors, to live with curiosity and courage, to push boundaries and create our own ways forward.

    We are Pioneers!

     

     

    How we got here

    Te Haa o Manukau is a flagship project of The Southern Initiative (TSI) in collaboration with Panuku Development Auckland and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), via GridAKL. The space aims to spark entrepreneurship, grow innovative ventures and equip young people, in particular Māori and Pasifika with the skills needed for the future.  

    TSI then needed an 'operator' to come into the space, manage the building, build a community, facilitate the activities needed to see it thrive, and of course to pay the rent. This is where we come in.

    See when the big guys like Auckland Council decide to invest into projects like this, they usually also choose an operator thats a bit of a big guy too, think the likes of Biz Dojo, Generator or the B-Hive, but this time around TSI paved a way for a local, Manukau based operator to step in, so we put our hand up and said we'll give it a go.

    It has been one of the toughest things we've ever had to do, facing up to Councils super rigid, extra thorough and well resourced procurement process, doing proposals and presentations and financial forecasting and back flips, well not actually back flips, but it was a tough process for a little start-up company to go through. And we are so proud to say that we made our way through and are now embarking on this dream of ours to see our people, Maori and Pasifika, in our community, follow their dreams and fulfill their potential!

    We, Ngahere Communities, are a Manukau based social enterprise, our purpose is to cultivate communities that enhance creativity and innovation by using collaborative spaces, common values and co-designed programmes.

     

     

    So here we are, with an incredible 2 floors in one of Manukau's prime locations, partially fitted out, and a dream for what could be.

    And here we are also as entrepreneurs, dreamers with nothing but a handful of seeds and a field full of soil.  This project requires at least $150k of investment from us if it's going to succeed, we need furniture and other things (like a microwave to cook our noodles) and compliance, so much compliance, and we need staff, who need computers and phones, and we need wifi and power so people will want to work here, the list goes on... but we know that the handful of seed we have isn't enough for the whole field, not yet.

    That's when we thought that you might want to throw a few seeds in with us too.

    We've done our homework, far out did Council make us do our homework, and we know that this venture will work, and we've put everything we could on the line to raise as much of that $150k as possible, and we've done good.  Now we just need the last $65k and we are off and running, well, walking at least.

    Everything we raise in this campaign goes towards us moving closer to our dream, changing our, and many others realities while we're at it. 

     

     

     

    Our plan

    Ngahere is the Maori word used for forest, but its meaning is even cooler.  Nga=many and here=strands, bonds, cords or connections, so it describes the interconnected ecosystem that makes up a forest.  That's why we chose it as the name for our enterprise, because we believe in the potential of connected, collaborative communities to bring about change that benefits all who are involved.

    At Ngahere @ Te Haa o Manukau we'll start to build this ecosystem with four focusses:

    Co-Working

    A shared office space designed by and for Maori and Pasifika entrepreneurs.  A range of packages are available from hot-desking for a day through to permanent residents with ethernet connection and 24/7 access. We are aiming to attract the new breed of entrepreneurs forging paths in the world of tech and innovation.

    Events

    A whole range of moments that bring our community together and celebrate our successes.  From workshops and learning exchanges, meet-ups and labs, to awards and launches, exhibitions and pop-up stores, we can't wait to make this a hub of pioneering vibes.

    Creator Studio

    Digital content creation is the future (well it's the now) of everything.  Social media, online platforms, streaming and even gaming, everything is available online, and those who create content have the ability to reach the world!  Most kids these days don't watch TV, they watch the internet, you ask a 7yr old what they wanna be when they grow up, they'll probably list YouTuber as one of their life goals.  We're going to make the space, have the gear, and wrap business support around this generation of creators and entrepreneurs to step confidently into the online business world.

    Makers

    The skills needed for work, and for our future, are changing, and we're struggling to keep up.  As part of TSI's City of Makers strategy, we will facilitate the co-design and delivery of a Maker Skills Progamme aimed at trainee, apprentice and skilled makers learning what they need to get those good jobs, and make those huge innovations.

     

    Our money plan $
    Staff 20,000
    Fitout 27,000
    Keeping the lights on 10,000
    Rewards   8,000
    Total 65,000

     

     

     

    Our team

     

     

    Manawa Udy
    Managing Director 
    Te Arawa, Tainui, Mataatua

    Warriors fan, tipi haere, photographer, storyteller and serial social entrepreneur.

    Creative Director of Bob + Bob Creative

    Coordinator of the PETER Collective

    Co-Founder of the Puketapapa Community Driving School

     

    Mel Tautalanoa
    Director
    Te Arawa, Ngati Whatua

    Wifey, a fierce Muma bear (to a small nation!), Grand- Muma, businesswoman.

    After baking my way into the heart of the man of my dreams, he finally asked me to marry him! We now proudly live and love in South Auckland.  Breaking down negative stereotypes and perceptions one small mind at a time!

     

     

    Andy Crowe
    Director and Programme Lead
    South African

    Andy is a former founder of social enterprise, Critical Design Ltd (2013 - Early 2018), which aimed to democratise manufacturing. The design studio is located inside decile 1 Wesley Intermediate School and brought tech such as 3D design and printing, robotics and CNC milling to their students and community. He has also supported innovative initiatives in the education sector and continues to help teachers to think outside of the box to best prepare students for an unknown future.

     

    Beks Vilitau
    Community Manager
    Samoan

    Beks is an experienced Community Facilitator with a demonstrated history of working in the Healthcare sector. Skilled in health promotion, event planning and engaging communities. Born, raised and proud of her Otara roots. She also loves the Parramatta Eels.

     

    Marcus Lafu
    Sales and Marketing Lead
    Niuean, Samoan

    Marcus is new to the social entrepreneurship game but has been involved in all things South Auckland since he can remember, so being on a project like this is an exciting challenge. His vision is to enable people from the community to forge new paths, all in the name of combating the “South Auckland” stereotype. Marcus also spends too many hours in the day laughing at memes

     

    Kipi Paea
    Independant Advisor
    Niuean

    Born and raised in South Auckland, Kipi is eager to help people reach their potential using their natural talents.  Whilst a baker by passion and an engineer by profession, he has invested his time into his community of Otara working with young people. He wants to see Maori and Pasifika people tap into their pioneering heritage in the area of social enterprise and entrepreneurship. Plus cookies. Everything is better with cookies.

     

    Barry Grehan
    Director 
    Irish 

    Barry (pronounced Bar-Dee) is from the Far North. The Very Far North. Ireland. To escape the shackles of his old banking life he decided to go as far away from home as he could. Now - as part of the PledgeMe and Tā Koha teams - he spends his days helping social entrepreneurs fund the things they care about through crowdfunding. He also sings. In the shower. And out on the streets.

     

     

     

    You can't row a hearty waka on your own.

    To quote our friend Vinnie Egan from Maui Studios (Check out his full korero here)

    "Valuing people, that's what it's all about, it's the people around you that define how far you can go, like you can't row a hearty waka all by yourself!"  

    And we 100% believe that is true.  We can't do this on our own, we don't want to do this on our own.  We have just under three years in this building to prove ourselves, to cultivate the community we're dreaming of.  Whatever you can do to help, whether it feels like a little or a lot, it all makes a difference, and we're just so stoked to have you in our waka!

     

     

    We definitely think that this is only the beginning for us, once we find our feet and get our heads around this type of community building enterprise model, there'll be nothing stopping us.  We're coming for you Aotearoa (not yet, but soon - LOL)

    We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your contribution. And we'd also like to ask if you could share this throughout your networks, Social Media, write it in the sky, anything you can think of actually, it would mean heaps to us. Follow our journey at https://www.fb.com/ngaherecommunities and for bookings, packages and more info head to our website ngaherecommunities.nz

     

                        

     

     

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    We updated our campaign target... 3 days left!!!!

    25/09/2018 at 2:03 PM

    We're almost there!

     

    We just have three days to go to reach our target, one last push to get there.

    BUT - we have news for you... We have reduced our final target to $40,000

    This isn't something we did on whim, we've been discussing it for weeks now, and for a few reasons we decided to lower it:

    1. We have new partners... thanks to the exposure our campaign has given us, we have a few new partners we are working with, bringing us some new financial opportunities.
    2. We'll reach our target outside the campaign... even though we're lowering the total amount, we're still going to reach our original target through these new partnerships.
    3. We're running out of time... and with the amazing new partners that are coming on board, we didn't feel good about rushing our partnership agreements to fit into this Ta Koha timeline, so we decided to remove the pressure and allow the partnerships to be well developed.

    But we've still got a bit of work to do to reach the $40k in 3 days, so if there's any way you can help us by convinving just one other person to koha to our kaupapa, that would be huge!

     

    Thanks again for your amazing support to see something incredible happen here in Manukau

     

    Arohanui,

    The Ngahere Communities Whanau

     

    More time to #GrowAtNgahere!!! Campaign extended till 28 Sept.

    04/09/2018 at 11:37 AM

    Kiaora everybody!

     

    We're so happy to tell you that yesterday (Monday 3 Sept) we opened the doors to Te Haa o Manukau, our co-working, event and maker space in Manukau!  It was a soft opening with a few of us co-working together, and then a few celebration drinks to end the day. 

    The official launch party is now being planned for October, and we'll confirm the date and details very soon so you can get in there with the VIP Tickets!

    -

    But our main news to you, our amazing followers and supporters, is that we have decided to push out our campaign date to 28 September, giving us two more weeks to reach our funding target.

    WHY?  There's a few reasons why:

    1. Our team have been flat out working on getting the building up and running, and the doors open, that we feel like we now have some proper time to put into our crowd and our campaign.
    2. For some of our rewards, it takes businesses and organisations a bit longer to go through their processes before they can commit - eg. a  comitment to 12 month office space isn't a small decision - so we're allowing a bit more time for a couple of our potential new tenants and funders to do what they need to do.
    3. We also have a couple of very cool opportunities we're working on, that means we could have a couple of new rewards to add very soon - we'll let ya know!

    -

    Thanks again for your amazing support.  Please continue to tell your friends and connections about our kaupapa, every koha helps, even $10

    -

    Much aroha

    The Ngahere Communities Team

    -

    Welcome Aboard! Our Tribute to YOU.

    29/08/2018 at 8:17 PM

    You are now part of the team! Thank you so much for jumping on board our waka and helping us to take this opportunity to the next level. This is our small tribute for your support so far!

     

    Located in the heart of the Manukau CBD, the doors to this courageous new space open next week, and it's our job at Ngahere Communities to cultivate a thriving, connected community that fills this new whare, and breathes life into our city and our people.

     

    Momentum is building and we would love you, our team, to proudly share this update so that we can have more people join our journey!

     

    Share it on FB, drop the link into your family Messenger group, send them to pldg.me/ngahere.

     

    #WeArePioneers

      Sano Pouesi
      2018-08-28 18:00:46 +1200
      Rachael Child
      2018-08-28 15:21:38 +1200

      "A great initiative. Unleashing the potential innovators and makers of South Auckland. Can’t wait to see it unfold. "

      Sarah Clearwater
      2018-08-28 13:28:35 +1200

      "Awesomeness! Keep up the good work!"

      Bel Hughes
      2018-08-28 10:36:22 +1200
      Sam Tike
      2018-08-28 10:06:58 +1200

      "$30 from me and $35 from my daughter who is supporting her Uncle and is too young for a credit card. Good Luck guys!!! "

      Kendra Janelle Tike
      2018-08-28 09:57:32 +1200

      "Amazing ideas, Amazing people!!! "

      Leah Espie
      2018-08-27 14:16:18 +1200

      "Love your work Bob & Bob! Hope to come down for a visit sometime soon! Love ya's xx"

      Marcus Lafu
      2018-08-27 09:38:30 +1200

      "I'm gonna be the man with the tan"

      Kari Young
      2018-08-26 18:27:02 +1200

      "Good job you guys! So excited I moved to New Zealand just in time to see its success! "

      Siaulaiga Polamalu
      2018-08-25 22:16:40 +1200

      "Kia Kaha Ngahere! Love Bekky's Mum xx"

      Fran Polamalu
      2018-08-25 22:11:17 +1200

      "All the best Ngahere! #Tautoko"

      Matt
      2018-08-25 11:04:38 +1200
      Nic Bishop
      2018-08-25 08:05:55 +1200

      "Plants are for you guys Andy! Chur "

      Carolina Tiumalu
      2018-08-25 01:17:53 +1200
      Rita
      2018-08-24 23:58:16 +1200

      "Andy's yum."

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-08-24 16:20:39 +1200

      "good luck x"

      Talosu Asiasi
      2018-08-24 09:23:41 +1200
      Team PledgeMe
      2018-08-24 08:23:11 +1200

      "So good to be a part of the co-working community!"

      Kahu Burns
      2018-08-24 08:04:24 +1200

      "Thanks for being great role models! - Jady Burns"

      Kahu Burns
      2018-08-24 08:02:44 +1200

      "Thanks for paving the way! - Janaea Burns"

      Kahu Burns
      2018-08-24 08:01:57 +1200

      "Yay - supporting you Aunty Manawa! - Marama Iupati "

      Kahu Burns
      2018-08-24 08:01:09 +1200

      "Yes, we are pioneers! Love Ryleigh Burns"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-08-23 20:10:35 +1200

      "Captain loves Ngahere"

      Sacha Dylan
      2018-08-23 19:52:42 +1200
      Fiona Cunningham
      2018-08-23 18:44:54 +1200
      Manawa Udy
      2018-08-23 18:25:48 +1200

      "Love these designs.... can't wait!"

      Manawa Udy
      2018-08-23 18:24:32 +1200

      "We got this team!"

      Clint Vilitau
      2018-08-23 18:20:32 +1200

      "Ka mau te wehi. Ka pai nghere. cheeeehooooo!! Praying for great things to come your way. #Clintwashere"

      Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
      2018-08-23 17:49:22 +1200
      Keran
      2018-08-23 17:46:06 +1200

      "A little something from the MYOBapi team in Australia ... Kia Kaha!"

      Followers of Manukau's first Co-working, Events and Maker Space

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 28/09/2018 at 7:00 PM.