A place for creators, innovators and entrepreneurs. A place for you.
Te Haa o Manukau is a collaborative project by
To prepare entrepreneurs and makers for the future of work, nurturing confidence in order to harness the opportunities and withstand the challenges of the 21st century.
Opened in September 2018 Te Haa o Manukau is an innovation hub that includes a coworking office space, events space, meeting rooms and studios, and a calendar of workshops, events and support programmes. It was established to meet the needs of Manukau's creators, innovators, entrepreneurs and small business owners.
The Southern Initiative (TSI) put a call out to local organisations to develop a project that enables Manukau to capitalize on the talent within its own community, that offers workshops to grow talent and provides networking opportunities into a future-focused workforce. Recognising the creative talent of South Auckland's people is not difficult but providing the direction and receptive environment is the challenge.
Te Haa o Manukau was established as a partnership between TSI, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, Grid AKL and Panuku Development. Ngahere Communities was chosen as the operating partner to outwork the aspirations for this centre of innovation.