The Orchard business and event hub

The Orchard is a collaborative business and event space for entrepreneurs, startups and established business professionals in Northland.

Located in central Whangārei and initiated by Northland Inc, The Orchard is a working illustration of local and central government supporting entrepreneurship and innovation through action. It offers all the facilities of a premium office fit-out, a creative environment and a thriving community of like minds.

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About The Orchard

  • Vision

    The Orchard is a place where people share knowledge, get inspired and cultivate change. Our environment supports the next generation of enterprise where dreams and ideas become a commercial reality. 

    Te Mara nei he wahi whitiwhiti korero, he wahi hihiki te hinengaro a, ka huri nga haerenga. Te mea nui i konei te hapai i te rangatahi kia ora ai nga moemoea me nga whakaaro o ratou kia puta mai I te ao marama.

  • Mission

    Seed – Nurture – Grow 
    To provide a physical and virtual place of connectedness. Where enterprising Northlanders can put roots down, cultivate their dreams and harvest success. 

    Te Kaupapa
    E tipu e rea.
    He hononga i te ao marama, te ao hurihuri. 
    He waahi, he whare hoki hei whai oranga a nga pakihi o Te Tai Tokerau.

  • In a nutshell

    → Make it happen in spaces designed for different working styles and maximum productivity.
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    We have desks, pods, tables, leaners and break-out zones, and offer ultra-fast Wi-Fi, printers, scanners and meeting room equipment.
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    Meet, talk and get creative in dedicated spaces; two meeting rooms, one boardroom, one event room and a kitchen / refueling zone.
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    Upskill with direct access to expert business advice, tools for growth, support networks and dynamic events.
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    Be part of an actively-connected physical and online community of like-minded individuals through our customised membership system.
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    Flexible pricing and no long term contracts.
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    Open to anyone who wants to grow their business.
    → Did we mention the coffee machine?

  • In the tractor shed - behind the scenes

    We commonly get asked how The Orchard business and events hub came to be. It started as a response to Northland's growth, with more enterprising individuals choosing to base their businesses here. Without doubt, the region offers opportunities for an awesome work/life balance, with the advantages of a rising economy.

    Northland Inc's business savvy and forward-thinking Business Innovation & Growth team got talking about even more ways Northland Inc could support the region's growing business community, and the extremely exciting potential of a collaborative work space. They took this conversation to the Northland Chamber of Commerce, who was eager to get on board.

    From there the idea grew. Northland Inc and the Northland Chamber of Commerce are both tasked with supporting the economic growth of Northland, so with the physical establishment of The Orchard they took the whole thing one step further – they moved in! Both organisations facilitate, empower, enable and support innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit, so by being under one roof they can connect and provide services to The Orchard's community of 'Orchardists' when needed.

    The Orchard has some incredible support from major players in regional and economic development, but the reason it fundamentally exists is to provide a new kind of co-working space with priority given to you - the Orchardists who choose this place to call home!

  • Space resources

    Meeting Room 1 / Kakano

    Kakano is an ideal meeting room for up to six people.

    → Room size: 3.8m x 3.6m
    → Large table, seating six people
    → Air conditioning
    → An entire wall of whiteboard

    See price list  Enquire now

    Meeting Room 2 / Tupu

    Tupu is larger than Kakano, our Meeting Room 1.

    → Room size: 3.6m x 5.6m
    → Large rectangle table, seating eight people
    → Air conditioning. An entire wall of whiteboard
      *Can be hired out as an extension to Poipoi, the Board Room.

    See price list  Enquire now

    Board Room / Poipoi

    Room size: 4m x 6.3m with opening windows & air conditioning

    → Large table with 12 chairs
    → 60" LCD screen with adapters for laptops
    → Wireless keypad and mouse
    → Huge whiteboard wall
    → Water trays and glasses available
    → Tea and coffee available for an extra cost
    → We can help arrange catering if needed
     *Can be hired out as an extension to Poipoi.

    See price list  Enquire now

    Events Space / Mahi Tahi

    Mahi Tahi is a diverse space made for collaboration.

    → Room size: 7.8m x 11m (opening windows & air conditioning)
    → 10x1800x800 trestle/flip tables and 80 chairs (more at extra cost)
    → Ceiling mounted wireless projector
    → 1.8m wide whiteboard on wall
    → Printable whiteboard available
    → Refreshment trolley available for use with water trays and glasses
    → Tea and coffee available for an extra cost
    → We can help arrange catering if needed

    See price list  Enquire now

    *We have a polycom conference phone available to hire when using a room in The Orchard.

Orchardist Profile

Annè Lensink

Chartered Accountant

"The Orchard provides an awesome work environment for startups. There are lots of like-minded people, plenty of support and everything you need for your startup to succeed."
- Annè

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