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.
About The Orchard
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.
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.
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.
→ We have desks, pods, tables, leaners and break-out zones, and offer ultra-fast Wi-Fi, printers, scanners and meeting room equipment.
→ Meet, talk and get creative in dedicated spaces; two meeting rooms, one boardroom, one event room and a kitchen / refueling zone.
→ Upskill with direct access to expert business advice, tools for growth, support networks and dynamic events.
→ Be part of an actively-connected physical and online community of like-minded individuals through our customised membership system.
→ Flexible pricing and no long term contracts.
→ 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!