The name change is to reflect where we would like to take future meetups. We are super pumped for this development.
The Manukau Maker Meetup seeks to encourage and empower makers, tinkers, and tech entrepreneurs.
Supported by The Southern Initiative and #GridAKL there are two are already two ways in which the encourage and empowerment has grown South Auckland Initiatives has been through.
1. Te Haa o Manukau (Haa) is South Auckland’s first Co-work and Makerspace designed to be a home for local ventures to grow and a place for the community to rekindle the passion for making and invention.
Haa is a flagship initiative 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 skills needed for the future.
Manukau based social enterprise Ngahere Communities Ltd has been appointed as operating partners of the space, who will cultivate a community that enhances creativity and innovation by using collaborative spaces, common values and co-designed programmes.
2. #Makerhood inspires a passion for making, creating and tinkering.
Because the future of work is uncertain, #Makerhood is a movement that aims to grow creativity, problem solving skills and an entrepreneurial mindset. We are calling all makers to come together and work on fun and awesome projects that will transform south Auckland. Only the hood can change the hood. To find out more, visit http://www.makerhood.nz