the orchard


collaborative workspaces

About us

The Orchard is a regional network of collaborative workspaces that brings together entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups and micro-businesses with aspiration to grow.  Based across Northland in the three town centres of Kaitaia, Kaikohe and Whangarei The Orchard is


a place for accelerated serendipitous collisions to occur

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how we make a difference 

Create a buzz in the entrepreneurial community by hosting 144 capacity building sessions over the first 3 years.  This will help grow our collective knowledge base, increase collaborative opportunities and create a community of learning.

Create an environment that builds and develops individuals. We believe that  if we focus on the people and community first then business success will naturally occur.

In the first 3 years  we will be hosting 12 major events to share knowledge and inspire our community.  We will be curating 78 education sessions to instigate and deliver learning opportunities.

Lead the way in increasing our regional profile of innovation and entrepreneurship through participation in global events like Startup Weekend and establishing a business acceleration programme

Elevate our local talent through stronger communication channels with resident businesses publishing blogs and articles and celebrating their successes.  

Each collaborative workspace will be a unique and local community and though our resident community activators we will increase collaboration and cohesion between economic and community development activities across the region.   

An escape from isolation with daily interactions in a supportive business environment. 

A ready-made, hosted, modern office environment, allowing startups, freelancers and micro-business operators to focus on building their businesses.

A focal place for people with ideas, through diversity and density of membership we can help connect the dots to transform ideas into real business solutions.


A collaborative platform for framing, scaffolding, connecting, exchanging and learning. 


spaces & Services

We are excited about this project and what it can do for Northland businesses so make sure your part of the action and register your interest today.

all inclusive

Your rental will include access to meeting rooms, full kitchen with tea and coffee, wifi internet access and printing.

No hidden costs 


Surround yourself with creatives, techies and business people who will share ideas, knowledge and advice.

Take part in our workshops, events and social networking to expand your business

flexible rates

We are creating a flexible month to month rental plan allowing you to choose how many days a week you need the space.



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