Mawhera Innovation Hub

As a multi-use space, that:

Supports enterprise and drives business growth;

Leverages Ultra-Fast Broadband to collapse the physical distance experienced by our businesses and communities;

Increases access to digital tools, skills and opportunities in the local economy;

Provides space for community events and visitor experiences;

Adds value into the community by attracting further investment.


“The coal miner’s coder”

For the Grey District and West Coast it might look like this:

Identify and work with local businesses that need employees with technology skills. We have these already, with some employers already experiencing significant ecommerce revenue growth.
Teach local people technology and digital skills. Tai Poutini Polytechnic and new digital programmes on offer have moved quickly to support this approach.
Support businesses and people to make the role and job happen. This would require funding either by local government, economic development agents or central government, or a combination of these.

Future of work: teams

People that enjoy publishing and commenting on social media, rely on the feedback and replies of others. Together, as a team, they create their own unique piece of work, online and often for all to see.

So might your job allow you to work in a similar way?