Things were getting rather cramped in our previous building, with people scattered between two floors and an office fit-out that was struggling to keep up with our growth.

On February 25 we started our first day in our new premises, the first level of the Textile Centre at the bottom of St Georges Bay Road in Parnell.

The new space will help us work together more naturally with everyone on the same floor.

Before unpacking our work stations we asked Ngāti Whātua-o-Ōrākei, our local iwi, to give a karakia (blessing) to welcome us onto the new premises. Graham Tipene as mana whenua, treated us to a moving karakia, sharing the history of the surrounding area, and welcoming us as neighbours, and friends of his iwi.

Graham Tipene, of Ngāti Whātua-o-Ōrākei and N4L CEO Larrie Moore

N4L Board Member Jeremy Banks, of Ngāti Rārua, Rangitāne ki Wairau and Ngāti Kuia, says the company will be weaving more tikanga Māori throughout its activities and planning. He spoke about the significance of the three baskets of knowledge that Tānenui-a-rangi brought to earth from the highest of the heavens, to lift up the people we are working with, and working for:  the educators and students of Aotearoa.

Our CEO Larrie Moore said the move marks a new beginning for N4L in a revived open space, where we can all be located all in one place, and where our cross-functional teams can work together in common areas.

Staff are looking forward to feeding off the innovative spirit of the area, which boasts some New Zealand’s most creative and innovative young companies.

Our new space!

Here’s where you can find us. Drop in for a visit if you are in the area!

Network for Learning
The Textile Centre,
Level 1, 117-125 St Georges Bay Road,
Parnell, Auckland 1052