July 13, 2022
Māori entrepreneurs part of Tamaki regeneration plan
Māori entrepreneur Tyrone Tangata-Makiri has teamed up with Tāmaki Regeneration and Auckland Council economic development agency Tātaki Auckland Unlimited to create a community technology hub in Ukutoia-Glen Innes.
As well as housing start-up businesses, Reserve includes space to run networking events, activities and mentoring workshops.
Mr Tangata-Makiri, whose start-up In The Flow State offers support for services-based businesses, says young Māori and Pasifika entrepreneurs in the area need a space to crate and connect.
“I saw an opportunity with some of the local organisations that they were looking to really support entrepreneurs so I took the lead and said I know a few people out here trying to support themselves, why not bring that together,” he says.
Tāmaki Regeneration chief executive Shelly Katae says the Reserve hub fits in with the company’s master plan for the area to create not just housing but encourage economic and social activity.