Collaboration Options

The Mahitahi Colab was created with the vision to work collaboratively to support and inspire clever business growth, innovation and education in Nelson Tasman.

The three founding partners, Nelson Regional Development Agency, Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, have come together under one roof, creating a place where other public good focused businesses can collaborate in adding value to the regions innovation community. 

There are three collaboration options designed to meet the varying needs of Mahitahi Colab residents, with limited availability for each collaboration option. 

All collaborators must be able to demonstrate how they can contribute to improving connections and collaboration within the Nelson Tasman innovation community. This includes demonstrating how they see themselves working alongside other Mahitahi Colab residents to influence and inspire economic development in the region, with the aim of creating stronger links between clever business, investors, researchers, business development providers, Government and the education sector.

To enquire further about the full-time, part-time and casual collaboration options below, please contact Mark Rawson at mark.rawson@nelsontasman.nz.

Full Time Collaborator - $250 per month

Suitable for the organisation that is looking for a dedicated desk on a full-time basis and 24 hour access to all of the Mahitahi Colab facilities.

  • Guaranteed availability of a desk;
  • Access to all collaborative commons areas (kitchen, commons, meeting rooms, 24 hour access);
  • Access to the boardroom for one* meeting per month, with 50% discounted rates over and above*;
  • Access to utilise the collaborative commons to host one* event per month, at times agreed with other tenants;
  • Ability for members/network partners to utilise collaborative commons and meeting rooms without charge**;
  • Access to NMIT Graduand students (Bachelor & Post-graduate) for research projects and work placements*;
  • Signage within the Mahitahi Colab and on marketing material (production at cost);
  • Ultrafast Wi-Fi inclusive;
  • Free standard black and white photocopying and printing (access to NMIT printing services for larger runs available);
  • Free access to a mailbox service;
  • Invitations to all Mahitahi Colab hosted events.

Full time collaborator pricing is based on a 12-month contract and is exclusive of GST.

*Subject to availability
**Prior arrangement required for meeting rooms

Part Time Collaborator - $150 per month

Suitable for the organisation that is looking for availability of a hot desk on a part-time basis (up to 10 days per month) and access to the majority of the Mahitahi Colab facilities during business hours.

  • Availability of a hot desk for up to 10 days per month;
  • Access to all collaborative commons areas (kitchen, commons, meeting rooms);
  • Ability for members/network partners to utilise collaborative commons and meeting rooms without charge**;
  • Priority access to utilise the collaborative commons for events at a 50% discount;
  • Signage within the Mahitahi Colab and on marketing material (production at cost);
  • Ultrafast Wi-Fi inclusive;
  • Free standard black and white photocopying and printing (access to NMIT printing services for larger runs available);
  • Free access to a mailbox service;
  • Invitations to all Mahitahi Colab hosted events.

Part-time collaborator pricing is based on a 6-month contract and is exclusive of GST.

*Subject to availability
**Prior arrangement required for meeting rooms

Casual Collaborator - $75 per month

Suitable for the smaller organisation that is looking for availability of a hot desk for a day a week and access to some of the Mahitahi Colab facilities during business hours.

  • Availability of hot desk for up to 4 days per month;
  • Access to all collaborative commons areas (kitchen, commons, meeting rooms);
  • Priority access to utilise the collaborative commons for events at a 50% discount;
  • Ultrafast Wi-Fi inclusive;
  • Free standard black and white photocopying and printing (access to NMIT printing services for larger runs available).

Casual collaborator pricing is based on a 6-month contract and is exclusive of GST.


Venue Hire

Maungatapu Boardroom: $120 for a full day or $75 for a half day

Collaborative Commons event space: $75 per event

NMIT catering options are also available on site for events and meetings (at the cost of the event organiser).


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