Creativity needs to be nourished

The vibrant cafe area has table and bench seating ideal for discussing the day ahead over a coffee. A large flat-screen display updates you on the local and international news and tells you what the weather is doing.


The designer kitchen includes a commercial Nespresso station capable of making 150 flat whites per hour. The kitchen is stocked with the normal office staples and milk is delivered and in the fridge. Two microwaves, two fridges, an oven and a bench-top water dispenser and boiler complete the kitchen. 

A bench-top water chiller with both still and sparkling water keeps you hydrated and refreshed.

Thinking has its place

The relaxed breakout lounge setting is your place for intimate gathering, or a quiet spot to focus on a project.

The lounge is furnished with comfortable lounge chairs, coffee tables and laptop side-tables. High-back booths wrap around to reduce visual and sound distractions. And overhead lighting is incorporated into sound dampening suspended panels.

To help you relax there are beautiful planters with greenery and framed artwork of Hawkes Bay scenes by award-winning local photographer, Tim Whittaker.

But of course being an i-space, the area has "full-noise" Gigabit wifi and charging points at every seating area. 

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Generous meeting and boardrooms

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bathrooms and showers

Great outcomes from great spaces

For formal or larger meetings, we have two boardrooms with a sound-proof operable wall between (pictured above), that can be retracted to make one large room. The boardroom tables are on lockable casters and are easily joined to seat up to 16 people. Alternatively, the tables can be tilted and stowed for theatre style, U-shape or even cabaret-style settings for larger events.


Then there are four good-sized meeting rooms of different sizes, two with the flexible table facility. 

These meeting spaces are provided with flat-screen displays, connected with HDMI and Chromecast for presentations.  The latest Logitech video conferencing camera and speakers units are fitted, ready to plug-and-play with Zoom and Teams.


Two  video conference suites are set-up ready to Zoom, plus five multimedia booths for private voice and video calling.

Meeting rooms are reserved on-line. Larger events can also booked and held outside normal hours in the café or lounge.

Healthy body, healthy mind

Staff spend a lot of their lives in the office and we think they deserve a little luxury to help stay focussed and to de-stress in their break time.

Beautiful bathrooms and separate showers ensure your staff can cycle or run to work, or take exercise, then clean up and be ready to resume their day refreshed. 

Lockers are provided so work clothes can stay looking fresh too, whilst their owners get active. 

Shower gel and clean shower mats are provided to help keep the people and the showers sparkling.

World class shared office facilities in Hastings, Hawke's Bay.

Shared Space

At Hastings HIVE we pulled out the stops, with 512 sqm of shared space  (45%) including facilities like the cafe, breakout lounge, two formal boardrooms and four media-ready meeting rooms, five media booths and two dedicated video-conference suites. Whether you rent a dedicated coworking  desk or a serviced office, the facilities are there for you to use and are included in your fixed monthly licence fee.

Meeting spaces may be available to regular external hirers, outside of peak hours. We are unable to accommodate short term or occasional hires, as we have no concierge service to meet and greet you.

Access is all electronic via a key fob or digital kiosk.

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Cafe-style breakout space

with designer kitchen

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Karamu lounge area with relaxed feel