Key benefits of coworking spaces

We list ten great reasons to move your business to a modern shared space

Reason #1:

Corporate facilities on a small budget

Just because you run a small business, or work in the regions, shouldn't mean you can't afford beautiful design. We invested in things staff value like great meeting rooms, generous breakout areas like the cafe and Karamu lounge. Then we automated expensive things that people don't care about, like receptions and concierge services.

So our amenities and world-class service rival those of shared spaces anywhere in the world, but with the lowest rates in the Hawke's Bay at just $330 / desk / month for either our i-desk coworking area or your own private serviced office.  

That's the price of "two fat whites" per day in the high street, so drink those espresso coffees for free  in our lively cafe space, and your office is effectively free!

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Reason #2

Occupancy costs 50% less than leasing

Your dedicated i-space comes with full use of over 512 sqm of shared facilities for you and your staff to enjoy. This is THE major benefit of co-working spaces, and delivers you an unbeatable sqm occupancy cost, when compared with leasing your own office.

Reason #3

Shrink or grow with no lock-ins

With monthly licences, no long-term leases and no personal guarantees required, you simply pay as you grow. With options from 1 to 18 person offices and with secure adjoining doors between offices for expansion, we've always got the right size space for your business so you pay only for what you need.

And it's your dedicated space, 24x7 whether it be a single coworking desk or our largest serviced office. Read what can happen when you are locked into an inflexible traditional lease.

Reason #4

Attract and retain great staff

People simply work better, when they love their work environment. Work can be stressful so we have taken important amenities to the next level - like spa quality bathrooms and showers with lockers, to integrate exercise into your day. 

We are sure you will love it and your staff will too.

Reason #5
Join a vibrant business community

Join Hastings HIVE and get an instant network of business contacts and friends. Think shared lunches and social occasions. In just a short time, the HIVE has developed a vibrant and welcoming community, ready for you and your staff to contribute your energy and enthusiasm. Regular social occasions help everyone to come together, mix and share ideas with a space designed for private working but shared experiences.

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Reason #6

Focus on business

Our management team, fronted by our wonderful Community Manager Kaylea, handles all the contextual stuff around managing an office; like IT & networking, printing, health & safety, supplies, cleaning, bins, re-cycling, parking and building maintenance and making sure the coffee machine is de-scaled!


This leaves you free to run a business, not an office!

Reason #7

Be in the commercial centre of Hawke's Bay 

Hastings HIVE is right in the CBD Hastings, the commercial centre of the Hawke's Bay. Market Street is where most of the banks and financial services companies are found and Queen Street is where the region's professional services businesses are; the engineers, accountants, lawyers, surveyors and more.

Handy for customers, visitors, staff and transport links, plus Hastings trending hospitality trade.

Reason #8

Get connected

To get you connected, we provide corporate level tools like dual super-fast broadband fibres, dual internet providers with shortest path routing, and Gigabit Wifi throughout the building.

Our board rooms and meeting rooms have the latest flat screen displays with amazing quality Zoom and Teams compatible video equipment from Logitech. And our new purpose video-conference suite will provide a dedicated room for an immersive conference experience (two more to come in Stage 3).

Being a business incubator, we can provide you with IT support for your applications and devices, at an amazing "charities" support rate from Glenn Cook Technologies.

Reason #9

Secure your best assets

CCTV covers from footpath and car park to doors and the cafe, all monitored by the Aotea Security control room. And with each entrance and office door electronically operated by key fob or mobile app, we know who's in the building and who shouldn't be there, 24 x 7 x 365.

Staff working late? OK, we know they're still there. Your supplier says they dropped off three large computer boxes at 07:45?  Here's what the courier actually delivered (photo deliberately shaded). 

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Reason #10
Business continuity

Hope is not a great business plan, but small organisations working from home or from a small office can't afford business continuity measures. Yet more than ever, we are dependent on cloud computing and the digital economy. Few if any businesses can afford to be disconnected for 24 hours. What about two weeks like Waikato Hospital?

Physical threats include fibre cuts and fibre outage windows, planned power outages and power cuts, with power poles being hit, road side cabinets being hit or vandalised, diggers going through cable conduits. These events simply happen more often in residential and small industrial areas, than city business zones.  

Digital threats include virus attacks, ISP denial of service attacks and ransom-ware attacks. How is your network protected from such threats? 

Hastings HIVE has the latest IT and network infrastructure, with four hour battery backup for servers and appliances, dual independent fibre carriers, dual ISPs, dual firewalls, dual network switches with auto fail-over, super-secure Aruba Gb Wifi and 24x7 network management. This includes software and hardware maintenance of our servers and appliances, to ensure we have the latest software releases to provide network security and integrity.