SubUrban 2 was launched at a party in the evening of Aotearoa's first National Co-working Day.
Wellington's Mayor, Justin Lester, officially opened the space with a speech.
Justin opened our first space in the Johnsonville Shopping Centre in September 2015, when he was Deputy Mayor - so it was very special that he could open our bigger, brighter space in his new role as Mayor.
Justin acknowledged the elected members present and how SubUrban was a very important part of creating resilient suburban communities. He also acknowledged the hard work in getting an enterprise like SubUrban up and running and that working on an enterprise like this doesn't get any easier... it just gets bigger. Wise words I think.
The launch was attended by a cross section of the many people and organisations that have supported SubUrban since its inception in February 2015. Business people, co-workers, and their families, the original project team, advisers, our interns, volunteers, neighbours, college enterprise students, community service groups and local and central government politicians - people of different ages, industries and cultures reflecting our aim to create local workplace communities that mirrors and celebrates our wonderfully diverse suburbs.
In true suburban-style people bought food and drink to share - including Southland Cheese Rolls - with Justin Lester referred to as Southland Sushi - which us non -Southlanders thought was hilarious!
Thank you to everyone who attended the launch and to the many, many people who have contributed to SubUrban over the last couple of years.
I am really excited about how our new big space will enable us to grow our wonderful local workplace community and look forward to creating some exciting enterprise collaborations that will benefit our wider suburban community.
Kathleen from SubUrban