ABOUT US

Makers.org.nz is the online hub for those interested in community, new-digital literacy and/or making and learning in New Zealand. This portal is a project delivered by Maker Org NZ, a national community who’ve been supporting makers in NZ for the last 4 years. We believe that New Zealand is brimming with latent talent – tinkerers, makers, crafters, creators who have yet to discover their passion – it is our mission to grow a thriving maker movement in NZ. This site is intended to showcase makers, to share projects people are working on, to help facilitate discussions and collaboration between those making and those looking to make. We want to help build the tools to support that vision of a prosperous NZ fuelled by highly skilled individuals (who are most importantly, having FUN!). We do this through advocacy projects, through the building of significant prototypes or through sponsorship of local initiatives.

OUR TEAM

Richard Fortune – Tinker(er)
Founder

Founded the Makers Organisation of New Zealand with the aim of developing a broad and thriving Maker community within New Zealand.

This is in accordance with his own desire to learn new skills and also help others find their passion and help people realise their potential.

Bridget McKendry – Maker Master
Maker Advocate

One of the founding members of the Fabriko Social Entreprise, Bridget has a long history in making, educating children and herself along the way. Currently the custodian of the Makercrate:CHCH and also working valiantly to bring a Fablab to Christchurch.

PURPOSE

STRATEGY

We’re constantly working to answer the questions of how to make the maker movement in NZ thrive and developing a strategy to enable others to get onboard and contribute.

ENABLING MAKERS SPACES

One of the goals of MoNZ is to enable others to set up makerspaces. Doing what we can to help the network grow and remain sustainable. Providing support, information and networking opportunities.

RESEARCH

At MoNZ we believe that we have to learn from experience. So we use projects(big and small) to inform and guide us. At any time we can have multiple projects, big and small underway.

EXECUTING BIG IDEAS

For the last 4 years MoNZ has been focusing on taking the Maker movement national across NZ. Whether it’s mobile makerspaces,  national Maker Events or gnarly projects, we’re in the thick of it!

PROJECTS

We use maker project to learn more about how we can better serve the local maker movement. This ensures that it’s fun for us and relevant for us all!

Wellington Regional Meetup
Community
Mechatronics Hackathon
Community / Events / Innovation
MAKERCRATE : CHCH
Community / Makerspace / Innovation / Social Enterprise
MAKERCRATE: Protospore
Collaboration / Makerspace / Community
WEREWOLF MYTHS DELUXE
Collaboration / Crowdfunding / Maker
THE WETA ESTATE
Collaboration / Crowdfunding / Maker
MAKERS ACADEMY
Collaboration / Education / Makerspaces
MAKERTORIUM
Collaboration / Education / Makerspaces




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