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Accelerating Aotearoa

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10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


After more than a decade of delivery across South Auckland we’re now focusing delivery at Ōtara where we are well known, strongly invested and have established a reputation for achieving effective solutions across the community.

Our strength is our long term commitment to South Aucklanders, and now with close relationships at Ōtara, our opportunities to leverage those critical skills our founders gained in their former corporate leadership roles, for this community.

Our Purpose

We're serving our Ōtara community in three priority areas:

  • Igniting learning passion with children, youth and adults through local digital and aligned skills and innovation programmes, connections and partnerships through our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math’s) based “Geek Camps” in a broad based Kaupapa Māori, Pasifika context.
  • Unlocking local potential through digital and traditional upskilling programmes enabled by local collaborations supporting pathways to local employment and pastoral care; A2E (Access2Employment) and LEAP (Local Employment Access Programme ) support locals into local work and where required further upskilling programmes; Digital skills, Literacy and Numeracy in the context of our Indigenous Māori and Pasifika knowledge.
  • Enhancing entrepreneurial mind sets through our fledgling Community Enterprises based on our Food Hub and Upcycled Homewares enterprises led by locals.

Our programme

What we’re offering our Ōtara Community:

  • From our increasing community response and participation at our Ōtara base “We o Tara”, we’re sensing we have established a significant, genuine core in our community; reaching out, providing programmes and links for members of the community to connect with each other, with information and with agencies. We o Tara is a place where people can engage and learn new skills in a safe nurturing environment that provides immediate support and leads to a path for personal growth, resolution of issues and engagement in the workforce. Locals see it as their own.
  • Further, We o Tara has become a trusted, safe ‘front door’ for hard-to-reach members of our community with very high needs; family violence, drug and alcohol issues, food poverty, physical and mental health, unemployment and financial problems. By coming to us, we can support locals to link with people and services for help. These services increasingly find this most underserved community very difficult to engage with directly under their ways of working.


Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Use our contact form here or ph 021967975 

Make an appointment



10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

We are a very small team and so tiimes may differ from the above depending on availability  - Please txt 021967975 to arrange an appoointment  

Languages Spoken


Services Provided

Education and training

  • Life skills
  • Skills courses

Geek Camps engage local schoolchildren in FREE local holiday STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) workshops. 

Hosted at Accelerating Aotearoa's base We o Tara, Geek Camps use our responsivity to the…


Cultural support

  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Pacific Island people


Supporting financial independence

Kaupapa Māori


South Auckland

Contact Details

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40 Lovegrove Crescent
Auckland 2023

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Street Address

40 Lovegrove Crescent
Auckland 2023

Postal Address

PO Box 96034
Auckland 1342

This page was last updated at 9:53AM on December 3, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Accelerating Aotearoa.