Opened in December 2019 by Wellington City Council, The Hive offers a range of services, including laser cutting, 3D printing, a full recording studio, a sewing station, and arts and crafts material.
Helping people make the most of these services are the dynamic duo, Team Leader Libraries and Community Spaces Justin Hoenke, and Makerspace Specialist Jamie Boorman.
“My job is overseeing two libraries and four community centres, but I have a specific focus on helping the Makerspace grow to its fullest potential,” Justin says.
“The original idea for the Makerspace started way back in the planning stages of the Waitohi community hub. It was to give the visitors of the library a different experience and access to more tools and resources.
“Libraries are about sharing so why not share recording studios? Why not share 3D printers? It’s all about…