Who are we?

We are a community that loves to make, learn and have fun.

To become a member have a look here.

We have very few hard and fast rules, instead we prefer to encourage creativity and collaboration through guiding principles. Please see below.

Our Guiding Principles


We make awesome tools accessible to members and the public at times. This means that members hold a lot of responsibility both for themselves and for others wellbeings. Please make sure that others using the space are aware of work that you are doing and give them plenty of opportunity to equip safety gear.

Non Exclusivity

We encourage members to use the space to run events, they must be open to anyone that is interested and cannot be charged for - knowledge is free.

Consensus Protocol

Disagreement is inevitable, it is important for us however to have discussions and make decisions with by doing what is best for the group as a whole. The voice of the few are equal to the voice of the many - we do not govern by mob rule.

Creativity Encouraged

All members are permitted to make changes to the space, create new areas and explore new things. We call this the “6 hour rule”, if what you do can be undone in 6 hours then no permission is necessary. If longer then consult others and get further opinions.

Please check out our constitution for more information.

Below are a few other things to be mindful of, again covered in the constitution linked above.

Temporary Accomodation

Hackland is not the place for emergency accomodation. No one should be spending the night or sleeping in the space. This may change in the future by method of consensus.

Commercial use and prototyping

A hackspace is a great place to try ideas, prototype first versions and maybe even bootstrap a business - but doing the actual manufacturing there puts strain on other members.

Donation of Things & Materials

We welcome donations! And really appreciate all of things that have been donated or loaned to us. However space is now at a premium in Hackland. Please ask around to confirm members will actually use the tools/materials donated. Dumping outside Hackland is prohibited.

Friends of Hackland

Auckland Library of Tools (website)

Like a Library but for tools, sign up for 3 months or 1 year and you can borrow up to 10 tools for 7 days. All the other library stuff applies, you can renew tools, or reserve really popular ones, even late fees. - Located inside Hackland

Gribblehirst Hub (website)

Upstairs in the former bowling club. Visit for 3D Printing, Arts and Crafts, Sewing, Knitting, Theatre, Music, Food and Electronics.

Gribblehirst Commons (website)

The former bowling greens, now under development as an outdoor community making space. Visit for Growing, Fablab and Events.

Auckland Central Community Shed (website)

Located at Gribblehirst underneath the former bowling club. Visit for Woodworking and Metalworking.

TAP : Lab (website)

The Te Atatu Peninsula Digital Makerspace in the community centre. Visit for 3D Printing, Arts and Crafts and Electronics.

The Warren (website)

A community workshop that runs classes and allows members of the public to rent a bench for as little as $4 an hour. Visit for Woodworking.

Is our website missing something? Want to suggest an improvement? Please open an issue on Github or get in touch.