About Confluence coworking
Coworking at Confluence is having access to the facilities of professional and social office spaces located in the heart of Whanganui. Joining the flow of up to a dozen other business professionals who are working on their own, but in a social and business focused, environment.
Confluence is dedicated to you achieving your business so unlike cafes or libraries we have minimal noise and disruptions. Everyone here will be working on their own businesses, and also interacting with each other on a casual basis.
Unlike renting or leasing a small office, coworking is about focusing your time and money more effectively. Everything from the cleaning to maintaining the printer is done for you, so when you're here all you will focus on is your work. This means nine to five really is eight hours of quality business time, not six hours plus housework or office maintenance. Plus our fully inclusive prices are affordable for freelancers, sole traders, small businesses, and even large businesses with remote staff.
Our prices are specifically set at a level that encourages Whanganui regional development by offering quality working spaces for people without the need to fuss over bricks and mortar or lease agreements.
You only pay for what you need, and when you need it, there are no minimum terms or agreements to worry about. Everything is set up and maintained for you and your business, from the internet, the printing, right through to the fully equipped kitchen, so there really are no additional costs from the prices we show.
About our desk deals and prices
Click or tap on our desk deals to find your perfect flow at Confluence. You can book and pay online from here as well.
Casual come and go as you need to for a day.
It is easy to book a Purua Stream desk:
For Purua Stream desks purchased during working days before 2:00pm, and needed that same day, we will have your chosen options ready for you as soon as possible after your order is sent, so you can join the flow the same day at Confluence. All other available dates will have your desk ready for you from 9am. If your plans change then please email or call us and we will do our best to accomodate your circumstances at no charge wherever possible.
Best value for occasional users of Confluence. Ongarue River provides any 4 weekdays, as you need them or pre-booked, spread out over a calendar month. You can also combine multiple Ongarue River deals to provide an additional 4 days with each one.
It is easy to book a Ongarue River desk:
We will have your Ongarue River desk and chosen options ready for you from 9am on the first available date you've requested. If we are indicating unavailability for your preferred first date and time, including starting before 9am, then please call us on (06) 2813474 or email email@example.com and we'll do our best to accomodate you.
Day in, day out, as you like for a month at Confluence. Set your desk up just as you like it. There's plenty or storage space around you including shelving and an additional table. You'll soon feel at home with your very own Whakapapa desk.
We will have your Whakapapa desk and all your chosen options ready for you by 09:00am on the date you need it. If you need it earlier, or a weekend or public holiday, then please add a comment with your date text, and we will contact you shortly for confirmation.
To book a Whakapapa River desk use the boxes below to:
All deals shown are inclusive of GST and priced affordably for New Zealand small businesses.
You can buy your desk online without fees, either before you arrive, or during your visit.
Business to business invoicing is also available for Whakapapa and Ongarue River desks.
About our coworkers
We provide desks and meeting rooms for a wide range of local and national businesses or organisations. Our current coworkers include instructional designers, filmmakers, remote central government workers, engineers, architects, start-up businesses, editors, and copyrighters.
We also regularly support the Whanganui Chamber of Commerce, Whanganui Regional Development agency, and local Restorative Practices group with spaces for meetings and events.
As the popularity of coworking in New Zealand continues to grow we occasionally have days during a week with more people coming and going, but there's always a quiet space to work in.
If you're considering our Purua Stream desks then it's a good idea to book ahead if you can - it's easy and free using our website link here.
About our prices
Confluence coworking desks are amongst the lowest priced coworking desks for an independently owned and funded private business in New Zealand.
We believe maintaining an affordable costing model is important Whanganui business development. We operate Confluence as a social enterprise that is value driven. Our values are:
Confluence is also a proud supporter of many local and national fundraising initiatives including women in business, the arts, and supporting new technology and learning.
About our set up
Confluence is deliberately maintained as a smaller, boutique style, coworking space that has a maximum of ten coworking desks available at any time. We find this is ideal to be a vibrant social space, but not so many as to be noisy or crowded. It is definitely a case of quality rather than quantity here. The peaceful atmosphere is further enhanced by carpet throughout and plenty of potted plants providing greenery all year round. So whilst Confluence provides modern professional spaces, fully equipped for efficient business, it also retains a welcoming home from home feeling for coworkers and visitors alike.
The desk deals are named from the tributaries of the Whanganui River. We are proud to do this, reflecting the mixing of waters that become the mighty awa with the mixing of people and business that becomes the strength of Confluence.
All prices shown include GST and any applicable electronic payment fees. Invoicing offered for Ongarue River and Whakapapa River desk options.
** For visits ideally let Melita or Kevin know your intended visit day/time beforehand on 06 2813474 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You're encouraged to check our online calendar which will show times when we're busy or unavailable to welcome you.
Placing NZ remote workers at Confluence
Are you an employer of an organisation based outside of Whanganui with remote staff who live locally? If so, did you know Confluence is a cost effective, safe, social, solution to your flexible working practices. More and more NZ employers are recognising that investing in staff, not locations, is the future of working.
Placing remote staff members in a coworking space allows them to enjoy the lifestyle of living in our wonderful Whanganui community, often being close to family or owning our more affordable housing. Whilst at the same time you as their employer, have peace of mind that they will be working in a professionally maintained office space, that whilst being social is also private and quiet to not be a distraction to productivity.
It is also an ideal base for your remote staff or consultants to meet with local clients, receive calls or mail*, and become known in the Whanganui region.
Confluence is regularly used by a number of local professional bodies, including Chamber of Commerce and the regional economic development agency. Plus our vibrant mix of coworkers means that serendipitous or planned liaisons are frequent.
All of this is provided via one simple payment, there are no extra costs for any of the services or benefits we provide, We even offer business to business invoicing to your head office or via your remote staff, paid in advance, plus remember all our prices are shown inclusive of GST.
About welcoming new coworkers to Confluence
When you are a first time visitor to Confluence one of our hosts will be delighted to show you around the space, explain how equipment works, and make sure you're comfortable and simple things like your computer is connected to the internet and printer.
Ideally this would be the date you note when you buy your coworking desk online, but there are some days when our hosts are unavailable, in which case we will contact you beforehand to confirm a mutually agreeable date for your complimentary welcome.
About a free trial at Confluence
We are happy for you to try out Confluence for a short time free before you buy any of our desk deals, and most desk deals include a period of time for 'testing the waters' after you've purchased and arrived, when if anything is not perfect and we cannot fix it, then we will offer you a refund.
Confluence is hosted and typically open for visitors or free trials Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm. Please check our online calendar if you have a specific day in mind, or give us a call or email.
You're always welcome and encouraged to come in and experience Confluence for yourself, anytime during our opening hours. Again check our calendar if you have a specific day or time in mind.
When you visit you can take your time to look around and experience the space. Maybe just come up and meet the other coworkers all to ensure the space is right for you before you buy any of our coworking desks.