Our purpose

What does ‘Wana’ mean?

1. (noun) excitement, thrill, exhilaration, fervour, verve, gusto, zeal, zest, passion, energy, sparkle, liveliness, pizazz.

2. (verb) to be exciting, thrilling, inspiring, stimulating, moving, rousing.

3. (verb) to bud, shoot (of a plant), sprout, come to life.


Our Initiatives

Tinkd Makerspace

A flexible environment where creativity and learning-by-doing is made possible by applying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) principles to design, make, and to solveView More

STEM in the Community

This year we are excited to be launching a new community based series of events designed to bring STEM to tamariki in schools and kuraView More

STEMFest 2021

Tauranga STEM Festival (STEMFest) was postponed until December (from October). Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control the event has been cancelled. Sign up toView More

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Some nice things people have said about us...

Congratulations Tia and your amazing team…. looking forward to being a part of this years reimagined STEM Festival…. love your passion to bring STEM to life to inspire the next generation of STEM heros!

Chief Science Officer at Comvita Limited

Awesome work team and look forward to working with the team and supporting in the future ! Your little idea Tia Lush has certainly evolved! Love yours, and the teams work to celebrate the STEM past, present and future!

CEO Stratus Blue

Oh yayyyy, and so well deserved! An amazing event from the get go that you have fabulous plans to build on. Well done you guys! x

Creative Bay of Plenty