Code of Conduct (for people and Dogs!)

3Mile Coworking Code of Conduct

To create a positive and safe environment, we've outlined a code of conduct for everyone who uses the coworking space. This includes not only the use of communal desk space but also the use of meeting rooms and the participation (either as an attendee or an organiser) of any events taking place on our premises.


The aim of 3Mile is to help entrepreneurs to start,  run and grow their business, providing a space to create, and collaborate and concentrate and to encourage other business owners in the Wairarapa to connect with each other and learn.

Expected behaviour

By respecting the space and each other, you can benefit from a great working environment plus also contribute to the success of 3Mile for everyone. Please:

  • Leave desks, break-out areas and meeting rooms as you found them

  • Eat food at your desk, the sofas or in huddle spaces but avoid smelly food

  • Put all rubbish in the bins, recycling in the tubs and organic waste in…the organic bin!

  • Clear up all your messes and wash up all your cups/plates

  • Do not sleep on the premises, you'll be rudely awoken!

  • Use headphones to make calls as far as possible, keep your volume low

  • Do not do anything illegal on the premises, we won't bail you out of prison

  • Refrain from abusive, discriminatory, harassing, intimidating or derogatory behaviour and speech towards all other co-working members or 3Mile staff

  • Be mindful of those around you. If you witness unacceptable behaviour (of any degree) or someone in distress, help if you can or report it to a coworking colleague our our team.

  • Be mindful of our neighbours - don't leave anything gross in the toilets, don't make massive noise along your way to the toilets, don't traipse through their shop on your way to your desk etc.

Use of facilities

  • Locker keys remain the property of 3Mile Ltd and must be returned on the final day of the membership subscription period, failure to do so will result in a charge

  • Appropriate use of the internet is expected - be mindful of downloading files that may slow down the wifi and try and avoid excessive or unnecessary use (e.g. streaming Netflix all day in Super HD)

  • Guests are welcome if you buy them a day pass - for fire and safety reasons, ID may be required

The 3Mile team reserves the right to eject anyone from the premises if they are suspected of breaching these terms.  Ejections are final for that day, and disputes can be requested via email at

The future has passed here: making of a mural

So it all started with this picture, brought into 3Mile in about week two of our opening:


I pretended to the man who brought it in, who I’d not met, that I needed to check with the team before we hung it - despite it being beautifully on brand colour wise, breathtakingly awesome and inspiring like nothing I’d seen before - I was stupidly nervous it’s drama wouldn’t suit the community. And two minutes later I ran out to his car, told him I’d called them and we would LOVE to hang it. I hadn’t called them of course, I just came to my senses and practically ripped it out of his hands and hugged him. And that’s how Martin Doyle and I met.

We celebrated hanging his picture via our Facebook page, and two days later it was sold. So Martin brought another. And it sold. And then another - and I bought it before it could sell - and another. Etc.

Most of Carterton knows that Martin can be found at Regent58 now and then, and because of my husband’s love of good ale and random conversations I was finding myself there more and more. So one night, blame it on the session ale, I said ‘when we’ve finished the renovations in the back room, please paint a wall, I can’t bear the idea of hanging more of your art only to see it leave’. He may or may not have said OK. But I took it as a yes and this happened next:

Martin asked me - do you have an idea of what you want? Fair question. I had no useful answer, so just asked him to evolve it - like all great ideas, see what the environment gave him, what the community could contribute and just that it be bold - like we want to be at 3Mile.

And then came almost three weeks of work. Coworkers got to watch as the mural evolved, and more than that, found themselves named on the wall (Carly!) and included in the imagery.

Martin has written a full statement about the finished piece - and you MUST read it. In it he outlines the complexity represented, the unpredictability, challenge, endeavour, resourcefulness, cooperativeness, and humour of human life.

“The whole artwork is an image of mental creativity, very messy in itself in a very messy world. Other natural processes of change are indicated in the mural eg evolution of fish and other morphing figures. Despite the huge amount of imagery and verbiage on display, I have tried to create a sense of a theatrical orchestration of elements. It’s a coarse circus of ambition and action, purportedly culminating in a victorious final lift-off on wings of smiling bananas. What a way to end! But the painting effectively asks, “Is it the end? Or is everything we’ve been through, all that’s shown, just the beginning?”.

I personally love that the mural also makes use of physical elements on the wall or beside it, including a figure reaching towards a high, inaccessible power point (thanks to the sparkie for not moving it, once it was included in the mural!) and a piece of electrical wiring as part of a painted umbrella handle.

A sneaky peek of the finished mural, Martin looks pretty chuffed! Come into 3Mile to see it all!

A sneaky peek of the finished mural, Martin looks pretty chuffed! Come into 3Mile to see it all!

It’s an honour to have the work ‘hanging’ in 3Mile, and there couldn’t be a better way to bring the new collaboration and meeting space to life. I hope we can help the world notice Martin’s amazing work by featuring it (I don’t think any pictures of workshops in that area could be taken without a little piece of the mural sneaking in! and our Wairarapa Times-Age ran a feature on the work)

- and hey, I guess 3Mile is in Carterton to stay, we’re not leaving this art behind!

>>>Check out Carly Webber’s beautiful photo diary of the mural being made here.

And come to see the work at our open-2-view on Friday 7th December, 5pm. RSVP here.