Home sweet home

From left: Four of the six trustees — chairman Brian Burnett, secretary-treasurer Paul Witten, and trustees Colin White and Corin Schick in the new Menz Shed premises

Since the establishment of the Dargaville Menz Shed earlier this year, new premises have been found, as well as tools to go in it.

The new ‘shed’ is on Parenga Street and the trustees have been ‘overwhelmed’ with donations of machinery, tools and timber, said trust chairman Brian Burnett.

The late David Saies left the Dargaville Rotary club with his woodworking machinery, engineering lathe, tools, and a sum of cash in his will, to start a Menz Shed.

“Because of the donations we’ve been able to hit the ground running,” said trust secretary-treasurer Paul Witten.

At present the trust is busy organising the space and constructing workbenches, in preparation for an official launch day. The group say that the Menz Shed is about providing men of all ages a place to socialise, share skills, and work on small community and hobby projects.

Membership applications are now available and the first general meeting will take place within six weeks, with the date to be advertised in the Kaipara Lifestyler. The trust is still trying to acquire a microwave oven, kettle, cutlery and crockery. Any enquiries can be made to Brian Burnett 09 439 6175 or Paul Witten 09 974 7685.


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