Rotorua Community Menz Shed

Rotorua shed opening day - March 2014

Rotorua shed opening day – March 2014

MENZSHED NZ Status: Member

Rotorua Community Menz Shed Trust is a registered charitable trust.

Chairman: Don Hawke

Secretary: Peter Lewis

Treasurer: Wes Ah Chan

Finance and Funding Manager: Pat Hawke

Shed location and postal address:

16 Te Ngae Road, Victoria, Rotorua. 3010

Off Fenton St., opposite the large Countdown Car Park, plenty of parking available.

Shed Phone 07 347 8393

Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.30am – 3.30 pm.

Contact:

Pat Hawke

Finance and Funding Manager, Rotorua Community Menz Shed Trust

e-mail: rotoruamenzshed@xtra.co.nz

The men have recently completed 120 White Crosses for a joint venture between the Rotorua District Council and the R.S.A. to commemorate the number of Rotorua men who fell in battle during the 1914-1918 war. These will be on show during the Anzac celebrations next year and for several years to follow. This type of commemoration is being re-enacted throughout NZ so other Menz Shed groups may be contacted or perhaps they could ask their local RSA if they can help with a similar project.

We donated a fair amount of machinery to Howick Menz Shed. This is excess machinery we are lucky enough to have thanks to generous donations received.

We are perhaps unique in that we operate a Community Centre here at 16, Te Ngae Rd, 5 days a week from 9.30 a.m. till 2.p.m. and are kept busy. We provide premises for other charity groups, and run our administration office here, this way we can keep abreast with enquiries for Menz Shed.

Also we take a group from I.H.C. one morning a week and some men from a local Retirement village and organise them with simple projects, at present they are making trays and breadboards.

Our shed was featured in a Lotto video 15/7/2017.