MENZSHED NZ Status: Member
Status: Open, Mondays and Wednesdays between 9.30a.m. and 3.00p.m.
Location: Railway Road, Whangarei City.
Contact person: Jeff Griggs, phone 09 435 1759, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Incorporated in March 2012 and moving to temporary premises (which had been a live Kiwi House), in September 2012, the Whangarei Men’s Shed has maintained a reputation for ‘thinking outside the square’. Recently it has purchased the Whangarei Railway Station and is busy converting it to our new headquarters.
Not only is the Station a multiple workshop area for the pursuit of an array of pastimes and projects, but it also forms a “Work in Progress” challenge in its own right. The W.M.S. has set itself a target for restoring the interior of the old station (badly deteriorated) with the guidance of an architect employed by the Shed and the National Historic Places Trust.
We undertake other community work too – here is a feature story concerning pest traps.
The railway “Shed” is open on Mondays and Wednesdays between 9.30a.m. and 3.00p.m. at this stage and we are anticipating adding a third day once the transition period is over.