Menzshed Hastings






Chairman Ric Coleman and Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazelhurst.

We took possession of the old Hastings Netball Club building in April 2016.  Following four months of work the MENZSHED HASTINGS ‘shed’ was officially opened on 10 August 2016 by Hastings District Councillor, Kevin Watkins.

On 1 September 2019 our new shed was officially opened at the Hastings A&P Showgrounds.

As a Charitable Trust, we have the usual Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and committee.  Our shed is also registered with Charities Services CC53199.


We have a full machine shop, a mechanical workshop/welding bay, lathe, drill presses etc. A woodwork room, and two more general work rooms, with coping saws, compressor and all hand tools for most jobs. 

Ric with model canon/paper-weight, made on the metalwork lathe

At last count, we had 65 members, and from 5 to 17 visit on shed days – Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 to 12:00. On Thursday mornings, we host a workshop for local EIT students. 

To find out more, contact

Keith Elvey (Chairman) 021 230 1291

Christine Ingle (Secretary)

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