new community workshop

Humble beginnings in Cames Road

The Mangawhai Shed ran for the first four years out of someone else’s workshop. Membership growth was stifled by its location on the outskirts of town. Limited power supply, parking and room for machinery and equipment meant that a new home was sought.

Stage One complete

What Stage Two & Three will look like once we have secured further funding and support…talk to us about bringing that day forward 

our new home

The Mangawhai Domain Society made available space at 75 Moir Street for a ‘future proof’ build programme which started in 2021


Stage one: build a simple wooden kitset barn (80 square metres) which will maintain our focus on woodwork with much more space.
Stage two: build another similar barn structure(80sm) which will offer metal working capability.
Stage three: connect the two buildings with a canopy which will provide valuable outdoor working space.

Thanks to Jess Mee ([email protected]) for the 3D renderings of our shed.
Click on the picture to take a virtual tour

This ambitious community project is only possible by its many supporters. 

Site survey/Geotech report $4,000
Matt Wiley & Adam Both of Pacific Coast Survey gave their services FOC to get this community project underway.
This work has been completed.
Cost to MS $0

Ground works/site prep $8,000
Viranda have agreed to do the earthworks and have added to their generosity by agreeing to extend the Domain’s car park in time for the annual Gala.
This work has been completed.
Cost to MS $0

Concrete slab – supply and pour $ 9,731.25
We acknowledge Pub Charities Ltd for their grant and Steen Molving (member) for leading our Volunteer Build team for this phase of the project.
Work was completed on the 16th July’21.
Cost to MS $0

Kitset $34,500
$20,000 covered by MELA funding plus $14500 cost has been covered by our fundraising efforts!
Delivery was taken on 21st July.
Cost to MS $0

Erection of stage one $20,000
Grant Van Dalsum of Spiral Enterprises agreed to erect the Shed free of charge with support from our Volunteer Build Team. We acknowledge the considerable help received from local suppliers who made this possible.
This work was completed in just 18 days on the 17th August
Cost to MS $0

Rainwater connection $3347.83
We acknowledge the Factory Opportunity Shop for their grant towards the purchase of the rainwater tank.
This was complete on the 17th December ‘21
Cost to MS $0

Electrical fitout including lining walls $23,000 (estimate)
Grant of Spiral Enterprises Ltd has guided our the electrical fitout. The Shed is wired throughout and the supply trench dug recently. We now await connection to the main grid.
Our thanks to Shaun Cameron of Hireworks Mangawhai for his continued support.
Funding has been secured from MELA and the National Lotteries Community Fund totalling $19606
Power was turned on the 24th November ’22

Workshop fitout (unknown & continued cost)
The Shed has begun laying out the workshop with benches, machinery, and storage which may be an ongoing project. Dust extraction was installed April’23 making the workshop operational.

We are overwhelmed by the generosity of support we have received from locals who share our vison for a ‘Shed’ in our community. It will help cement the Mangawhai Shed for future generations and expand how we can serve our community.


We look forward to continued support for the second Shed and adjoining roof.

Feel free to contact us if you have ideas on how we could realise our ambitions sooner.
Call Steve 021 347 66