new community workshop

Issues faced at 206 cames rd

  • Hosted by S Mackay in his private workshop which was subject to sale
  • Membership growth stifled by location in Cames Road – we need to be in the village/heads
  • Biased towards woodworking with limited power supply
  • Current location has limited parking and no toilet
  • At capacity for storage of tools, machinery and equipment

Thanks to Jess Mee ( for this 3D rendering of our shed

the plan


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

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 17thAugust
Cost to MS $0

Plumbing $10,000 (estimate)
We acknowledge the Factory Opportunity Shop for their grant towards the purchase of the rainwater tank.
This will arrive end of September’21
Cost to MS $0

Electrical $15-20,000 (estimate)
This is the new focus for fundraising efforts.
Franz Shearman of CBD electrical has offered support along side Grant from Spiral Enterprises to guide the electrical fitout.
Funding is currently being secured
Cost to MS $15-20,000

TOTAL costs still to be covered by fundraising and awesome people = $30,000
While the above seems like a lot, we are overwhelmed by the generosity of support we have received to date 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.

These are exciting days!!

Feel free to contact us if you have ideas about how we might realise our dream sooner.
Call Steve 021 347 663