The MENZ SHED NAENAE started in January 2009 in temporary premises behind the Full of Beans Cafe. This became too expensive and we shared with the Shed in Wainuiomata for a year before reaching our final resting place in mid 2012 in a custom-built Shed inTreadwell St, Naenae.

This provided 126 sq m of concrete floor space and in late 2016 we completed an extension to increase this to a total of 210 sq m.

Initially we set up with a full range of wood-working equipment, mostly donated, and with the extension we have been able to start building up a range of metal-working gear. We also have nine wood lathes as we are the venue for the Guild practical activities which include the monthly turning seminars, monthly carving group and the furniture/general wood-working group.

At present there are about 100 people using the Shed each month for some activity or other, including a number of groups and individuals with disabilities. All are welcome and we have some keen women too.

As a result, we have now increased our opening hours to each weekday and several evenings. (Tuesday to Friday mornings, 9am to 12; Monday afternoon from 1.30pm to 3 and there is a learners' group from 7 to 9 pm). Specialised Guild groups meet at other times.

Contact: Archie Kerr, phone: 04 5697069 or menzshednaenae@gmail.com

Other Sheds in the Hutt Valley are:

Eastbourne & Bays

Mike Parker  (04) 562 8688

Upper Hutt

Jason Tyson  (04) 528 6170   (027) 227 3449   jas.jen02@gmail.com

Wainuiomata

Gary Morrisey  (04) 564 4927   (021) 1133 222

Robbie Hinds  (04) 971 6857   robbiehinde@kol.co.nz

Barry Renshaw  (04) 564 7335   (027) 444 9973