Help Tawa MenzShed Get Off The Ground

$1,690 donated
Given by 23 generous donors in over a year

Smartway Builders is the principal sponsor of Tawa MenzShed but we need help from the Tawa, Wellington & NZ community to make it happen.


MenzShed Tawa is a registered charity, bringing men and women together in one community space to share their skills, have a laugh, and work on practical wood-working & metal-working tasks individually (personal projects) or as a group (for the Shed or community).

The sort of projects a Shed tackles is entirely up to the Shed concerned, however most Sheds around New Zealand take on some community projects, examples of which include building playgrounds for pre-school centres, repairing toy library stock, repairing old bikes for distribution to poorer communities, building planter boxes for the main street of the local central business district, and the list goes on.

MenzShed Tawa was formed following a public meeting October 2016 when a group decided that a shed could be established in Tawa. Since then, we have managed to obtain access to about 200 sq mtr of space available courtesy of Wellington City Council at the Wellington Rural Fire Force Building in Tawa. A lot of internal and external work needs to be done to get to get the building up to scratch and ready to use, such as:

Tawa MenzShed's involvement (page creator)

MenzShed is an amazing organisation who provide community based support and the Tawa arm need our help to get things off the ground. WCC as made available some premises in Tawa, being the South end of the Rural Fire Building (located south of Tawa Swimming pool) and now we need to organise funds for the construction / internal fitout.

Use of funds

New timber & plywood floor so area is fully accessible

New internal partition walls & ceilings

Meet H & S requirements

Fire-rated door to kitchen and toilet facilities (incl plans and consent)

Benches & work areas

New entry door & mobility ramp

So please help us make a new Tawa Menzshed happen.

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Latest update

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Phase 1 is Completed  22 August 2018

We have now completed phase 1, quite a transformation, still need help to support payment of all this hard work and further work to be done.

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Latest donations

Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 21 Nov 2018
A great initiative. We look forward to coming down!
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 03 Sep 2018
Northern Ward Councillors
Northern Ward Councillors on 03 Sep 2018
Donation from ‘profit’ made on our recent sales of 200L water tanks sales in Tawa.
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 23 Aug 2018
Taani Lavulavu
Taani Lavulavu on 13 Aug 2018

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This page was created on 23 Feb 2018 and closed on 30 Jun 2019.