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At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Wharekaka Rest Home the Martinborough Mens Shed Chair, Mike Woolley, presented a cheque for $1,000 to Joy Cooper (Chair of Wharekaka).

The money had been raised by the Mens Shed from the sales of kitchen spatulas made by the Mens Shed members.  The idea for the spatulas was conceived by Shed member Tim Maling.  The spatulas can be purchased at Mint at Martinborough and will be available for purchase during the forthcoming Wharekaka House and Garden Tour on November 19 (tickets from Eventfinda).

There has been quite a bit of activity at the Mens Shed recently.  The new roof has been put on – thanks to the South Wairarapa District Council – and new guttering will be in place soon.  Two containers have been delivered and work is continuing with their fit out, being led by Richard and Ashton Tannant.

The new containers will allow us to set up a dedicated wood turning area, a metal working area, as free up space in the Courthouse for social events like the speaker series

The Shed has been successful in raising funds for the facilities extension and grateful thanks are due to Wairarapa Building Society and Trust House Foundation for their generous grants.  Other sponsors of the Martinborough Mens Shed are Susan Stephen & Co Reality, Martinborough Community Board, South Wairarapa District Council, Eastern and Central Community Trust, and South Wairarapa Rotary.

Photo caption: Men’s Shed chairman, Mike Wooley, presents a cheque to Joy Cooper , Wharekaka Chair

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