Otaki Menzshed news » March 2015

Prototyping the white crosses for the RSA
Prototyping the white crosses for the RSA


...then they go into production
…then they go into production


... and then they are painted
… and then they are painted

80 White crosses for RSA

Eddy, Artie and David have been flat out in the Otaki Menzshed manufacturing the crosses for the Anzac Day memorial service in April.

Our main workshop has looked like a factory assembly line for weeks and will be busy for a few more before the crosses are fully assembled,

painted and given soldiers names who died over a hundred years ago fighting a long way from home in Europe.

Thank you Crighton ITM for the donated timber, Resene for the paint and Riverbank Engineering for the metal spikes that will proudly keep the crosses firmly upright.

An anonymous quote that sums up what living in Otaki means to many of us at the Shed.

“You won’t understand the unabashed power of a community until you’re a part of one.”

Seedling trolleys for Ideas day care centre

Seedling trolleys have been put to good use.
Seedling trolleys have been put to good use.

Annie Corrigan and her helpers sprout the seeds and care for the seedlings until they can be sold from a makeshift display cart which is positioned at the front of the Dunstan Street building. The main problem in the past has been shifting the big heavy display cart into position every day.

To solve this problem and showing great ingenuity, Valdis and Bill have created two light trolleys using tip-found wheelie bin wheels, a light 5-level metal shelf unit and three Tip Top donated bread trays.

Annie and the team are happy with their easy to use increased display units for their ‘For Sale Seedlings’

The Storage Shed

The Storage Shed is painted and ‘looks a million dollars’ according to visitors and Michelle Baker.

Thanks Ian, Bruce, Russell, Ken and newcomer Neville for all your extra hours with the brush. Thanks also Resene for donating the paint.

[quote_box_center]We are open Tuesday and Thursday 10 to 4, drop in for a look around and a cup of tea. Contacts Ian Futter 364 8342 Valdis Plato 364 5636[/quote_box_center]