Community work

Supporting local

Our community

We are a growing non-profit enterprise and are working to support our community in a number of ways.

  • Education and Training
    Often for gender or cultural reasons, women | wāhine have missed out on learning woodworking and DIY skills. We offer an unrivalled hands-on experience of power tools and machinery to address this and have a growing range of workshops.  In the future, we hope to be able offer accredited training too.
  • Empowerment and well-being
    Being able to create or fix something is remarkably empowering.  The skills we share are not only of practical use, but also highly supportive of mental well-being.  This has long been recognised by organisations like the International Mens Sheds Organisation including in New Zealand.
  • Environment
    We are partners of Urban Ark – Manawa Taiao who we provide with trap tunnels to help their volunteer groups with pest trapping and also BirdCare Aotearoa who provide care and rehabilitation for sick, injured and orphaned wild birds.
  • Women in Trades
    We are passionate about sharing our knowledge and that includes our experiences from working in trades.  We are looking at ways we can can do this.