Men’s shed opens soon at mu­seum

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

A shed which aims to im­prove men’s well­be­ing as well as help the community is open­ing soon.

The Pu­taruru Men’s Shed is nearly ready to open its doors to male vol­un­teers at the Tim­ber Mu­seum in Pu­taruru.

The aim of the men’s shed is to pro­vide a place where men can so­cialise, work to­gether, learn some new skills, and share their tal­ents and knowl­edge with the community.

The model has been suc­cess­fully de­vel­oped in Aus­tralia, where there are now more than 800 community men’s sheds.

There are more than 40 al­ready set up in New Zealand.

The Pu­taruru project is be­ing driven by the Pu­taruru Lions Club and mem­ber Lola McCor­mack said she hopes to have it up and run­ning by year’s end.

‘‘Per­haps if we have got more than 10 or 12 we could run more than one ses­sion a week. I think we have got to start small and have one morn­ing a week for three hours,’’ she said.

For more in­for­ma­tion contact Pu­taruru Lions Club mem­ber Dean Nairn on 07 883 3357.

A SAFE PLACE: A Men’s Shed is set to be up and run­ning in Pu­taruru by the end of the year giv­ing men a place to build, talk and en­joy each other’s com­pany.

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