Shout should show off shed’s sharp shape-up

Good progress . . . Green Island Shed men (from left) David Mackle, Ian Hand and Bruce Cromb look forward to welcoming the community to a "shed shout". PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD

With the three giant shipping containers that will anchor its structure in place, the Green Island Shed is taking shape.

Shed co-ordinator Pip Weber said the fledgling organisation had received great support from the community, funders, and local businesses, and progress was looking good.

Supporters included the Dunedin City Council Community Fund, Bendigo Valley Foundation, Fulton Hogan Ltd, Fresh Choice, Greg Inch Earthmoving, Icon, ATL, and more.

The shed site, behind St Peter Chanel School, had been levelled, and two 20-foot containers and one 40-foot container were now on site, Ms Weber said.

“Now that we have the containers in place, the shed is starting to take shape.”

The shed members were working on assembling tools and equipment, and in the meantime were working on projects and fundraising, Ms Weber said.

These included building seats for five local schools, making giant, colourful “pencils”, building seats for Riding for the Disabled, and selling kindling and Christmas trees.

“As we continue to get more established, the next step will be for the guys to figure out how they will utilise the space,” she said.

There would be space for projects, storage, and an area where people could gather to socialise and have morning tea.

To celebrate progress so far, and thank supporters, there will be a “Green Island Shed Shout” at the shed site from 2pm to 4pm on September 1.

‘We want to invite everyone to come and have a look around, join us for a sausage, and sample the enthusiasm of the shedders.”

For information on the Green Island Shed, or to order kindling, phone (021) 263-8781.