Henley Mens Shed "In the Community, For the Community"


Some older hearts were pounding after this lift of four 8-seater picnic tables made at the Shed for Pirinoa School, in partnership with Juken New Zealand...

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Holiday  Programme

Each school holiday up to 70 kids attend the Henley Mens Shed for some fun making things with some guidance from the Blokes at the Shed...

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Writers  Group

Yet another diversity in the range of activities available at the Mens Shed is this group, inspired by the desire to recall and capture life growing up...

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Welcome  to  Henley  Mens  Shed

Hi Shedders

The core health principles will be around maintaining a strong position around physical distancing, hand hygiene, and not going out & spreading an infection if you've got a respiratory infection, and getting tested early

The principle here is, if you don’t know someone, then be really rigorous around physical distancing, but if it’s close friends and family, then you want to be careful, of course, but it’s starting to return to normal.

The situation under Alert Level 2 won't be as normal yet, but a quick hug will be permitted.

So, what does that look like in the Mens Shed?

We are capable of maintaining physical distancing (1m+) in most areas of the shed (except the kitchen).

Signing in and out each day remains mandatory for all, remember physical distancing.

No visitors or customers on site until we are at Level 0. We will not accept any new projects until that time also.

Hand washing regularly, and particularly when you arrive at the shed. Use disposable paper towels.

Disinfecting all kitchen and bathroom surfaces and handles regularly, disinfectant wipes will be available and to be used by all members.

There will be two (2) tea making locations established and functioning all day, members may use the kitchen, Mervyn Brown room, common areas and outdoors to consume beverages.

Members are asked to bring drinks in a Thermos or clearly label one cup at the shed and only use that for all beverages, wash with dishwashing liquid and hot water, and put away what is yours.

No food is to be prepared on site until we are at Level 0.

Sharing of food is discouraged, but you may bring your own food to eat.

Don’t come to the shed if you or anybody in your household has cold/flu like symptoms.

If you are unwell seek advice from your doctor, and get tested. Inform the shed of this immediately and the results.

Play it Safe, the Shed is ready when you are! from Monday 18th May 2020

"The place where Blokes can be Blokes together"

The HENLEY MEN'S SHED opened 22nd June 2009 and currently has a membership of around 150+, who are involved in a vast array of activities in the Shed ranging from woodwork, metalwork, horticulture, garden tool maintenance section, cooking (in the kitchen or pizza oven), story telling group, themed tutorials and Men's health information sessions.

The Henley Shed is a purpose built facility with a current floor area of 620 square metres.

"So what is this MENS SHED?"

The concept of what a man does in his shed in the backyard is brought into a community setting, so adding the atmosphere of blokeship and forming new friendships.

Those who join the Henley Mens Shed can share & develop skills, make or repair things, relate experiences, discuss health and other issues, talk about anything while enjoying a cuppa & biscuit or even another blokes scones.

Aimed mainly at retired and older men in the community, the Men's Shed has proven to be a great place to break the boredom that is often associated with extra spare time resulting from major life changes such as downsizing the family home, loss of a partner or retirement.

The Men's Shed is run in a relaxed manner where Men can just call in when they want, stay as long as they want and do something or nothing.

You will see blokes repairing things for home, or making a new item or a toy for the grand-kids, sitting in on a talk over an issue important to men, or joining a small team doing a community project. So many things to do at the Men's Shed - no wonder it's so popular.

New Blokes are always welcome to call in and check the place out during regular hours.

For further information contact the Shed Coordinator John Bush on 0274 999 430 or email - henleymenzshed@xtra.co.nz.

Winter's  Coming

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Members receive email newsletters, alerting everybody to events members may wish to participate in, or lend a hand with a project...

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Shed  Hours

Monday to Thursday

8.30am to 2-30pm (approx)


8.30am to noon

excluding public holidays
LOCATION: Colombo Road    Masterton
GPS: 40°57'04.7"S    175°40'34.1"E

Shed  Safety

The Mens Shed has a vast range of tools and machinery. Standards have been established, drawn from industry best practice to keep everyone safe and happy...
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