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

Henley Mens Shed Temporary Closure

Hi Shedders

Your committee met today to respond to the escalating position regarding Covid 19

And the fact that a large number of our members are in the high risk over 70 age group, and are being strongly recommended to remain at home

Notice is hereby given with immediate effect to close the Henley Mens Shed until you are advised further

The committee will re-evaluate this situation on a fortnightly basis

Those who have booked to receive their Flu Vaccinations on Monday 30th March 2020, will still go ahead at the Mens Shed, those concerned will be sent an email on this topic

If anybody desperately needs to access the shed to retrieve personal belongings, please contact me

Take care of yourselves and those around you, we want you all back at the shed soon. Please keep in touch


John Bush
Masterton Henley Mens Shed Coordinator
22 March 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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