About Us


MenzShed Kapiti is where men meet for a chat and play with ‘boys toys’ to make things!

MenzShed Kapiti is an incorporated Society, Registered as a a non-profit charitable organisation.

(Registered Charitable Entity Nr CC45795)

We commenced operations in 2010 to promote the health and well-being of mainly retired and older men.

Our shed is a place to socialise with like-minded men, to practice old skills, learn new ones, share know-how, pursue hobbies, enjoy company and give back to the community.group

Our members

  • are retired or only work part time and have spare time on their hands
  • now mix with a new bunch of guys, having lost touch with work mates
  • like a laugh, sharing experiences and talking about old times
  • have the opportunity to be involved in community projects
  • complete projects from home using shared tools and others expertise
  • enjoy the occasions of working with new mates

Who says men can’t multi-skill

Menzshed – a great place for men to have a cuppa and a chat, use tools and machinery in our well equipped workshop and complete  projects for the community and projects from home.


MenzShed Kapiti operates on low overheads in a Kapiti Council leased building with grants from the Kapiti Coast District Council [KCDC], Waikanae Community Board, a $20 annual membership subscription and some sponsorship.


Estates, people and firms have generously provided tools, machinery & some material for use in our daily activities. Materials used for community projects are donated or purchased from local suppliers at specially discounted rates.

We have a separate building fund for our fit-out and building extension and rely on special projects and the generosity of donations for this work.

We have online banking and direct crediting at
-MenzShed Kapiti  Kiwi Bank 38 9010 0354831 02

If our MenzShed Kapiti activities is what you are looking for, or you would
like to see us in action, then get in touch by dropping into our shed. Refer Location

Alternatively email us or if you just want to have a chat contact:

Peter Blackler – peteblackler64@gmail.com
24 Fleetwood Grove Waikanae – Ph 04 904 3323 – Cell 027 820 0221

Nigel Clough – nigel.clough.nz@gmail.com
29 Matai Street Waikanae – Ph 04 904 2932  – Cell 0274 582 194

        Alan Muxlow – menzshed.kapiti@gmail.com
        177 Tutere Street Waikanae – Ph 04 904 2318 – Cell 027 611 4841 








The current committee managing MenzShed Kapiti for 2019/2020 year comprises

Chairman: no nomination
Secretary: Peter Rendall
Treasurer: Peter Blackler
Committee Members:
     Tony Annandale                      Gilbert Coom
     Murray Kennett                       Gordon McGavin
     Trevor McIntyre                      Alan Muxlow
     Ron McNulty                            Roger Palmer
     Doug Watson