A major project is well underway
Menzshed Kapiti have volunteered to help restore authentic World War II Marines Huts.
The project was initiated by The Kapiti US Marines Trust whose aim is to collect, preserve and promote World War II US Armed Forces history from 1942-1944 in the Kapiti district. Their focus is the history surrounding Camps Russell, MacKay and Paekakariki
The Huts will be the venue for a small history centre connected to the southern end of the Yankee Trail in the Paekakariki Holiday Park (the former site of Camp Paekakariki). The trail starts at the U.S.Marines Memorial in Queen Elizabeth Park.
A house comprising several huts is to be dismantled by the MenzShed Kapiti, relocated at their shed site, individual huts at to be refurbished to their original style and then delivered to the camp site.
The house was vacated early March and the photos show progress throughout the demolition process cumulating with an almost empty site.
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For more details of the proposed project go to http://marinenz.com/Support+Us
More Kaka Nesting Boxes
The success of our nesting boxes has resulted in a request for more, currently 9 have funds allocated for the materials.
A discussion has been held with suggested changes so watch this space as we put this on the priority list for completion by June which is start of their nesting time.
Refits & closures early 2016 benefit us
More benefactors for MenzShed was the result of the upgrade to Life Pharmacy Paraparaumu and the closure of Blockbusters Waikanae. This resulted in generous donation by their owners of the internal stands and shelving. Because of lack of storage we had to be reasonably selective and may use some items for projects or we may sell them to benefit our funds.