Menzshed Manawatū

Menzshed Manawatu was formed in 2011. It exists primarily for retired men to share their experiences and skills while working on a variety of projects – at this stage mainly woodworking. While men are welcome to work on projects for themselves, a lot of the satisfaction comes from being part of community projects – often providing something to assist another community group to carry out their work.

At the heart of the Menzshed philosophy is men’s health and welfare, and the Shed gives them a “happy place”. Although access to tools may be a drawcard, companionship is what keeps members attending. The Shed reminds men that they are not alone, and that although their days of paid employment may be over, there can still be reasons to get out of bed in the morning, and have fun and fellowship at the same time.

How to Join

Come and visit us on a shed day and fill in an application form.

Membership Fees

$20.00 PA

When and where we meet

Tuesday and Wednesday, 9.00am-2.00pm.

Contact Details

Graham Slater



17 Racecourse Road, Awapuni, Palmerston North 4412, New Zealand