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New Zealand Men's Sheds » Men’s Sheds

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Want to start a shed? Contact us and we can tell you if anyone in your area is working on a shed now. Or we can tell others about you if you are working on one.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

The Handyman has been set up by Olwen Williams. Apparently her bloke Fred, spends all his time in the shed or in the kitchen.

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Our Vision is:

  • Every community in Australia will have a men’s shed.
  • To address the issues of men’s health (physical, emotional and social well-being) in the community.
  • To engage the elderly, differently-abled, youth, veterans and other groups of men of the communities in both rural Australia and urban
  • Australia, and to specifically address any issues of isolation, loneliness and depression;
  • To support the social interaction of men in transitional periods (e.g. Redundancy, Bereavement, Retirement, Ill Health, Relocation, Respite Care);
  • To share, disseminate and preserve the skills, abilities and interests that are relevant to the community.

Our Mission is:

  • To provide the skill, expertise and resources to any community group to
  • enable it to establish, effectively operate and build a sustainable men’s shed.
  • To facilitate links between men and health-related agencies, family organisations and specialist health professionals within the community.
  • To advocate the benefits and build partnerships between men’s sheds and the community.
  • To demonstrate to men’s sheds how their operation can be cost neutral, that is, that its ongoing costs can be met or exceeded by its revenue.
  • To initiate and disseminate research on topics of particular relevance to men and their men’s shed.
  • To provide a strong national voice on men’s issues and men’s sheds.

13 October 2008

In Pursuing our Vision, We Commit to the Following Values:

  • Compassion and empathy in serving men in all communities,
  • Sincerity and devotion to improving of men’s health,
  • Honesty and integrity in all our activities,
  • Reliability and trustworthiness in delivering on our promises,
  • Responsiveness to the needs of men, their families and their communities,
  • Wisdom in applying technology and innovation to the improvement of men’s sheds,
  • Respect for the value added by teamwork and participation to life-long learning,
  • Appreciation of the value of contributions by partners and sponsors,
  • Responsibility and generosity in giving back to the community.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

The theme for the 2009 National Men’s Shed Conference is “Where to from Here”? focusing on Shed management and self sustainability. Panel discussions will investigate current sustainable developments and individual papers will explain  sustainability evaluation tools and how Thriving Sheds are constantly Reinventing Themselves.  A workshop will investigate new activities for Sheds and these apply to Sheds in the Planning and Start up stages as well as established facilities. A workshop will discuss the information that Councils, Sponsors and Community groups require when a Shed is planned and real life examples will cover the birth from”Concept to Reality” and aspects of Training.

A key feature of Men’s Sheds is improving men’s health and there will be a special focus on this role of Sheds in relation to Men’s Health issues.

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Thursday, April 30th, 2009

“Like Mushrooms” is the best way to describe the Men’s Shed projects in Canterbury. The most recent project under consideration is in Sumner. Others so far in various stages of development are based in:

  • Riccarton
  • St Albans
  • Hei Hei
  • New Brighton
  • Oxford
  • Ashburton
  • Selwyn District

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Men’s Sheds began in Australia. They offer a place for men to gather, to talk, to learn new skills and make friends.

There are currently no Men’s Sheds in Canterbury. Based on Australian research we anticipate men’s sheds in Canterbury will provide significant educational, health, mental health and social outcomes for men. We think that the time is right for them to really get going here. By facilitating start-ups, helping to deal with crisis and linking the enthusiastic individuals involved we can help to create a great place for men to be and to feel worthwhile.

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Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Golding et al’s Men’s Sheds Study

July 10, 2008 - The Blokes Shed movement has its humble beginnings in Australia, but they called them Men’s Sheds… In New Zealand the movement is quite new, although the concept of older people looking after one another has been around a while.

Older Wellington blokes could soon be bonding in a New Age garden shed in a busy suburban street, thanks to the example of our Ocker mates. Community care provider Wesley Care, with support from Wellington City Council, is scouring Newtown for premises to establish a “Men’s Shed”.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009


Brighton Civic Centre, Hobart, Tasmania


27/28 August 2009


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