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Big Barn Yarn

Big Barn Yarn

Remember how we started when we got the keys to Matuku Link in January 2017? Every working bee was about rubbish, cleaning up and clearing out. A lot of the work focussed around the old, ‘well ventilated’ barn, with the vision to restore it and turn it...
Rusty roof no more

Rusty roof no more

Thanks to an amazing grant of $40.000 from TTCF, The Trusts Community Foundation, we were able to get our roof replaced, just before the winter rains set in. A team of hard working men from ReelRoofing did a fine job installing the sheets of pre-painted corrugated...
TTCF grant money!

TTCF grant money!

The goal of repurposing the existing old barn into a Sustainable Wetland Education Centre is now much closer with $40,000 to be spend on a new roof, insulation and a new waste water treatment system. The removal of the asbesthos cladding from the barn was a big step...
Barn Building Bee

Barn Building Bee

In between the days John Sumich is running his practice as doctor, he comes to Matuku Link to build the barn… and do loads of other jobs. The past weeks he has been using the materials supplied at ‘mates rates’ by Placemakers in Cook Street (thank...
The Naked barn

The Naked barn

The fibrolite as cladding might have been a good idea 40-odd years ago, it definitely isn’t a good one now. Fibrolite contains asbestos fibers which could cause a specifically nasty kind of lung cancer. It usually takes a decade or more to develop, which led to...
Unitec Architecture designs

Unitec Architecture designs

Last year Unitec students Landscape Design worked on a Master Plan for Matuku Link, and did a great job. It resulted in the trust forming clear ideas of “what goes where” in the landscape, and some ingenious solutions we could have never come up with on...