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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...
Rebuilding the barn

Rebuilding the barn

This time last year, The Trusts donated $5 for each vote for our project…which in our case added up to a whopping $85.125! It was an amazing start to our campaign to raise funds for our Sustainable Wetland Education Center. And one year on, we thought we should...