Early in 2019 Mangawhai Artists Inc fundraised to build an extension to the Mangawhai Artists Gallery, behind our existing gallery at 45 Moir St, which will be known as Mangawhai Artists Workspace. We thank all those in our community who supported our fundraising efforts.
The building project has now commenced. Follow progress of the Workspace building on this page.
We gratefully acknowledge and thank Placemakers Mangawhai, our building partner.
Our container is delivered to the site
Blessing the building site and Karakia
A digger excavates, and then the formwork for the concrete footings is put in place.
Update Thursday 31 October 2019: Thanks to lots of work and management by Grant Mitchell and Kim Hamilton plus fantastic generosity and support by local tradespeople, the construction is moving at a cracking pace. Yesterday KDC approved progress and the concrete slab floor will be poured this morning around 10.30am.
Preparing for the concrete
Today at the building site for Mangawhai Artists Workspace, the foundation blockwork and slab pouring took place. The slab is now completed. We would like to thank All Sorts Construction, CoastalConcrete Ltd, Wharehine Concrete and Steve Waldron of Stone on Waldron for their efforts and support in the construction of the foundations and floor slab.
Pouring the concrete slab
The walls are going up. Stone by Waldron with Steve, Tracey, Sophie and Roger.