Going to a good home
Enter a keen repurposer from the Kawhia Moana Aotea Whenua Charitable Trust and the AGP team found themselves a solution. Based in Kawhia, south of Raglan, the trust uses outdoor adventure, culture and other activities to nurture skills, self-esteem and self-confidence in at-risk Waikato rangatahi. After the ‘pallet problem’ was highlighted on Facebook, the trust hauled away the lion’s share of the pallets leaving behind a very grateful team from AGP and Fosters construction who could carry on with their work.
Donating windows and doors
AGP were happy to see the waste timber getting a valuable second life, but it was soon identified that cabins without windows and doors make for a less than desirable experience during winter months in particular, so APL and AGP donated sliding doors and windows that were custom-made to fit the new cabins. Bevan says some of the boys in the Trust’s care were fully involved in the building process. “They’ve learned some basic carpentry skills along the way. A lot more good will come out of this over the years as the boys are able to stay in these cabins. It’s a win-win.”