Don't be alarmed if you see swarms of builders at the hall in April. The team from Paul Sayers Construction will hopefully be commencing the replacement of the corrugated iron cladding on the east and south walls with timber cladding to match the rest of the hall, as well as putting in a new window in the men's toilet and aligning this with the other windows on that side of the hall.
As you can see from the photo the existing cladding is in very poor shape, which has contributed to moisture and weather-tightness issues.
This is an expensive project and the Hall Committee would like to acknowledge the grants it has received from Trust Waikato, the Mercury Bay Community Board and the Lottery Community Facilities Fund, without which the project would not have been able to go ahead.
We would also like to acknowledge several generous donations received from Kuaotunu ratepayers. These have been immensely helpful, especially as building costs have risen substantially in the last year.