Successful visit to Kaka Point and the crib

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HTCT Group Crib

Trustees Butch Riechelmann, Noel Waite, Suze Keith, Matt Shirtcliffe and Rob Tuwhare, together with builder Stan Scott (at far right) and manager Chris McBride spent the day cleaning up around Hone Tuwhare’s crib and doing some minor repairs ahead of a visit by architect Graeme Burgess and his team who will prepare a conservation plan for the crib as part of the process to restore the crib and to build a new residency at the Kaka Point property.

The HTCT team tidied the grounds, cleaned the crib, temporarily repaired the leaking roof on Hone’s writing shed and cleaned out water damaged items from the shed.

A meeting to inform local Kaka Point residents and other interested people about progress to date and intentions for the future was held at the Point Cafe & Bar. The Trusts thanks those who attended and extends it’s thanks to the Point Cafe & Bar for their generosity in providing the space. The HTCT group was well looked after in Kaka Point and look forward to many more visits as the project develops. The Trust highly recommends the Blue Cod dishes and the sea Food Chowder!

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Kate Smith-Bingham talks with Matt Shirtcliffe, Suze Keith and Noel Waite at the Crib. HTCT thanks Kate for keeping an eye on the crib as we move the project forward.

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Repairs being made to the shed roof by Butch, Rob and Stan.
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The meeting at The Point Cafe & Bar, Kaka Point.

Kaka Point visit

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Trustees  Noel Waite, Suze Keith, Matt Shircliffe, Butch Riechelmann and Rob Tuwhare will visit Kaka Point from 14-16 March. They will be joined by Trust manager Chris McBride. The visit will allow time to check on the grounds and the crib and check for any small issues that may need attending to. Mitre 10s Stan Scott will also be with the team and will advise (along with Rob) on any minor fixes required to the crib prior to the eventual restoration programme. The Trustees will also have a public meeting on Sunday morning – details below. The following week, conservation architect Graeme Burgess will be down to make an assessment of the crib in preparation for developing a conservation plan. This plan will assist the trust in establishing further funding for the full restoration and residency project.

Public Meeting at Kaka Point Community Hall

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do you remember
that wild stretch of land
with the lone tree guarding the point
from the sharp-tongued sea?

A warm invitation to meet the trustees and manager of The Hone Tuwhare Charitable Trust at a public meeting on Sunday 16th March 10am, Kaka Point Community Hall. Another step in our ongoing project to create a writers residence at Hone’s crib.

Artwork on auction in support of the Trust

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The Trust would like to extend it’s warmest thank you to John Pule, Tracey Tawhiao, Ans Westra, Stanley Palmer, and Wayne Youle for their generosity donating some of their proceeds of their artwork and to Art + Object for including these pieces in their New Collectors Art action – The auction will be held 5th of March 2013 6 pm at Art + Object 3 Abby St, Newton.

Below are the 5 pieces which will be supporting the Trust.

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