16 September 2015
KAWERAU’S Neighbourhoods of Healthy Homes programme is offering two classes this month to teach residents basic home repairs and pie making.
The pastry and pie workshop on September 17 is included in the scheme’s affordable cooking classes and runs from 10am to 2pm at St Margaret’s Church on Newall Street.
Healthy homes co-ordinator Mary Hermanson said the pastry and pie class grew from suggestions offered during previous classes, which covered pizza making and stews.
Participants should bring a cash donation and register with Hannah Edwardson at Kawerau District Council in advance.
Residents interested in a plastering workshop on September 23 should also register in advance. Ms Hermanson said Healthy Homes staff had received requests for the class and noticed holes in walls when they were checking properties during maintenance inspections.
She said the class would involve a basic demonstration and a chance for participants to practise making repairs.
The class, at the Menz Shed, behind the Kawerau Enterprise Agency building on Onslow Street, would begin at 10am and run till 2pm.
She said the event was free and each participant would receive a plaster-repair kit to complete their own work at home.
Source: Whakatane Beacon