Welcome to the Wānaka Community Workshop

Make + Share + Repair – 15 Gordon Road, Wānaka, NZ

From an empty workshop and three members we have grown into a thriving Making, Sewing, Repairing & Woodworking Community

What We Do

The WCW was developed in 2020 as an inclusive community resource where people can access the tools, materials, learning and physical space necessary for building and repair projects, without having to purchase or rent their own.

Members are learning and sharing a  range of skills, using the facilities for their own projects, host ing and attend Workshops or simply drop in for a cup of tea and some companionship

Through Wo(Men)Shed and Fabricate members are also volunteering their time or skills, to create things for the Upper Clutha Community.

Christmas morning tea. 2021

A big thanks to our financial supporters


I retired and moved to Wanaka, and didn’t feel like I fitted in. I suffered from severe depression and anxiety. I was so excited when I saw there were moves to open a Community Workshop and Men’s Shed.

I didn’t want to get up in the morning. And since the Workshop has been in operation there is definitely a purpose to life. Meeting different age groups from different backgrounds, and being able to discuss anything and everything has been so beneficial to my mental well-being.Alan

Make + Share + Repair

Make connections and build stuff; 

Share knowledge, tools and materials; 

Repair and recover resources.