Our "Big Thanks" page


Richard Seager Builders

posted 5 Aug 2018, 16:23 by Ian Robinson   [ updated 5 Aug 2018, 16:27 ]

A big thanks to Richard and his team for installing the plywood and gib board linings for the two bathrooms in Svendsen Lodge. Richard not only generously provided his carpenters for free, he also supplied the materials

Big thanks to Pukekohe Builders Ltd

posted 25 Mar 2016, 18:50 by Ian Robinson

Michael Lieshout, who owns Pukekohe Builders was a Scout in the Kotuku Troop back in the 1980s.

Michael supplied us with two of his carpenters who constructed the framing for our kitchen and bathrooms. He later provided us with another carpenter who install the double door at the rear of building and constructed the steps.

This work was a big help to us as all we had to do was to line the kitchen area.

Big Big thanks to HEB Construction Ltd

posted 12 Nov 2014, 12:27 by Ian Robinson   [ updated 12 Nov 2014, 12:36 ]

Huge big thanks to Bruce Pulman, owner of HEB Construction Ltd for his generosity. Bruce supplied the timber, materials and a carpenter to provide us with a veranda on our new building (now named Svendsen Lodge). We needed to have the veranda built before the end of March 2014 as we had been offered free roofing iron by NZ Steel. This is a trial product and also was installed on the Scout & Guide Hall in Pukekohe.
There was a large amount of work involved in building the veranda and HEB's carpenter Jon, did a great job.

If Bruce hadn't given us his help, we wouldn't have been able to take up the offer of the trial roofing.

Many Many thanks Bruce, we really appreciate your generosity

Big Thanks to Peter J. Valley Ltd

posted 12 Nov 2014, 12:15 by Ian Robinson   [ updated 12 Nov 2014, 12:17 ]

Big thanks to Peter J. Valley Ltd - Drainlayers for the work done on installing new drains for our new building. Two of the foundation piles of our new building cut right through the sewer pipe so new pipes had to be laid clear of the foundations and Peter did this work for us free of charge.

Thank you Peter

Great work by Ngai Tahu people

posted 16 Oct 2012, 02:14 by Ian Robinson   [ updated 17 Oct 2012, 00:34 ]

A huge thanks to the people of Ngai Tahu Auckland, who stayed here over the weekend of 28th, 29th and 30th September to carry out  a range of tasks that they had volunteered to do for Schlaepfer Park. They arrived all set for a weekend of hard work armed with a water blaster, scaffolding, cleaning gear, painting gear, chainsaw, and various other tools.  By the end of the weekend, the buildings had all been power washed and water blasted, windows re-puttied, scraped, sanded and painted then cleaned. The Browne Hut was the main target and has been tidied up and the 1st coat of the new colour has been applied. Trees have been trimmed back around the buildings and an old concrete tank stand has been demolished. What was left of our pile of gravel was spread on the drive and parking area. The memorial to the Schlaepfer Family was cleaned up and now looks like new.

Many Thanks to Members of Pukekohe Pakeke Lions Club

posted 10 Dec 2011, 20:02 by Ian Robinson   [ updated 2 Oct 2012, 01:07 ]

A very big thank you to members of the Pukekohe Pakeke Lions Club for all their help with the revamp of the Chapel - we wouldn't have had a chance of getting the Chapel ready for the wedding that we had booked for 10 December 2011.

Pukekohe Cubs plant trees

posted 10 Nov 2010, 15:41 by Ian Robinson

On Cub night last week, the Cubs and the Leaders cut back the long grass on the bank above Totara Flat and planted a whole lot of trees. Many thanks to the Cubs and Leaders

Bar-be-cue Table kindly donated by Matamua Guides

posted 10 Nov 2010, 15:35 by Ian Robinson

A  big thank you to the Matamua Guides of Papakura, for their wonderful donation of a BBQ table.

Our Working Bee Sunday 7th November 2010

posted 10 Nov 2010, 15:24 by Ian Robinson

A great big thank you to all the great folks who turned out for our working bee. Every one worked very hard and the results can be clearly seen. The ladies did a great job of cleaning the buildings, a large group of the guys and boys worked tirelessly loading up the truck, cleaning up and storing away any usable stuff. Another group of guys worked hard in the chapel, setting out the seating and have dug the holes ready to concrete the seats into position.

A very big thanks to Gary Arnet

posted 10 Nov 2010, 15:11 by Ian Robinson

Gary brought his big truck out to Schlaepfer Park on Sunday 7th November when we had our working bee.  His truck was loaded up with old wood, pallets and rubbish, which he carted away and got rid of.  In all, he took away 4 truckloads so now the place looks much better.

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