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Funding approved for Infrastructure Rebuild, Stage Two

E te iwi, tēnā koutou katoa.

Great news! 

As alluded to in her last post, the Chair of the Waipapa Marae Trust is pleased to announce the trust has once again been successful with its funding application to DIA, the Department of Internal Affairs and awarded $989,064.00 funding to complete Stage Two, the final stage of the Infrastructure Rebuild at Ngā Tai Whakarongorua due to start at the beginning of next month.  

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Tāhuhu panel, a potential hazard delays the completion of the rebuild

by Waipapa Marae Trust

Our builders have discovered the framing of the existing Tāhuhu ridge pole in Taku Hiahia was a potential hazard in particular the ridge/spine decorative MDF panels fixed to the underside of the apex at the ceiling of the wharenui (pic above).  The existing sub-standard timber framing was a safety hazard with small framing members and small nails used to fix it to the main structural roof elements. Consequently, the timber framing had to be removed.

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