Laurieton Men’s Shed recently hosted an Australian Mens Shed Association (AMSA) sponsored “cluster” meeting with representatives of Sheds from Taree, Harrington, Old Bar, Halliday’s Point and Wauchope.

About 30 Shed members attended the day. Two highlights of the day were of course the sumptuous Pizza Lunch put on by our very own Rob Scott and his hard working team supporting him using our wood fired pizza oven.

Plenty of comments from the visitors about how spoiled the Laurieton Men’s Shed is to have Shed made pizzas. And the other highlight was the viewing of Laurieton Men’s Shed Vintage tool museum. The visitors were impressed at the quality, quantity and detail that our members Brian Wood and Noel Tighe have put into the display and the accompanying research over the years.

These comments lead to Noel being interviewed for the current episode of the AMSA Shed Wireless podcast hosted by John Paul Young. Marty Leist from AMSA recorded the session with Noel explaining how the museum started, the interesting tools he has worked with and some of the history he has discovered in his research.

Head to  to hear Marty and Noel. See photo on right. The Museum holds over 500 vintage tools with some of them dating back to the 1800’s. The tools have been donated by local residents over the years, restored and catalogued by Brian and Noel with the aim of creating the museum.

The tools are also for sale to vintage tool buffs. If you are interested in viewing the museum and/or purchasing the vintage tools our opening hours are published on our website

 We have just constructed and delivered another animal enclosure to FAWNA

The Committee and members wish to thank the following business for their DONATIONS to THE CHRISTMAS RAFFLE


Harvey Norman Furniture   Harvey Norman Technology   BCF   Anaconda

Super Cheap Auto (Lake Road)  Super Cheap Auto (Hastings River Drive)

Bonny Hills Garden Centre   Three Brothers Landscape Supplies

Elixer of Beauty Lakewood   Royal Hotel Kew   Billabong Zoo

Laurieton Ware House   BWS Lakewood   Dan Murphy’s   Delizioso

Nells Flipz n Chips Bold Street   Arkoola Hair Salon Bold Street

Angkor Hut Cafe Bold Street   Bold Espresso Bold Street   Scotts Plaza Bakehouse

Burson Auto Parts, Lake Rd   Riverview Cafe   North Haven Pharmacy

Beach Town Surf Shop North Haven   Sandbar Cafe   North Haven Bakery

Ice Box Liquor Bold St   Laurieton Motors Mechanical   TLE Hair and Beauty

T Bones Premium Meats   Phil Dykes Automotive   Bunnings   The Good Guys

Streamline Hair Design Lakewood   LUSC Dining Voucher   Kew Golf Club voucher

Kew Corner Store   Laurieton Seafoods   Armstrong Oysters   Steve Collins Automotive

Office Works   Beach Break Cafe   Moo and Bean Cafe   Movie Tickets Port Macquarie

Settlers Inn Port Macquarie.  Put Put Golf Port Macquarie. Ten Pin Bowling Port Macquarie.

K Mart  Big W  Dan Murphy’s  Woolworths Lakewood   Wiggly Tail Butchers

The Happy Butcher   Jax Tyres Port Macquarie.  Bridgestone Service Centre 

Blue Buffalo Café

Camden Haven Auto Electrical   Camden Haven Tyre and Brake Centre 

Mitre 10    Bago Maze and Winery   Taste Bakehouse   Hairdresser Seymour St

North Haven Bowling Club

Laurieton Men's Shed Merry Christmas

As the Festive Season comes to a close, we couldn't let it pass by without sharing this video created by Laurieton Men's Shed- we were originally going to include this as part of our pre-Christmas video but decided it deserved to be shared on its own and we think you'll agree!
Thank you to all the gentlemen at the Men's Shed who participated and wishing you all a Safe and Happy New Year.

Click the link to see the BOYS sing.

A huge thank you to the team at Laurieton Men's Shed for donating their time and expertise to build and deliver these for us

FAWNA NSW links with Laurieton Men's Shed for vital infrastructure project

Vital infrastructure: FAWNA committee member Yvette Attleir and Men's Shed Laurieton project team manager Brian Woods with one of the large enclosures.

Volunteer wildlife organisation FAWNA NSW has welcomed a boost to vital infrastructure to ensure they can maintain quality care for injured and orphaned fauna.

The organisation recently received a $20,000 grant through the Australian Ethical Foundation, to go towards its Better Facilities for Wildlife in Care project.

FAWNA's Better Facilities for Wildlife in Care project will help improve outcomes of wildlife in FAWNA's care from initial rescue through to pre-release and beyond.

FAWNA NSW committee member Yvette Attleir said the organisation linked up with the Men's Shed Laurieton to help construct 15 large enclosures to house large animals who come into care.


The large enclosures will be distributed to a number of locations along the coast, as north as Kempsey and as far south as Bulahdelah.

Yvette said the bushfire crisis resulted in rescues of animals which were impacted and the enclosures will contribute to ensuring they acquire appropriate care.

The large enclosures mean the animals can exercise during recovery, which Yvette said is a vital part of the care process.

The organisation will also purchase quality flexible electronic heat mats for wildlife rescue, which includes a car adapter, control unit and battery operated thermostat probe.

This allows volunteers to create an ambient temperature for wildlife which are transported in cars, to reduce stress during initial care.

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