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WAIKATO TIMES: OceanaGold helps Paeroa woodturners to keep turning out exquisite products (05/10/201

Wednesday, May 10, 2017   (0 Comments)
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The Hauraki Woodturners Club is ecstatic about a grant from OceanaGold towards new equipment.

Club secretary Jan Kwak said she saw a list of grants made by OceanaGold to community groups and thought she would apply.

"I rang the company's office in Waihi and was met with a friendly response from Jeannine Wiki who helped me fill out an application.  It was really a letter which stated what we do and who in the community benefits from our group," she said.

The club had recently purchased a new lathe and the club wanted a set of new tools to go specifically with that machine.

The club was successful and thrilled when OceanaGold's community advisor Kit Wilson accepted an invitation  to their shed on Tower St to see what they had spent the money on.

Wilson ended up creating his very own spinning top on the lathe using the tools OceanaGold had donated.

He said his father used to spend hours turning wood but he himself never took up the craft.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience today," he said.

Kwak said the club had around 20 members.

"We would like to see more people coming along, it is a great craft to learn, and we are all willing to share our knowledge," she said.

Now they have a permanent home the Hauraki Woodturners would like to expand to become a woodcraft club with all manner of woodworkers welcome.  

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