Work on the Kaipara Butchery has been going all Summer and the exterior is all but finished. The awning has been replaced along with new fascia and tie-rods, which hold the awning up. It was revealed that the roof and framing were too rotten to withstand the force so many timbers and the roof itself have had to be replaced. The work means that the appearance of the Butchery is protected for the future so future generations of residents and visitors can appreciate the charm of the oldest remaining link to the village shops of the past.

We are very grateful to the following people who have given their time and effort to help with this project and the Companies who have donated materials..


Sioux & Peter Anich

George Wech

Brett Innes

Ros Guy

John Stevens

Wayne Wright

John Gauntlett



Carol & Paul Green

Odette Wech

Katie Boyle

Adrian Hayward

Jules & Warren Palmer

Gail McDowell – for allowing us to make these repairs on the community’s behalf

And the folk of Kaipara Flats who supported it.

Coresteel for Roofing – Andrew & Julie Boyd

Absolute Scaffolding for Scaffolding – Steve Murphy

Timberworld – for timber & materials

Guthrie Bowron – for Paint

Treescapes – for Tree removal

Elite Window Solutions – for Glass

Signs by Two Brothers – for signage

Tasty Bytes – for website updates

Please support these local companies when you can.


Kaipara Flats Sports Club and the Kaipara Flats Village Fayre committee for their support

+ to all the other people in the community who gave hours of help, encouragement, support… and sausages.

We have started the long process of an application to Auckland Council for a heritage listing – to ensure the building is protected in perpetuity .

Now, about the inside…