Volunteers' work taking shape

Tirohanga Camp manager Matt Stevenson (fourth from left), builder Darren Edwards (fifth from left...
Tirohanga Camp manager Matt Stevenson (fourth from left), builder Darren Edwards (fifth from left) and members of the Mobile Mission Maintenance South Island team have been working on building the camp's new building this month. Photo by Jonathan...

The new building at the Tirohanga Camp is starting to take shape as volunteer builders work on the structure.

The South Island team of MMM (Mobile Mission Maintenance) have been working at the Taieri campsite since January 5.

They are staying onsite and will be working on the building until early February.

Tirohanga Camp manager Jess Stevenson said she was very thankful to MMM, which was doing the work free of charge.

''They do a great job,'' she said.

MMM is a voluntary interdenominational Christian organisation originally established in Australia to help Christian organisations with building and maintenance work.

Volunteers form mobile teams that travel around New Zealand.

The camp's old ablution block was knocked down late last year.

It is being replaced with a building that will include a meeting room, laundry, drying room and paraplegic toilet and shower.

The work will cost $110,000 plus GST. The project is being surpervised by a professional builder.

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