Volunteers muck in to remove fences

Tom Shortt, Simon Fleming and Mitchell Patrick wrestle with a post.
Tom Shortt, Simon Fleming and Mitchell Patrick wrestle with a post.

Wood from red-zoned properties has been saved from the scrapheap by a group of volunteers.

Fences remaining after the demolition of damaged homes in Bexley's Seabreeze Cl were today dismantled for recycling as part of a project for the Volunteer Army Foundation's The Concert.

Volunteers who commit four hours of their time receive a ticket to a free concert at AMI Stadium on November 3.

Project co-ordinator Jason Pemberton said the wood was being donated to the Sustainable Habitat Challenge, which built the Gap Filler office and was working on an office for the Life in Vacant Spaces Trust.

Recycled wood from the red zone has already been used by Gap Filler and Greening the Rubble for community projects, including a football pitch on St Asaph St.

Visit www.theconcert.co.nz to volunteer.

See press.co.nz on Monday for more on the interesting ways Cantabrians are volunteering as part of The Concert project.

The Press