Kiwi Kawhena Karapu Whakawhirinaki Kaitiaki
The club all started at a general meeting of Rotorua University of the Third Age (U3A). New groups were needed to encourage fellowship and learning for the members. It was muted by one person that she wanted to build her own coffin. When members had time to ponder the idea, there was a small group that were interested. These members met, and a carport and garage were made available by the instigator Katie Williams and this was the face of this clubs formation. Some could build, some could paint and a retired paper hanger came to the party. The year was 2010. In the first year they built 38 coffins, the next year was 57 coffins. The Carport was the home until they outgrew their street, after only two years.