NZ Crane Hire is used to lifting rather larger objects than the Wendy house they delivered to Maungawhau Primary School in Mt Eden in August.
The company lent a hand to a fundraising project led by Harcourts Mt Eden that saw the Wendy house transformed into a work of art and then auctioned off to raise money for Te Puea Memorial Marae.
NZ Crane Hire managing director Deane Manley said the marae was doing such valuable work that when the company was approached to help transport the Wendy house, they jumped at the chance.
Miranda Wiseman, 11, was one of the young artists involved in painting the house.
“The bottom layer is all about native bush and the green landscape of New Zealand. We wanted to do something that both girls and boys would like,” she said.
The Wendy house was auctioned on 25 August, raising $3070 to help the marae care for homeless families.
In addition to the Wendy house, a number of local businesses donated goods and vouchers for a raffle, and lunch for two with MP David Seymour was auctioned, raising $200.
Photos of the finished Wendy House which was painted by students from Maungawhau Primary School.