Four team members headed 'overseas' on a mission of importance.  Here is their story.
DAY ONE started with the team of 4, Miles, Gary, Peter & Aubrey, catching the 9.15am Rangitoto ferry, accompanied by regular volunteer for Motutapu Restoration Trust, Neil.
They arrived at the old schoolhouse to the sight of two pails of house paint at the front gate, one erected scaffold, loaned from MOEC and a petrol water blaster. They hit the ground running with Peter water blasting the house, Aubrey replacing damaged weather boards and Miles and Gary starting the paint preparation.
Left are photos original paint state.
By the end of Day One, through hard work they succeeded in preparing all the paintwork and also managed to get half the windows undercoated. 
Saturday, Day Two, saw their numbers almost double with the arrival of Simon and Mark, who had come across on their boat for a day supplemented late morning when Eddie arrived for the weekend shift.
Outstanding progress was achieved with these extra hands, and the house literally changed colour during the day from a dirty yellow with blue trim windows to a fresh light grey with white gloss windows. The exuberance of the team (read noise) and activity did not deter a visit from the local Takahe and a passing planting team stopped to admire the work, commenting with astonishment at the transformation.
Sunday, Day Three, was another fine day with the team on track to complete their task. This saw the completion of the windows and weatherboards, followed by a clean off of the lichen off the gutters and a fresh paint.
Finally, after a democratic colour vote, they painted both doors red/brown (as per old nursery) and also the back steps. These colours set these all off very well against the white/grey colours.
After excellent planning, hard work and great waether the team finished at 2 pm, one hour ahead of schedule to allow them all to freshen up before catching the 5pm ferry back to Auckland
So ended yet another successful Rotary Club of St Johns community project.
(Team photo: from left is Miles Cain, team leader, Eddie Mann, Peter Walsh, Gary Key, Aubrey Richardson Jones)