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ReDiscover Repair Cafe

Saturday 10 August, 2024 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm


Join Us at our Repair Café!

Do you have a toaster that’s lost its spark?  Is your bicycle gathering dust in the garage? Don’t toss them out just yet! 

We’re excited to announce a Repair Café event, where we’re giving new life to your ageing or broken items.

We aim to have skilled volunteers on hand to help repair a variety of items, from bikes to electronics, clothing to household appliances, and more. Here’s what we’ve got so far:

  • Electrical & Electronics including, Household Appliances: The appliance specialists from Ecotech Services and Molten Media will be able to assist.
  • Bicycle repairs by the expert from Fix ur Ride.
  • Clothing: Our talented volunteer seamstresses will mend your favourite garments.
  • General Repairs: If it’s broken, we’ll do our best to fix it!
  • Knife Sharpening

Please Register: To help us help you, please register for this free event. Provide a brief description of the issue and the item(s) you need repairing. This way, our volunteer repairers can come prepared with the right tools and parts.  We would appreciate it if items are brought in no later than 1 PM to give our repairers time to take a look.  If you haven’t registered you can still come along on the day.

At our last repair cafe, we achieved 100 successful repairs, including household appliances, clothing, toys, and bicycles coming out of garages and finding their way back to usefulness.  Let’s work together to reduce waste, promote sustainability, and revive your items! We look forward to seeing you at the Repair Café event and giving your belongings a new lease of life.

The next Repair Cafe will be on Saturday 5th October at Te Ara Atea.

Our Volunteers

Ecotech Services

Ecotech Services is a technology repair, recycling, and sales company based in Christchurch.  Alan Liefting, the Managing Director, has over 30 years experience in repairing a wide range of electrical and electronics items. Alan is an experienced technician and registered electrical worker.

Ecotech Services

Molten Media

Molten Media Trust is a registered charity which promotes ethical recycling of electronic equipment and computers with an ultimate goal of zero waste to landfill. They refurbish and sell systems and parts or dismantle and dispose of the component parts diverting 80-90% from landfill.

Molten Media Trust

Fix ur ride

Providing, service, maintenance and assembly to all kind of bikes: mtb, road, big or small, new or old
Esteban is a qualified mechanic with years of experience in bike repairs.

Fix ur Ride

Sewing & General Repairs

We also have several volunteers bringing along sewing machines for your fabric repairs.  General repairers will also be on hand.

This project is not offering professional services. Whilst they have some experience, volunteers are aiming to attempt repairs as they deem them to be possible or to offer advice on the undertaking of professional repairs. The organisers cannot be held liable for any loss, damage or accident arising from the repair process or to the use of the item subsequently.

Contact Lincoln Envirotown Trust

+64 3 423 0445


Pines Resource Recovery Park
183 Burnham School Road, Burnham, 7677 New Zealand
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Our Sponsors
A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors, Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS, Lottery Community, Lincoln University, Creative Communities Scheme, Lincoln Community Trust, Lincoln Community Committee.