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Repair Cafe

October 28 @ 10:30 am 1:30 pm


๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Join Us at the FREE Repair Cafรฉ! ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

Is your bicycle gathering dust in the garage? Do you have a toaster that’s lost its spark? Don’t toss them out just yet! We’re excited to announce our Repair Cafรฉ event at Te Ara Atea, where we’re giving new life to your ageing or broken items.Our skilled volunteers will be on hand to help repair a variety of items, from bikes to electronics, clothing to household appliances, and more.

Here’s what we’re planning:

 ๐Ÿšฒ Bicycle repairs by the expert from Fix ur Ride.

๐Ÿ’ป Computers by TechMate: Bring your computer-related issues for diagnosis and solutions.

๐Ÿ”Œ Electrical & Electronics including, Household Appliances: The appliance specialists from Ecotech Services and Molten Media will be able to assist.

๐Ÿ‘š Clothing: Our talented volunteer seamstresses will mend your favourite garments.

๐Ÿ’ Jewellery repairs to bring your favourite pieces back to life.

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ General Repairs: If it’s broken, we’ll do our best to fix it!

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 havenโ€™t registered you can still come along on the day.

Last time, 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 Cafรฉ event and giving your belongings a new lease of life.

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. Lincoln Envirotown Trust cannot be held liable for any loss, damage or accident arising from the repair process or to the use of the item subsequently.

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ TechMate: Repair & Rehome

TechMate will not only be providing repairs for your computers, but we’re excited to introduce a special initiative – Donation & Rehoming.

TechMate will also be collecting pre-loved laptops for repair and delivery to deserving causes. If you have an unused laptop or know someone who does, consider contributing to this wonderful cause. Let’s give these devices a second life where they can make a difference!

Important Details:

๐Ÿ”’ Data Privacy. Rest assured, all donated devices will be wiped clean of any data. Please remember to back up any information you want to keep before handing it over.

โŒ› Device Age. We’re primarily seeking laptops that are no older than seven years old.

๐Ÿ’ป Laptop Donations: Currently, we are only accepting laptops. If you have one that’s looking for a new home, bring it to us.

๐Ÿ“‹ Leave Your Details: If you choose to donate, leave your contact information with TechMate. They’ll keep you in the loop about what happens with your device, so you can follow its journey to a new purpose.

Join us in making a positive impact through technology. ๐ŸŒŸ

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.

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.

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.
We refurbish and sell systems and parts or dismantle and dispose of the component parts diverting 80-90% from landfill.


TechMate is dedicated to closing the digital divide by helping those who have found themselves left behind by technology. We help people keep their devices running by offering basic device repairs for free and donate second-hand laptops to those who need them. Ensuring that devices stay out of landfill and can be useful for years to come. We also do free one-on-one learning sessions for those looking to learn more about using phones, laptops or anything technology-related. In addition to doing our best to help.

Workspace Studios

They have been providing classes and support for jewellers and makers across Aotearoa for 19 years. Their workshops strive to be environmentally friendly, keeping processes as sustainable as possible and constantly looking for ways to improve. Dedicated to using recycled metals, ethical gems, and working with minimal plastic use. 

Sewing & General Repairs

We also have several volunteers bringing along sewing machines for your fabric repairs.

General repairers will also be on hand with volunteers from the Men’s Shed.

Contact Lincoln Envirotown Trust

+64 3 423 0445

Te Ara ฤ€tea

56 Tennyson Street
Rolleston, 7614 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.