Clothes Swap

November 16 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Free

Have fun swapping your pre-loved clothes for other quality clothes donated.

Donated clothes will be on display so bring your friends and make an evening of it.

Women’s, Men’s, Kids clothing and accessories accepted, please no undergarments. If you don’t have clothes to drop off you can still come along on the evening and help yourself to free clothes. 

VIP tickets are given to those who drop off their clothes prior to the event, this ticket will give you and a friend early entry to the event. 

Drop off can be arrangement in Lincoln. We also have several drop off locations and times listed below, we can be identified by our blue Lincoln Envirotown t-shirt with a fantail on it.

You can also get in touch through Facebook @LincolnEnvirotown, email lincolnenvirotowntrust@gmail.com or call 03 423 0445 to arrange.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

Lincoln LibraryTe Ara Ātea, 
Rolleston
Lincoln University,
Mrs O’s Cafe
Lincoln University,
Mrs O’s Cafe
Thursdays
7pm-7.45pm
Thursdays
7pm-7.45pm
Mondays
9am-10am
Wednesdays
9am-10am
19th October
26th October
2nd November
9th November
19th October
26th October
2nd November
9th November
16th October
30th October
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13th November
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25th October
1st November
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15th November

Contact Lincoln Envirotown Trust

+64 3 423 0445

Lincoln Event Centre

15 Meijer Drive
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
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Repair Cafe

October 28 @ 10:30 am 1:30 pm

Free

🛠️ Join Us at the FREE Repair Café! 🛠️

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 Café 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:

 🚲 Bicycle repairs by the expert from Fix ur Ride.

💻 Computers by TechMate: Bring your computer-related issues for diagnosis and solutions.

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

👚 Clothing: Our talented volunteer seamstresses will mend your favourite garments.

💍 Jewellery repairs to bring your favourite pieces back to life.

🛠️ 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 haven’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 Café event and giving your belongings a new lease of life.

🖥️ 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:

🔒 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.

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

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

📋 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. 🌟


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

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 Ātea

56 Tennyson Street
Rolleston, 7614 New Zealand
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Selwyn Schools’ Waste Art Exhibition

August 26 @ 10:00 am August 27 @ 4:00 pm

Free

An art exhibition that will challenge the way we look at waste.

About this event

All art pieces from this year’s Selwyn Schools’ Waste Art Competition will be showcased. The exhibits will be open for viewing from 10 am on Saturday, August 26th, and will continue to be free to view until after the awards ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, August 27th at 1 pm.

We are honoured to have Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall join us in celebrating all entries. Deputy Mayor Lyall will present the awards at 1 pm on Sunday, recognising the talents of our artistic students that have transformed waste into exceptional artworks.

This exciting and enjoyable competition, launched in 2021, has had an outstanding response with over thirty incredible artworks displayed last year of an exceptional standard. We’re excited and hope to see the same level of enthusiasm and excellence this year.

For our talented young artists, this competition isn’t just an opportunity to showcase their skills—it’s a chance to make a difference. Each piece tells a story of transformation, whilst also giving insight into the different views on household waste.

We extend an invitation to all to come and view some wonderful and interesting art over the weekend. You can be part of an event that not only redefines waste but also makes us think about our impact on the world around us.  

See you at the exhibition!

Mihi Dave, Chair. Lincoln Envirotown Trust

Contact Lincoln Envirotown Trust

+64 3 423 0445

Te Ara Ātea

56 Tennyson Street
Rolleston, 7614 New Zealand
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Waste Art Exhibition & Awards

August 13 @ 10:00 am August 14 @ 4:00 pm

Free

Art exhibition that will challenge the way we look at waste.

About this event
On display will be all the entries to this years Selwyn High Schools’ Waste Art Competition.

The exhibits will be on show from 10am on Saturday 13 August until 4pm Sunday 14 August. We are grateful to Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall; who will be presenting the awards at 1pm on Saturday.

This event was first held last year and exhibited a genuine concern for the issue of Waste along with high standards of work. It has been a difficult year for schools and students but a pleasing number of them have taken the time to complete projects that will showcase their alternative view of “rubbish” in Art form. “From Bags to Riches” was the imaginative title of piece of art which won 2021’s Waste Art Competition. A dress which led a field of 22 entries was made from used feed bags and bailing twine. We also had an R2D2 constructed from a used gas cylinder and offerings using all sorts of so-called waste materials destined for landfill.

Contact Lincoln Envirotown Trust

+64 3 423 0445

Te Ara Ātea

56 Tennyson Street
Rolleston, 7614 New Zealand
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