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Repair Cafe Rolleston

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Join Us at the 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, 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:

  • Bicycle repairs by the expert from Fix ur Ride.
  • 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.
  • 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 year 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.

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
Technology Sales and Service

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
Ethical E-Waste Recyclers

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.

Our Sponsors

Ngā mihi maioha 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, Rolleston Square.

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