Woolston Community Library

Hosted by Group avatar Ōtautahi Repair Revolution

Party impact





41 kg

waste prevented

267 kg

CO2 emission prevented


devices fixed


devices repairable


devices dead

equivalent to...

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


The Repair Roadshow is popping up this month at the Woolston Community Library, joining forces with Roimata Food Commons to bring your community a fun afternoon of repair and fresh kai.

The Ōtautahi Repair Revolution began as a reaction to the throwaway culture we have become accustomed to. We pride ourselves on the level of connection and intimacy at our events, which stimulate conversation about repair and build resilience in our communities.

We have a diverse range of volunteers with different levels of experience, including but not limited to:


Electrical technicians with experience in 220v appliances and 12v electronics including computers, phones, and other gadgets; sewers using sewing machines and hand mending; knife and tool sharpening; plastic welding, gluing, bonding and screwing.


We receive offers from new volunteers following each event but they may not be regular attendees, if you have something that is not on this list reach out or scan our Facebook page to see what other services have been offered.

We have access to some basic materials but If your broken thing needs specific parts to fix it, please bring them along.


Get directions on Google Maps

689 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand

About the group

Group avatar

Ōtautahi Repair Revolution

The quiet revolution taking over Ōtautahi (Christchurch).

The Repair Revolution is driving a movement away from throwaway culture and promoting product stewardship through the art and practice of repair.

On the Third Tuesday of every month, 5 pm-7:30 pm we hold an event at the Riverlution Ecohub which is conveniently nestled into the Richmond Community Gardens at the foot of the red zone.

We are also organising pop up repair events at different community hubs around the city

Group Stats




hours volunteered

parties thrown

795 kg

waste prevented

5282 kg

CO2 emission prevented