Boulcott St Repair Cafe

Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

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Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

If you buy second-hand clothes that need a little repair, or your favourite jeans have ripped (in an unfashionable place) or a seam on your top has come undone, bring your item along for our volunteers to repair.

If you have a question about a repair email us at [email protected].

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46 Boulcott Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

About the group

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Boulcott St Repair Cafe

Boulcott St Repair Café, affiliated to Wellington Central Baptist Church, is part of the worldwide Repair Café movement to cut down on waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our local volunteer repairers will assess and repair fabric items and sharpen knives. While your item is being repaired, tea and coffee and cold drink are provided. Children with parents are welcome. We have some basic materials on site but if your item for repair needs specific parts (e.g. zip, button) please bring that along. A small donation is appreciated to cover our costs. We generally run our Repair Cafe on the last Saturday of the month from 1pm to 3pm.

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Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts

DO

  • Check if your device is still within warranty, you may be eligible for a free repair, replacement or a refund. (Which? helps in the UK).
  • Take responsibility for your device and your data. Our volunteers are here to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Get involved!
  • Backup your data. We can’t be responsible for your cat pics, so please back up your device before you come. (Of course you already do this once a month, right?)
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads.
  • Get in touch with organisers if you have any questions about whether a fix is possible.

DON’T

  • Assume repairs will be successful. We help fix over half of devices at our events. Even if your repair is unsuccessful, you will learn about your device and why it failed.
  • Expect us to have spare parts. But we can help you source them. Often people visit twice: first we’ll help diagnose the fault, then you source the spare part, and on your return we’ll help you do a replacement.
  • Attempt a mobile screen repair just to save money. DIY mobile screen repair is a learning opportunity first and foremost. Please see our advice page first.
  • Bring a microwave.