Hastings District Libraries

Hawke's Bay, Aotearoa New Zealand

Hosted by Group avatarHastings Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Haere Mai.

Come and see us at the Hastings’s Repair Cafe!

Bring along your small broken household items to be repaired by our team of dedicated Repair Volunteers!

Our team will be able to fix clothing and soft furnishings, small appliances and electronics, furniture, knives, jewellery, bicycles and scooters, selected IT/computers(best to contact us first), toys, and other small household items. (Subject to volunteers available on the day).

Learn some repair skills, enjoy a cup of tea or a cup of coffee with a slice of cake or a cookie.

Free entry! Koha for refreshments and baking and for any successful repair.

Small items you can carry on your own only please, and if your item is unable to be repaired, please take it away with you.

Supported by Hastings District Council and their Waste Minimisation Fund.


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204 Warren Street South, Hastings 4122, New Zealand

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Hastings Repair Cafe

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Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts


  • 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.


  • 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.