Manurewa Repair Cafe

Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

Hosted by Group avatarThe Beautification Trust

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Bring your broken things back to life! Our team of volunteers will help you repair your things for a koha. Bring along your broken household goods and sit with a volunteer and see how they can help you repair and save it from landfill. 

No RSVP needed, just come along on the day!

What you can bring (one item per person, unless time permits more on the day): 

  • Electronics and small appliances
  • Clothing and textiles
  • Woodwork and metal items (such as wooden toys and small furniture items)
  • Bicycles
  • Jewellery
  • Garden tools
  • And much more!

Come along for free advice! Sit down and learn about the art of repairing while enjoying a cuppa.


Get directions on Google Maps

38 Holmes Road, Manurewa, Auckland 2102, New Zealand

About the group

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The Beautification Trust

Bring your broken belongings back to life

Join us at our Manurewa hub for our regular Repair Cafés, where we inspire our local community to repair, revive, and restore their cherished belongings. At these free pop-up events, you can bring in your broken belongings and our skilled volunteers will do their best to repair them. 

We are part of the Beautification Trust, a social enterprise on a mission to connect and empower communities to learn, love and look after our environment.

Since 2001, we've been leading beautification projects, community events and environmental education all over South and East Auckland.

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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.