Reyburn House Studio

Northland Region, Aotearoa New Zealand

Hosted by Group avatarWhangārei Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Volunteers donate their time to help repair:

  • Sewing or hand sewn mending/ darning
  • Woollen repairs (darning, crochet etc)
  • Heavy duty sewing repairs – ie canvas, leather, denim
  • Wood repairs – chairs, small tables, jewellery boxes etc
  • Small electrical appliances (remember to clean crumbs out of toasters, water out of jugs, empty vacuum cleaners – you get the idea).
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Bicycle repairs
  • Knife sharpening and tool sharpening – not more than 5 items per family.

If you know the specific part needed to repair your item, we ask that you bring it along.

There will also be wonderful flat whites and baking to help fund the venue hire.

Interested in volunteering? sign up here


Get directions on Google Maps

31 Reyburn House Lane, Whangārei 0110, New Zealand

About the group

Group avatar

Whangārei Repair Cafe

The Repair Cafe Whangārei is a project of For Our Real Clean Environment (Force).

We plan to run a repair event on the third Saturday of the month from 1:30pm - 4pm in the Reyburn House Studio, 17 Reyburn House Lane, Town Basin, Whangārei.

Group Stats




hours volunteered


parties thrown


waste prevented


CO2 emission prevented

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.