Senior Citizens Hall

Manawatū-Whanganui, Aotearoa New Zealand

Hosted by Group avatarLevin Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Held at the Senior Citizens Hall, on the corner of Cambridge and Montgomery Streets the Levin Repair Cafe is open 10-1 on the 2nd Saturday of every month except January. The last repair is accepted at 12.30.

We are a community-based, community-run, sustainability and waste minimisation organisation. We aim to help people with limited resources live more sustainably.

We will help you by fixing things or teaching you to fix them yourself, so you don’t have to throw them away We run a café so you can enjoy a cuppa with home baking at very reasonable prices.

We rely on the goodwill of volunteer repairers, so welcome a cash koha donation to cover materials and rent.

We welcome new volunteers in host, repairer and general support roles.

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Saving items from the landfill, one repair at a time

Location

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1 Montgomery Street, Levin, New Zealand

About the group

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Levin Repair Cafe

Don't toss it - FIX IT!

Save costs, reduce waste, reuse, learn new skills

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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.