Sustainability Trust – Repair Cafe

Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

Hosted by Group avatarRepairED by Sustainability Trust

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Repairing rather than buying new is a great way to take climate action in your own life – and learn new skills along the way.

Book your spot and bring along your item for repair or maintenance – clothing or lightweight household items (cushion covers etc), small electrical appliances, tech for repair, gardening tools for sharpening, metal items to be welded or that general item you’ve been meaning to have repaired.

Our skilled volunteers will be here to assist you with fixes such as missing buttons, tears, holes, hemming, electrical faults, and general fix-up repairs.

The afternoon is split into three one hour sessions for each repair category (1-2 pm, 2-3 pm, 3- 4 pm) with 8-10 spots in each.

Please take the time to provide us with the requested information when booking – this will ensure the triage process on entry, moves quickly.

These workshops are made possible thanks to funding from Wellington City Council and support from Repair Café Aotearoa NZ and Repair Café International.

Location

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2 Forresters Lane, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

About the group

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RepairED by Sustainability Trust

RepairED is a Poneke / Wellington repair programme that connects communities to climate change actions they can take to mitigate Climate Change through the repair of clothing, textiles, small appliances, and electronics - keeping them in circulation and out of landfill.

We run repair cafes, textile repair sessions called Just Sew, electronic repair sessions. We have a sewing machine and repair kit library for our community.

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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.