Tinkd Makerspace

Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Hosted by Group avatarTauranga Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Have you got an item that needs a repair?

Currently we can offer (free of charge) assessment and repairing items such as:

  • clothing/sewing
  • small appliances
  • household items
  • computing/small devices
  • and bikes

More to be added and each event will be based on volunteer repairer availability.


Get directions on Google Maps

148 Durham Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand

About the group

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Tauranga Repair Cafe

Once a month our volunteer repairers come together and give objects destined for the landfill a second chance by attempting a repair. Maybe it can be fixed, maybe it can’t but at least we’ve tried, taken a look, offered an opinion and even repaired if we can.

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.