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Learn more about Repair Cafés & how to run your own!

Why toss it when you can fix it instead!? Repair Cafés are fast becoming a popular concept for communities looking to keep useful goods out of landfill and tackle our throwaway culture.

What is a Repair Cafés you ask? Repair Cafés are community events where skilled 'fixers' volunteer to lend their skills to help residents repair broken items.

Keen to learn more? Come along to a Repair Café Workshop!


Ben Philips, co-ordinator of Repair Cafés in Newtown, will be presenting on the international Repair Cafe movement, the Newtown Tool Library story, and the successful Newtown Repair Café events.

The workshop will cover all you need to know to about how to run your own Repair Café event including;

  • how to set up a venue appropriately
  • managing the event on the day
  • recruiting and managing volunteers
  • how to promote your event
  • legal considerations concerning the repair of electrical items.

Places are limited so please register your interest using the form below.

For more information contact Kath Buttar; waste@kapiticoast.govt.nz

I'd like to run a Repair Cafe

I'm keen to be involved in any that are happening

I'm keen to talk to someone about how it all works

I'd like to volunteer to help with repairs