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Sat, 27 Aug


The Left Bank, Kaikohe

Repair Cafe

Saturday 27th August 2022 will see the first day of the Repair Cafe in its new location and ALL are welcome!

Repair Cafe
Repair Cafe

Time & Location

27 Aug 2022, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Left Bank, Kaikohe, 150 Broadway, Kaikohe 0405, New Zealand

About the event

As a timebank organisation you as a timebank member will create exchanges for either doing repairs or receiving repair services.  Seriously cool AND seriously keeping things out of landfills!!

More about Repair Cafes:

We throw away vast amounts of stuff. Even things with almost nothing wrong, and which could get a new lease on life after a simple repair. The trouble is, lots of people have forgotten that they can repair things themselves or they no longer know how. Knowing how to make repairs is a skill quickly lost. Society doesn’t always show much appreciation for the people who still have this practical knowledge, and against their will they are often left standing on the sidelines. Their experience is never used, or hardly ever.

The Repair Café changes all that! People who might otherwise be sidelined are getting involved again. Valuable practical knowledge is getting passed on. Things are being used for longer and don’t have to be thrown away. This reduces the volume of raw materials and energy needed to make new products. It cuts CO2 emissions, for example, because manufacturing new products and recycling old ones causes CO2 to be released.

The Repair Café teaches people to see their possessions in a new light. And, once again, to appreciate their value. The Repair Café helps change people’s mindset. This is essential to kindle people’s enthusiasm for a sustainable society.

But most of all, the Repair Café just wants to show how much fun repairing things can be, and how easy it often is. Why don’t you give it a go?

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