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Repair Café

AT TE NEWHANGA KAPITI COMMUNITY CENTRE, NGAHINA ST, PARAPARAUMU

Come and visit Kāpiti's first pop-up Repair Café this July! Give your defunct possessions a new lease of life with the help of our skilled repairers, get advice on your repairing and making projects, and join us for a cuppa and a muffin!

You can bring in anything that's small enough to be carried by one person, and our expert repairers will do their best to help you fix it for free.

Each day we'll have different skilled repairers at the café, so check out the programme below!

WEDNESDAY19 JULY, 10AM-4PM – IT'S ALL ABOUT FABRIC

CLOTHING AND TEXTILES REMAKERY

Whether you have clothes that need fixing or alterations, you'd like some advice on your latest project, or you simply need someone to show you how to use nana's sewing machine, come along! Our talented seamstresses will help you realise your textile dreams.

BOOMERANG BAGS

Kāpiti has joined the Boomerang Bags movement, making quality reusable bags from pre-loved fabrics to stop the plastic bag tide. Join the movement by making a bag or two, and pick up some sewing skills on the way.

THURSDAY 20 JULY, 2PM-8PM – GENERAL REPAIRS, IT & ELECTRICAL

REPAIRS FROM A-Z

The repair wizards from the MenzShed will be on site to help with all sorts of general repairs, from small furniture to toys or scooters, and a seamstress will be available for clothing repairs.

ELECTRICAL AND IT

Got something with a plug that needs fixing? Whether it's your desk lamp or toaster, our local electricians will give it go. We also have Olaf the IT guru there to help you troubleshoot your gadgets and mobile devices.

THE RUBBISH TRIP HUMAN LIBRARY

While you wait, visit our 'human library' featuring No-Waste Nomads Hannah and Liam. Pick their brains on living zero waste, everyday upcycling and the philosophy of repair.

FRIDAY 21 JULY, 1PM-5PM – GENERAL REPAIRS, GARDEN EQUIPMENT & SEED SAVING/SWAPPING 

GENERAL REPAIRS AND GARDEN TOOLS

Another instalment of everything repair with the MenzShed, expert clothing repairs, plus our garden gurus will be on site to help you sharpen your secateurs or breathe new life into the old spade.

SEED SAVING AND SWAPPING

Be prepared to repair your garden! Bring along your home-grown seeds and the Seedy Sunday team will show you how to prepare and store them for next spring. Swap seeds with other gardeners via our swapping table to add variety.

EVERYDAY:

Enjoy a cuppa and some home baking (fundraising), sign up to take the Zero Waste Pledge, find out about Greener Neighbourhoods, Council's Green Services and more!

For more information contact katharina.kennedy@kapiticoast.govt.nz

The Repair Café is proudly hosted by

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