Repair event to give items new lease of life

Jenni Francis at the first Repair Café.

“Fix it up, don’t throw it away” is the mantra behind Mahurangi Wastebusters’ second Repair Café, which will take place this coming Sunday, March 17 at the Matakana Hall.

People are being encouraged to take along broken items such as household appliances, bicycles, clothing, jewellery, toys and small pieces of furniture so a team of skilled volunteers can give them a new lease of life. Organiser Angie Gibbons says the aim of the café is to repair things to prolong their useful life.

“By repairing, we share and learn valuable skills and reduce waste to landfill,” she says. “And if you have nothing to repair, drop in for a cup of tea.”

Volunteer repairers are also still being sought, especially electricians who can spare an hour or two to help with small appliance repairs. Repairs, drinks and refreshments are all available in exchange for a donation, and the Repair Café will be open from 2pm to 4.30pm. Anyone interested in helping should contact Angie on 021 353666 or email mahurangiwastebusters@gmail.com


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