The newly established Repair Café Hastings is making its way around Heretaunga Hastings, and so far its pop-up events have been a hit.
Repair Café Hastings is one of 37+ Repair Cafés running in New Zealand, and they’re all making a real difference in local communities.
Founder James Taylor is pleased to see all sorts of broken or damaged things coming through the doors and feels a real sense of achievement when they leave in a useful state again.
“We can take the lead on this and play a part in changing the throwaway/buy new culture that exists,” he says.
“These events are free and can save residents from having to replace a pricey item and ultimately stop things from going to landfill. And you’d be surprised at what can be repaired.”
Broken items can range from a broom needing the handle re-attached to the base, to a jersey with a hole in it.
James encourages everyone to think about fixing something before replacing it with something new.
“You might not have the skillset to repair something – but someone from our team is likely to. So come along, basically, if you can carry it – bring it.”
Supported by Hastings District Council’s waste minimisation fund, the pop-up event details are shared on Repair Café Hastings’ Facebook page.
29 September 2023
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