The Raumati South Repair Café will be running again, for the fifth time, on 23 July 2023, this time hosted at the Raumati South School from 10am-1pm.
This community-led event provides a space and support for volunteer experts to help the public fix their broken stuff. This includes sewing & mending, electrical repairs, IT troubleshooting, bicycle maintenance and small repairs, garden tool and knife sharpening, jewellery repairs, and, where possible, general repairs.
During the May 2023 Repair Café, 79 participants brought 157 items for repair or advice. The Raumati South Scout Hall was abuzz with people lining up clutching items in disrepair. Many (74%) were able to leave the hall with freshly fixed things, and perhaps a sweet treat from the cafe run by a local school classroom as a fundraiser. In May, the event prevented 202kg of waste from entering the landfill and prevented 1,356kg of carbon dioxide emissions.