We’re jumping on board with the global movement to repair, recycle and minimise waste with a Repair Café in Tauranga.

Have you got an item that needs a repair?

Currently we can offer (free of charge) assessment and repairing items such as:

  • small appliances
  • household items
  • computing/small devices
  • wooden items/toys
  • bikes
  • clothing/sewing mending (no alterations or zipper replacements please)
  • More to be added at each event

Are you a repairer or passionate recycler?

Once a month our volunteer repairers come together and give objects destined for the landfill a second chance by attempting a repair. Maybe it can be fixed, maybe it can’t but at least we’ve tried, taken a look, offered an opinion and even repaired if we can.

If you’re interested and want to know more about how you could contribute and what you can fix please get in touch with the organising team.

We would love to hear from you if you have other ideas and skills!

25th May 2024

Book a free ticket and let us now what ONE ITEM you will be bringing so that our repairers can bring the right tools to attempt a repair.

Some useful information

Click here to view our RAMS


A big thanks to Tauranga City Council – Resource Wise Community Fund, for their support.

The grant will allow us to buy some much needed tools and equipment as well as provide some training and up-skilling for our volunteer repairers.

How to find us

The Repair Café is hosted at Tinkd Makerspace at 148 Durham Street, Tauranga. Connect with us @tinkdmakerspace facebook and instagram.

Repair Cafes

Repair Cafés are free pop-up events where local people bring in their broken or damaged belongings and local volunteer experts do their best to repair them. The aim of Repair Café Aotearoa New Zealand (RCANZ) is to foster a culture of repair in New Zealand.

See what’s happening around Aotearoa-New Zealand for more inspiration around the right to repair movement @repaircafenz or www.repaircafeaotearoa.co.nz.


Coming to Tauranga on Sunday 6th October 2024