Thanks to all our superb volunteers who work so generously at the Birkenhead repair cafés. We hold one every couple of months. Fixers, advisers from a range of community groups, church members who make morning tea and run the kids’ craft activity, our Highbury Community House co-hosts … what a wonderful team.
Attendees over the three hours (9.00 am-noon) are always delighted to have things fixed – that precious serving dish that had belonged to Grandma or the appliance which doesn’t have to be thrown away after all. Sometimes people appreciate knowing that an item can be recycled with a clear conscience. Thanks to everyone who comes along for the fun and social time. At each repair café, the fixes are free but we take up donations for the morning tea. Money raised (somewhere between $100-$200) goes in full to De Paul House.
Where: in the hall, 172 Hinemoa Street. Free! Everyone is welcome.
Repair cafés, hubs and other community-led repair and recycle initiatives such as the Birkenhead repair café won support in the waste strategy the government released in 2023.
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