Nelson City Council’s Rethink Waste programme is hosting a trial pop up Repair Café.
Repair Cafés are supported by volunteers who enjoy sharing their skills and expertise to give new life to items which might otherwise be thrown away.
The event, which is supported by Mitre10 Mega, Habitat for Humanity, Nelson Tasman Climate Forum and Nelson Environment Centre, aligns with the recent allocation of Waste Minimisation Grants in support of repair cafes. This type of activity provides an opportunity to build a culture of re-use in line with our waste management and minimisation plan and the recipients of these grants are also taking part in Fix It Saturday.
Options for items that can be repaired will include clothing (including visible mending demonstrations), small electrical appliances, toys, bicycles, general household items and small pieces of furniture. Minor repairs only.
Trialling this event will help us assess demand and logistics, and contribute towards building community capacity to engage in this type of activity in the future.
Fix It Saturday will take place at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore hub 166 Tahunanui Drive, Tahunanui on Saturday 29 May, 10am to 1pm.
Event by Nelson City Council
Venue: Nelson ReStore
Saturday 29 May 2021 at 10 AM – 1 PM
Price: Free · Duration: 3 hr