Since 2019, Energise Ōtaki has run highly successful Repair Café events, aimed at re-creating a culture of repairing items with the help of knowledgeable volunteers. We encourage the attendees to become involved in the repairs, so they’ll learn skills to use again.
Thanks to all the volunteers who came and gave up their Sunday to help the community in repairing so many items. The demand for electrical work and bicycle maintenance was particular high today and many happy people left the hall satisfied that their goods are ready for another life of service.
Our third Repair Café is running on Sunday 15 November 2020 from 11am–3pm at the Ōtaki Memorial Hall. See you there!
Energise Ōtaki runs the Ōtaki Curtain Bank, providing curtains to locals to help keep their homes warm.
Bring your item along, see if we can fix it.
Volunteers to fix things are very welcome too; get in touch.
25 July 10am, Ōtaki Memorial Hall.
Our volunteers recently organised a Saturday morning workshop to encourage children to grow lettuce and take some seeds home and look after them.