A Rodney Local Board-funded initiative to help Helensville residents repair their broken belongings is proving popular.
The Repair Shed, located at the Helensville Community Recycling Centre on Mill Road, embodies the local board’s commitment to empowering the community to take ownership of the quality of their environment.
With the mantra ‘repair, don’t replace or throw away’, it aims to teach people how to make repairs themselves and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
Rodney Local Board helped fund start‑up costs for the project, which was established by the Helensville Enterprise Trust, a community trust focusing on waste minimisation and recycling.
Rodney Local Board Chairperson Brenda Steele says the board is extremely pleased to support the project.
“We’re calling on talented people who have the know-how, enjoy teaching new skills and like meeting people to be a part of this community initiative,” she says.
People with items such as broken bikes, furniture and electrical goods can visit the Repair Shed on Saturday from 10am to 1pm. For a gold coin donation, a Repair Shed expert will help them repair their item.
Anyone who would like to get involved should contact Treena Gowthorpe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 022 652 1181.