making repair part of our everyday lives

Wastebusters Repair Revolution empowers people to renew, revive and repair their things to keep them in circulation and out of landfill

We’re challenging the status quo by proving an alternative to a world that revolves around consumption. Since our first event in 2020 our superstar fixers have repaired hundreds of items from favourite clothing and much-loved toys, to electronics, jewellery and cherished ceramics.

Our Repair Revolution aims to:

  • Reduce waste by offering an alternative to our ‘throwaway culture’
  • Share repair knowledge and skills 
  • Demonstrate how satisfying making repairs can be
  • Build community connections
  • Model the circular economy in action


Upcoming Repair events.

These are free, volunteer-based events where people get together to share their repair knowledge and experience. People who enjoy fixing things (Fixers) help people with broken things (Visitors). Visitors are encouraged to learn and participate in the repair of their broken items.

Our next round of Repair Events will be in early 2024 so sign up to our newsletter or register below as a volunteer to get involved!

    Join us as a repair volunteer/hero!

    We’re looking for fixers and volunteers of all kinds.  Your repair skills in fixing household items such as computers, electronics, small appliances, small furniture, clothes, toys, jewellery, books, bikes and more, are all welcome. Fixers will only be asked to help with items that they feel comfortable repairing or will have time to do.

    Please complete the Volunteer Sign-up form and we’ll be in touch.

    What can I bring to get repaired? 

    Generally, we welcome anything that’s broken, and which you can manage to carry on your own, for example clothing, small furniture, crockery, housewares, bicycles, toys and some electrical appliances (please only bring appliances that are low voltage).

    Guide to local repairers. 

    Need something fixed but can’t make it to a repair event?

    Click here to find repairers of all sorts in your area.


    Wastebusters’ Repair Revolution is proudly supported by Queenstown Lakes District Council Zero Waste District Programme.

    Want to run your own repair event?

    Here’s our how-to guide!



    Any other questions?
    Check out our FAQs page or please email