Rekindle

Rekindle is a social enterprise that creates opportunities for resourcefulness.

It focuses on transforming undervalued resources through care, connection and craft; this being the opposite of wastefulness. Being resourceful is both good for us and good for the Earth upon whose finite resources we depend.

Resourcefulness requires us to utilise and value our inner resources and our ability to access to what we need for lives we value. Being truly resourceful connects us within communities as we share the resources we have.

Since the beginning of Rekindle in 2011 in Auckland, then Christchurch, the enterprise has run various different projects that have been inherently focused on resourcefulness; some small, some as big as a whole house. Find out more about its projects here.

Rekindle runs a rich and varied programmed of resourceful skills workshops from its space in the Boys’ High building at the Arts Centre te Matatiki Toi Ora. It is continually adding new classes and crafts and include string making, spoon carving, soap making and eco-book making.

For a summary of the kaupapa of the organisation’s work, watch this TEDx talk by Rekindle’s founder Juliet Arnott:

Photo – Douglas Horrell of Cleft Craft carving a spoon from black walnut from the home of Garry Moore and family. Image by Justyn Rebeca Denney.

Location: Level one, Boys’ High building, 28 Worcester Boulevard, the Arts Centre te Matatiki Toi Ora.

Opening days and times: Seven days a week, 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Upcoming Events

The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

25 February - 25 November 2019

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Fantastic Feasts

6 April 2019 - 23 February 2020

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Borderlands by Simon Edwards

3 October - 17 November 2019

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Ko Au – Alix Ashworth

4 October - 25 November 2019

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SCAPE Season 2019 at The Arts Centre

5 October - 16 November 2019

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British Film Festival

30 October - 13 November 2019

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He Hōia Ahau – I Am Soldier

2 - 16 November 2019

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Wheels Day at The Arts Centre Mākete

17 November 2019

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An Evening With Associate Professor Te Maire Tau

19 November 2019

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Terror-Fi Film Festival

20 - 24 November 2019

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Reuben Paterson

21 November 2019 - 26 January 2020

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‘Shepherd’ indie film screening

27 November 2019

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Festive fun at The Arts Centre

1 - 24 December 2019

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The All I Want for Christmas Mākete

1 December 2019

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Wreath-making workshop

2 & 8 December 2019

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Card-making station

2 - 24 December 2019

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Carols with The Cecilian Singers

8 December 2019

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Festive music with Musica Balkanica

8 December 2019

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A Christmas Carol

10 & 17 December 2019

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