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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Tī kōuka string-making classes

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

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Posh Porridge pop-ups

Every Wednesday

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Resourceful skills workshops

Throughout the year

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School of Music Friday Lunchtime Concert Series

Every university term Friday

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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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The New Works Show

20 June - 21 July 2019

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Kai for Cena

26 June - 21 July 2019

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Rutherford’s Den little explorers

6 - 21 July 2019

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Arts Centre Mākete school holiday fun

10 - 22 July 2019

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New Music Central – Off The Page: Real Time Composition

15 July 2019

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The Archaeology of Food

19 July 2019

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Matthew Lee – Flute recital

21 July 2019

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Spirit Animals

22 July – 4 August 2019

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Genetics of Heart Disease

25 July 2019

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Leigh Martin & Michael Hight

25 July - 25 August 2019

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Satie’s Socrate – School of Music feat. Inopportune

29 July 2019

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Chitin

5 - 18 August 2019

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The Arts Centre & University of Canterbury concert series

11 August, 23 September & 13 October 2019

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