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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The Arts Centre & University of Canterbury concert series

11 August, 23 September & 13 October 2019

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Fantastic Feasts Poetry Competition

12 August to 27 September 2019

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Index by Martin Poppelwell

30 August - 29 September 2019

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HIVE

6 - 21 September 2019

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The Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

23 September 2019

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A Night with Nick Dow

26 September 2019

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Spring school holiday fun

30 September - 13 October 2019

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Bunsen colouring competition

30 September - 13 October 2019

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Forget Me Not Memorial Trail

30 September - 13 October 2019

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Holiday fun zone: Games, bubbles & keys

30 September - 13 October 2019

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Illustrating Ernest

30 September - 13 October 2019

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Resourceful skill workshops for tamariki

30 September - 13 October 2019

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Drypoint printmaking workshops

30 September - 10 October 2019

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Three-day musical theatre workshop

30 September - 2 October 2019

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Georg Ludwig – Light Compositions

30 September - 6 October 2019

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Three-day spring dance & choreographic lab

1 - 3 October 2019

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Watercolour creatures workshop

1 & 3 October 2019

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