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2014/11/12
by Claire
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Tree of Bikes – almost there!

Childfund are in the final stages of creating their Christmas Tree made up of about 170 bikes! Tumeke were stoked to help out and can’t wait to see the finished product. The Official Lighting Ceremony will take place 8pm on Friday 28th November down at Queens Wharf and all are welcome. Put the date in the diary!

More on the project:

“The trusty bTree of Bikes visuals-all-d4ike is a favourite toy for Kiwi kids (and a wrapping paper nightmare for parents!) across the country. Across the ocean, however, in countries like Sri Lanka a bicycle means the difference between a treacherous 4-hour walk to school in the heat and a more manageable 45-minute cycle to the classroom.

To celebrate and highlight the bicycle as one of our many Gifts that Grow, ChildFund New Zealand together with the generous support of Beca and Enterprize Steel, are building a 7-metre tall Christmas Tree made from donated bikes, to be lit up in festive glory on Auckland’s Queen’s Wharf this December.” – https://www.childfund.org.nz/newsroom/bring-us-your-bikes

 

 

 

2014/11/08
by Claire
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Some recent workshop photos

Thanks to Scott and Serena for sending us these photos – glad you were able to find and fix up some bikes for your touring around the country – wishing you a fantastic trip! Scott and Serena got in touch with Tumeke Cycle Space when they arrived in New Zealand from the States. Back home they are involved with their local community bike workshop – Electric City Bike Rescue so it was great to hear about what other workshops are up to and have fellow volunteers visit us in Auckland.

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2014/09/25
by Claire
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Bike fix it station in Wynyard Quarter

In the waterfront bike fixingcity and need to do that quick adjustment or pump up those tires? Check out Wynyard Quarters new undercover bike fix it station! Hope this is the first of many… have heard of another going in at Hobsonville Point. Nice one! (photo credit Waterfront Auckland).

2014/09/05
by Claire
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Cycle events on this Saturday – 6th September

This Saturday is a great day for cycling in Auckland! The new Grafton Gully cycle way is officially opening from 9.30am and the Greenwoods Corner business association are holding a ‘decorate your bike’ event at the local markets. Head along to one of these if you can, and then of course see us at the workshop on Sunday from 1-3pm for your maintenance needs.

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2014/07/13
by Claire
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Tumeke at the Bike Market

Tumeke Cycle Space attended the first ever Bike Market hosted by AK Transport on a rainy Saturday yesterday. It went really well and we talked to a bunch of good people – hope to see some of you down at the workshop when you need us next :)

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2014/06/08
by Alex
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Cutting back our winter hours

bicycle-in-rainHi folks, Tumeke is cutting back its winter opening hours to Wednesdays 17:30–19:30 and Sundays 13:00–15:00, starting this week. We decided to drop our Sunday 11:00–13:00 shift, because we just don’t have enough volunteers at present to reliably staff all our shifts :-( We do hope to spring back, though, expanding our opening hours when we have the people power.

Stay tuned, and if you’d like to volunteer, let us know. Thanks.

2014/05/14
by Claire
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Tumeke’s 4th Birthday movie night: Friday 30th May

tumeke movie nightTo celebrate Tumeke Cycle Space entering our forth year, and to just get everyone together, we are holding a film night at the workshop (well, in the lounge area where the workshop is, comfy couches etc). This will also act as a fundraiser for Tumeke, so come along; watch some bike related films (TBC) and support your community bike workshop.
Gather 7pm for films from 7.30pm.
$5 entry, all proceeds to Tumeke
BYO beverages, self organised pizza ordering welcome so bring change.

2014/05/10
by Claire
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Limited hours Sunday 11 May

Hey everyone, unfortunately we can not guarantee the workshop will be open from 11-1pm tomorrow, as we are totally volunteer dependent. Please come from 1-3pm if you intend to pop down tomorrow. Thanks!

2014/04/18
by Claire
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Closed for Easter Sunday

 

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Hi everyone, just a reminder that Tumeke generally does not open over public holiday weekends, thus this Sunday we will be closed. Hope you all get some good riding in over the break and see you all at a future workshop.