About Us

At Rekindle we create and share opportunities for resourcefulness by promoting the skills and knowledge involved in creating what we need from what we have. We see resourcefulness as creating carefully what we need from the life within us and around us, for the wellbeing of planet and people. We transform local resources through care and craft, this being the opposite of wastefulness. 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, we have run various different projects that have been inherently focused on resourcefulness; some small, some as big as a whole house! Please see the Projects tab above for more details. 

For a summary of the kaupapa of our work, please see the film above commissioned by Creative New Zealand in April 2020, and the TEDx talk by Rekindle's founder Juliet Arnott from 2017.

As of June 2018 we are based at the Arts Centre in central Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand. You can find our Resourceful Skills workshop open here 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm.