Tag Archives: Te Rua Makerspace

NZ’s longest ever Lego train track!

Last Sunday the Te Rua Makerspace in the Central Library hosted a very successful attempt to set the New Zealand record for the longest ever Lego train track!

Over 50 people turned up to help build the track that weaved in and out of the library shelves on the second floor of the library, reaching a distance of 240m. A special camera was attached to the train as it moved along the wiggly track filming an impressive 360° panoramic video, with children following eagerly behind.

A lot of fun was had by all. You can watch the video here – use your device or mouse to pan around for maximum impact. 


DIY Beeswax Wraps with UC Sustainability and the Te Rua Makerspace

Earlier this month UC Sustainability held a DIY workshop in the beautiful new Te Rua Makerspace to celebrate our favourite month – Plastic Free July!

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be a part of the solution to plastic pollution. It’s a month long challenge which encourages all of us to ‘choose to refuse’ single use plastics – like takeaway coffee cups, drink bottles, straws, bags and plastic wrappers.

We decided to tackle Plastic Free July by showing our UC community how to make their own alternative to cling film – by repurposing old materials into beeswax food wraps!

Check out UC Puna Te Rua Makerspace’s video below, and catch up on all the fun we had.

Want to make your own beeswax wrap? All you need is some beeswax, cotton fabric, baking paper and an iron. Check out the full instructions here, and give it a go at home!

Huge thank you to Andy from the Te Rua Makerspace and the UC Library team for collaborating with us to bring you this workshop. 

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