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Tai Tokerau Timebank

Getting together and getting things done

Timebanking is a means of exchanging services and goods for timecredits based on the actual time involved. Everyone’s time is valued equally.

With over 500 members stretching from Pukenui to Waipu and Dargaville we couldn’t manage to operate effectively without the funding for our part-time coordination team.

Our Local Coordinators encourage Timebank exchanges and support the many volunteers who make it tick. A key focus is helping people to help themselves; working alongside new members as they negotiate the website or offline participation processes, identifying the help they need and the talents they have to offer and encouraging them to make contact with other members who can assist. 

Organising working bees, workshops and regular social events and personally encouraging members' participation all helps people feel they belong and thereby promote community resilience, well being and inclusion. 

The Regional Coordinator is the primary liaison with the parent Trust and the national and international timebanking communities. They are responsible for regionwide communication with members via the website and regular newsletters, plus strategic planning and reporting.

The current coordination team are:

Te Hiku West - Shona MacDonald

Te Hiku East - Rebecca Ranum

Whangaroa-Kerikeri - Barbara Belger

Bay of Islands - Jane Edwards

Mid North 

Hokianga - Janine McVeagh

Whangārei Urban & North - Janey Pares Edney 

Whangārei South & Kaipara - Margaret Baker

If there isn't a local coordinator in your area please contact Paula Walker

Regional Coordinators - Anna Dunford and Paula Walker

You can read more about our activities on our website and through our Facebook page.

To join Tai Tokerau Timebank sign up here on the TTT website.

A copy of our most recent Annual Report is available in pdf format here

We’re very grateful to our funders

Lottery Grants Board Northland Communities Grants, and Covid Response; 
Far North District Council, Te Hiku and Kaikohe -Hokianga Community Boards; 
Whangārei District Council; 
Ministry of Social Development, Community Capability & Resistance Fund; 
Kai Ora Fund via Mahitahi Hauora; 
Pub Charity Ltd.;
LW Nelson Trust and AK Franks Trust. 
A financial report is available upon request.


Timebank Newsletters

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Download the May Newsletter