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Tai Tokerau Timebank

Getting together and getting things done

Timebanking is a way to exchange services for timecredits rather than money. Everyone’s time is valued equally, and one hour of work equals one timecredit. To learn more about how it works here's a video clip.

With over 380 members stretching from Waipapakauri to Waipu we couldn’t manage to operate effectively without the funding for our part-time membership support coordination team. We have: 

  • Paula Walker in Te Hiku,

  • Charlotte Boss in Bay of Islands-Whangaroa,

  • Graeme Kettle in Kaikohe-Hokianga, and

  • Greer Rasmussen in Whāngārei.

  • Anna Dunford is the regional coordinator keeping the team of volunteers (working for timecredits!) and paid staff in touch with each other and the rest of the timebank.

Tai Tokerau Timebank (TTT) holds regular social events to enable timebankers to get to know each other and coordinates working bees to tackle larger tasks, plus workshops that you can attend for time credits. You can read more about our activities on our website and through our Facebook page.

To join Tai Tokerau Timebank sign up via the button link - you will need to go through our orientation process to become an active member. These can be done via our regular Zoom sessions or in person with our local coordinators.

Paula and Anna work out of the EcoCentre Kaitāia. They are usually both in on a Monday afternoon 1-4pm. At other times our EcoCentre volunteers are all members of timebank, and earn timecredits helping out with staffing, so they can usually answer basic queries and will be happy to take a message if they can’t answer your question themselves!

Charlotte is at the Kaipātiki Eco Hub on Wednesdays 10-4; Graeme can be found at the Kohukohu Food Days in Te Whare Herera/The Herald Building on Thursdays. Greer holds regular 'drop in sessions' at Whāngārei Library, and at Ecosolutions on Cameron Street.

We’re very grateful to the Lottery Grants Board, LW Nelson Trust, the Te Hiku & Kaikohe-Hokianga Community Boards of Far North District Council, Whāngārei District Council, and Pub Charity for the funding that enables us to have a paid coordination team.