Time Banking is a way to trade knowledge, skills and services within a community, without exchanging money. For every hour you spend doing something for someone else, instead of dollars, you earn time credits. You can then use these credits to buy another member's time to get the services you need.
Everyone's time is equal. No matter what type of work is done, one hour equals one time credit. Every person is valued equally.
Our mission is to enable a means of exchange that values sharing the gifts we have we others, strengthening a sense of community and inspiring respect for each other and our environment.
Mid 2019 Kaitāia TimeBank joined up with Whangaroa Timebank and Far North Timebank to create Tai Tokerau Timebank which covers the whole rohe from the Cape to around Whāngārei. Our membership is rapidly growing both geographically and numerically.
We have three paid part time coordinators based in each of the three wards of Far North District Council: Paula Walker in Te Hiku, Charlotte Boss in Bay of Islands-Whangaroa, and Di Maxwell in Kaikohe-Hokianga. Anna Dunford, based in Te Hiku, is the regional coordinator. Kaikohe-Hokianga is mostly looked after by volunteers as we've currently got less funding for that area, so please bear with us if things move a little more slowly there. We do have members south of FNDC, but currently have no paid support in that area.