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Tai Tokerau TimeBank

Apply for membership in Tai Tokerau TimeBank

Becoming a Member

Getting Started with Timebank in Tai Tokerau


  • Create a login and fill out your member profile with a photograph of you 
  • Post skills, knowledge, talents and experience you may have to help other members.
  • Post requests for skills, knowledge or talents where other members can help you.
  • Attend a short orientation, either online or as arranged with a coordinator (we can add a photo here if you need).  Contact one of the local coordinators or to arrange.  This will give you full access to the Timebank site, allowing you to see other members etc.
  • Once we have completed an orientation with you, you are ready to trade!

Please also agree to the following terms of service 

1. I give my consent to the Timebank Coordinator to:
a) Contact the people whose names I give for a character reference. 
b) Request a Police Check as required to confirm that I do not present a risk to Timebank members 
c) Share my contact details with other Timebank members regarding potential trades 

2. I have read, understood, and will adhere to the Timebank Code of Conduct at all times. 

3. I understand that photographs containing my image, taken at Timebank events, may be used for promotional purposes e.g. Facebook, unless I specifically request otherwise by contacting a Timebank Coordinator.

4. I agree to pay an annual Timebank membership fee either $10 per year or two Time Credits  

5. I agree to pay my first annual Timebank membership fee within one month after the activation of my Timebank account, and thereafter annually on the anniversary of that date. 

6. I understand that it is my responsibility to ensure my personal safety and the safety of my property while participating in Timebank trading and other TimeBank activities.

7. I undertake to keep the contact details of other Timebank members private.

8. I understand & agree if I do I trade with someone which includes mileage, I will pay them for travel expenses (this will be negotiated between us).  This might be $2 for a Local Trip/20c/pKm (within 20 km radius)  and further being 16c/pKm. A return trip Kaitāia to Whangarei might be $50.

9. I understand if any materials are needed before a trade, the person offering will either be reimbursed, or I as a requester will buy any materials needed.

10. I understand & agree that all trades will be fair & agreed prior to exchange. Should I need something extra it will be the Timebank member's discretion whether it is added/done or saved for another time. If extra is done the member will be reimbursed accordingly.

11. I understand that I am able to bring complaints and compliments to a Timebank Coordinator.

12. I will always thank the member whom I have dealt with as I understand they have used their time to help me.

Annual Membership Subscription is $10 or two Timecredits

Paying Online  (let us know you have paid online, so that this can be recorded)

If paying online please deposit via internet banking $10 to the Eco Centre account:

Account Name: Tai Tokerau Timebank

Account number: 12-3096-0282025-02

Reference:  Your name

Paying with Cash

If paying with cash, please drop $10 into the EcoCentre, Shop 5/42 Commerce St (facing Bank St), Kaitaia, week days 10am - 4pm and let the person on duty know it is for your Timebank membership.

Paying with Time Credits

On the Tai Tokerau Timebank site, create an exchange ...

  1. Who PROVIDED the service? Type Tai Tokerau Timebank & tick the box next to Tai Tokerau Timebank below. Then click on next step below.
  2. Who RECEIVED the service? Type Your Name & TICK The box next to Your Name below.
  3. DESCRIPTION of service: Type TTT membership with year paying for.
  4. On the Calendar: Highlight any day before the expiry date of your Anniversary sign up.
  5. Service Category: Highlight Community Activities: Help out our Timebank.
  6. Put 2 hours inside the arrow.
  7. Make sure: Tai Tokerau Timebank is on the left & you are on the right of the screen!

For Co-ordinators recording a member's payment (stops automatic emails from Timebank that member owes payment)

  1. Under Record an Exchange Record a Payment
  2. Type the name of person.
  3. Mark a date on the calendar that you have just paid for
  4. PAYMENT TYPE: Scroll to hours
  5. Type 2 in HOURS
  6. Type 12 in Month or 1 Year
  7. Description: "KTB membership" & the year you are paying
  8. Press Save Changes

     (If member has paid with cash, in total put $10 & Subscription Amount $10. Step 1-3 and 6-8 as above)