Tuesday, 29 September 2015

New Website Software and New Committee

At a recent meeting of members and supporters a new steering committee was formed and important decisions were made to move our TimeBank forward.

New software.
We have decided to use Community Weaver 3 on-line software. New members are welcome to Join the site and existing members will also need to re-join on the new site.

Free membership for the rest of 2015.
We also decided to waiver the joining fee for the rest of the year. There is no annual subscription and the once-only fee was usually $10/$15.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

TimeBank founder to visit Wairarapa!

Professor Edgar Cahn

This is an amazing opportunity for people in Wairarapa to meet Prof Cahn.
TimeBanking is a way of giving and receiving to build supportive networks
and strong communities. One hour helping another earns one TimeBank Hour
TimeBanking builds on the magic of “pay it forward,” one good turn leading
to another and another.

Widely known as the father of timebanking, Professor Cahn is in NZ for The
Lyttelton Harbour Timebank's 10th birthday - which is celebrating the start of
Timebanking in NZ and making a special trip to the Wairarapa!

A self declared humanitarian from birth, Edgar Cahn has dedicated his life to fighting injustice and
poverty.   Timebanks are now found in more than 34 countries, with over 600 Timebanks
operating in the US and Britain alone.                                
       
When:  31 August 2015                                      Where: Frank Cody Lounge, Masterton Town Hall
Time:    10.00am to Midday                                Contact:  helend@contact.net.nz  
   
Wairarapa Timebank, supported by Masterton District Council, is delighted to  have the        
opportunity to share Edgar Cahns story locally.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Steering Committee in Recess

Like any organisation Wairarapa TimeBank needs a steering committee to guide it. Unfortunately those that started out have been unable to carry on but maybe willing to rejoin when others are also keen.

If you are interested in being part of a new steering committee please let us know by email or commenting below. But first please join up (click on "Join Us" in above menu) is easy and cheap!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Two new New Zealand TimeBanks

These new South Island groups have been established recently and use Community Forge software.
http://www.communityshares.co.nz/

News item here.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Interesting Time-based currency in Amsterdam

This interesting Time-based currency in Amsterdam seems to have a far wider scope than that achieved in Timbanks elsewhere.

The Makkie is a reward scheme in the Makassarsquare neighbourhood, part of the Amsterdam East District. The purpose of De Makkie is to empower local people, to encourage them to take an active role in their community and to improve liveability in the Makassarsquare neighbourhood.
Local residents are rewarded with Makkies when they actively contribute to their neighbourhood or when helping out their neighbours on the request of the municipality, housing corporations, welfare institutions or professional organisations. It includes for example: cleaning public space, doing the housekeeping for an elderly person, or helping  to organise a local event. Makkies can be redeemed for goods and services at local shops and organisations such as free entrance to the cinema, museum, or swimming pool, a significant rebate at local independent traders or a free subscription at the library. Participants of the scheme are encouraged to trade among themselves as well. For example, babysitting or administrative help. As a rule, one Makkie equals the value of one hour of work.


Thursday, 7 November 2013

Blog Pages

On our Blog there is a row of tabs that open up a number of useful pages.

Join Us - provides information on how to join our TimeBank.

Newsletters - links to our newsletter archive on MailChimp.

Skills List - a useful list to help prospective and new members their offerings.

Members - a list of our current members.

Admin Links - useful links for administration purposes.


Monday, 14 October 2013

Timebank National Hui 15 -17 November 2013

Timebank National Hui


Otaki College
Otaki
dates: 15, 16, 17 November 2013

West Tararua Timebank are delighted to host this years National Hui. We are 
looking forward to telling you all about some very exciting events and 
initiatives happening Otaki and to sharing our lovely environment and 
fabulous weather with you. (the latter is a power of attraction statement).

Our main focus points for this Hui are:
•  Sharing your successes and ideas in sustaining a lively vibrant time bank
•  Building community -in general and especially in local neighbourhoods 
•  Have some fun while learning new skills
•  Rekindle friendships and make some new ones

For more information and to register please contact Yvonne de Mille: 
yvonnedemille@paradise.net.nz

Note: Wairarapa members should contact member Helen Dew if you plan to go to the Hui. Helen is representing Living Economies at the hui.