The Hutt Timebank is one of many around the country and we have been formally operating since November 2012.
We have members with a wide range of skills, exchanging things like music lessons, housework, gardening, computer/IT help, carpentry, tutoring…the list goes on and the possibilities are endless!
Hours are logged via an online system that keeps track of trading, however this can also be done via the coordinators if you don’t have access to a computer.
Kirsten Gendall, Coordinator
I am employed 5 hours a week as one of the Hutt South Timebank Coordinators. I have four great children of a wide age range (24 years – 6 years) so am adept at meeting a wide range of needs! While this is challenging at times, I love being a mum and traipsing around various sports fields, school activities, playcentre, performances, WOW – my big girl has been a model in WOW for the past 2 years!
The things I love about living in Petone (having done so for the past 20 years) are the beach, sun, flat, wind, my neighbourhood and the people. Growing up in Days Bay instilled in me a love of the outdoors and I still love getting away from it all to the beach, bush, rivers, lakes whenever I can.
Here’s some of what I do:
- Sign up new members.
- Provide support to new members.
- ‘Matchmaking’ – facilitate interaction between members, including individual trading and organising social and group activities.
- Sourcing funding.
Alisa Hogan – Timebank Coordinator
I live in Normandale and every day love walking up and down the hill with my partner and the Kereru and Tui for company! I’ve been a Timebanker for a few years now and recently took on the role as Events Co-ordinator.
I have 2 teens – one is studying at Vic and the other NCEA. I enjoy cooking vegan food, I have a big native bush garden so do a lot of weeding. I’ve also joined the Timebank Gardening Group. If you want to join let us know.
I’ve recently taken up sewing – it’s a lot of fun having our office hours with Boomerang Bags Petone. We meet every Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon at The Petone Depot. New helpers welcome – no sewing experience required.
I enjoy running a travel website, Staytopia, unique and unusual places to stay in Asia/Pacific and have a pretty good understanding of SEO and WordPress. In my spare time I play with Indonesian Orchestra, Gamelan Padhang Moncar, at the School of Music, Victoria University.
If you have a passion or interest you’re keen to share with Timebankers – please let me know and we can chat about creating a workshop or even a casual trade/workshop.
Want to Join or Contact Us?
Phone/Text: 021 0243 4953