Taranaki Timebank is a vibrant community hub connecting people across the Taranaki region through exchanging time, trading skills, and connecting people. Taranaki Timebank was started by a group of community oriented visionaries in 2012. From a small number of individuals we have since grown our membership to over 300 and is continuing to expand. The group now have coordinators working to enhance the Timebank experience throughout Taranaki,  including New Plymouth, Inglewood and Hawera.  

What is a Timebank?

For healthy growing communities, many hands make light work. Have you ever thought it might be nice to have that extra pair (or two) of hands to get something done, or have someone teach you a language, craft, skill or hobby or how to use the computer?  Maybe you need a hand washing the house, sorting a room, walking the dog, taking a child through their homework, providing transport to appointments, running errands or doing shopping, lawn mowing and gardening, the possibilities are endless.

Taranaki Timebank is a community network with a current membership of approximately 200 individual members and  community groups who have come together exchanging skills and time to help each other out and just getting things done! Timebank Communities exist throughout New Zealand and are based on a worldwide model. The concept is that every member’s time is equally valued no matter what each hour is spent doing. Members trade time with each other and the transaction is recorded, in a database in ‘time spent’, as time credits – you help someone out. They can then use that time credit or their accrued time credits to receive help from someone else.


How to Join?

Click on the button to sign up via our website. For general enquiries email timebank@taranaki.gen.nz or visit the website www.taranakitimebank.nz. You can also follow our activitiy and find out about events on Facebook.

For those who do not have a computer at home you can still become a member and take advantage of this great community initiative. Simply call Laurie or Morgane on 021 173 2350 and discuss your registration options.