Belinda in Bee suit Sewing Bee, May 2013 Timebank launch Zero Waste at Newtown Festival Launch of M12 Island Bay School Timebank Aro Valley Community Hangi - TB helpers Newtown conversation dinner Belinda in Bee suit Island Bay potluck dinner An amazing trade... 1st b'day celebrations Matariki celebrations 2013 Bakhtawar and Dorothy Great Maidens Blush No Sh*t Gift Shop 1st b'day celebrations - Phil and the Annas Wellington Airport Community Awards - Runner up Grandmother’s favourite: Patatas Rebozadas 5th Birthday Barn Dance Fermenting Potluck @ Sustainability Trust Newtown Hub dinner Runner up - Wellington Airport Community Awards 2016 Sewing bee 1st b'day celebrations - The Troubles 1st b'day celebrations - Lunch in the sun Aro Valley Community Hangi - Lots of food Pancake Party Peoples Coffee Roastery Event Peoples Coffee Roastery Event Poster Bryant and Olivia at the Sewing Bee Nolan, the 100th timebank member with flatmates Mark inspecting the bees No Sh*t Gift Shop 2016 Learning to make moisturiser Neighbours Day BBQ The Art of Story-Telling Pop Up Chef, Tania & Organiser, Renee for A Fine Affair A Fine Affair - raising money for Fairtrade Fortnight Shelali's Home-made Indian Cooking Sustainability Trust - Curtain/Time Banking Brooklyn hub working bee Potluck dinner Alpha Art Studio Garden working bee Grandmother’s favourite: Patatas Rebozadas Margaret and Fiona making tea at the Hook, Line and Sinker film fundraiser 5th Birthday Barn Dance Aro Valley Community Hangi - Kapa Haka Fermenting Potluck @ Sustainability Trust No Sh*t Gift Shop 2016 Peoples Coffee Roastery Event Island Bay school kids learn about timebanking Floyd at Floyds! Fermenting Potluck @ Sustainability Trust

Welcome to Wellington's Timebank!

Time is our currency. Our members swap skills and knowledge for credits. We trade these credits for services in our community.

Our Timebank is a great place to meet people and get help with things you can’t do. You can also learn new skills and share your talents with people.

Everyone’s time is valued equally, regardless of what skills are exchanged.

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Have Tools - Will Travel

Brad Crowley brought the tools of his trade with him, all the way from Portland, Oregon. Two and a half years ago, he arrived in New Zealand. He likes Wellington, and is practising his trade here as a hobby, with great benefits for Timebank members.

He owned his own business back in the States, installing rain tanks. ‘There’s a need for that here,’ he points out, referring to earthquake provision.

Homeowners can obtain 200 – 300 litre water tanks from the Second Treasures shop at the city’s landfill. Brad’s expertise now enters the picture. He makes a cut in the water downspout and installs tubing and a fitting that then connects with the tank (all supplied in the rain tank kit). Brad makes the point that the tubing is only 10 – 15 cm in length, meaning that the tank sits close to the house.

Brad does other things as well. He’s installed a closet hanger and a wall mounted heater, and is prepared to make general repairs. He also helped transport and install some bunk beds using his multi purpose van.

Bunnings supplies most of what he needs – ‘I spend a lot of time there,’ he grins.

Brad is a great model of Timebank reciprocity. He has received a number of things including help fixing his bike.

Looks good.  You might mention that I prefer to work with wood and have the tools to do such work.  I also do NOT do concrete work or play with chainsaws!

Story by Marg Austin

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