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  1. We are all assets. Every person has something to contribute.

  2. Redefining work. All kinds of work need to be honored and rewarded.

  3. Reciprocity. Relationships are about giving and receiving. “You need me” becomes “We need each other.”

  4. Social networks. People helping each other weaves communities of support, strength and trust.

  5. Respect. All of us matter and are accountable to one another.

A bit of history

In February 2011, the Newtown Community Centre held a workshop with Wellington City Council on Timebanking. It included Anneleise Hall from the successful Lyttelton Timebank.The Wellington South Timebank launched with 150 members all the way back in October 2011. Six months later, with membership growing in more than 22 suburbs, not just in the southern part of Wellington, the name was changed to the Wellington Timebank. We now have over 800 members from Seatoun to Johnsonville, a dedicated and active steering committee, and a very busy Co-coordinator.

The Timebank story continues day-by-day! For the latest news, updates and event information keep an eye on the Timebank blog and the Timebank Facebook page.



In our community we look out for each other and embrace diversity.


Through exchanging skills, time and knowledge we foster relationships of trust and reciprocity. We harness the real wealth of the community and the value of each individual.

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