Timebank Auckland Central is a member-driven network where we connect and support our community while sharing skills, events and resources. We are based at Gribblehirst Hub (Ghub) in Sandringham and are connected to the local community.
GHub is a thriving, community-led space which provides, administers and develops use of the space in order to enable members of the Hub to lead and develop their own activities and events. Timebank Auckland Central currently uses GHub facilities for many of its activities.
Timebank Auckland Central is currently becoming more involved in GHub events and activities (e.g. repair cafe, swap session).
Timebank Auckland Central goals
The goal of Timebank Auckland Central is to build supportive networks in our community by facilitating the sharing of skills and resources using time-credits as the currency.
We create lots of different interesting events where we might share skills or learn new things and of course have fun together.
Timebank Meet ups
On the first and third Tuesday of the month we have an in-person catch up at Gribblehirst Hub. Each evening will have a different focus, such as:
- Skills discovery session – where we consider different skills we may have and how we can share them within the timebank;
- Planning for upcoming events – these events could be timebank or member lead initiatives;
- How to help timebank community groups – consider ways timebank members can help timebank groups;
- Members skills share – learning and having fun;
- Shared dinners – a social evening meeting, greeting, sharing news, and talking ideas and exchanges.
All about lemons evening
On this evening a member shared different things to do with lemons and then we shared a lemon infused dinner.
Earn and spend time-credits
Timebank members earn time-credits by helping other members in the Timebank. They can also earn time-credits by helping Gribblehirst initiatives and by working with existing community groups. Members spend time-credits on anything which is offered by members as well as on items donated to the Timebank.
Ofel is a regular Timebank Tuesday attendee, frequent exchanger and has assisted the development of our timebank with her planning and editing skills. She has a passion to empower and support others to envision their happy lives and pave the way towards it.
Isaac has been a star timebank member since the beginning. He is part vision holder, occasional co-host and regular event supporter. As well as our timebank he contributes to many wider community projects. His warm, calm and thoughtful presence makes his advice valuable as he notices things that others might miss. He is a developing artist and has hosted an art evening for Timebank.
Peter is our warm and delightful older gent who regularly joins our in-person events. Through the timebank he offers his mechanical skills, shares his scones and rice pudding at dinners, and has many passions from bees to trains. He’s always up for an interesting conversation.
Janet aka “resourceful Janet” is one of our most active timebank exchangers, a regular to our timebank gatherings and a star at keeping the wheels of life turning without money. Janet makes things from scratch, repairs clothes for many of our members, gardens, making soil and saves seeds. She is also a great upcycler, and a wonderful workshop host, teaching members how to make homemade kombucha.
Kristen is the project lead for Timebank Auckland. Her passion is to use timebanking to help activate and support environmental and social grassroots projects and create more connection in our lives.
Debs blends her professional corporate skills with her creative and sacred ceremony skills to hold space at our timebank celebrations. Her perspective is always thoughtful and supportive and helps to create soulful community celebrations.
Jackie is one of our foundation members who has supported our timebank by hosting talks and workshops. She has hosted a talk about first aid and reflexology and cohosted many Timebank Tuesday evenings. She brings a diverse skills set as well a lovely positivity and fun to events, and is safe hands when participating in our timebank.
Martina is interested in the potential of timebanking to build community resilience. She is a champion and has introduced new people to timebanking and is a regular at Timebank Tuesday events.
Nick has been involved from the very beginning. He is a vision holder for the timebank, and regularly attends events. He has helped in many different ways, from digging holes, to holding talks about food and mushroom foraging. His law skills inform his contribution to formal aspects of the timebank. Nick is generous with his time and his humour.
A nail and pampering gathering where we had foot massages and our nails painted.
Things to hire and share
Equipment which can hired through the timebank for time-credits. Gribblehirst Hub members have access to shared Hub items such as sewing machines.