Te Pokapū Tiaki Taiao
(Far North Environment Centre)
Working Towards a Brighter Future
Bringing people and the environment together in the Far North
The Eco Centre on Bank Street offers a central hub for Te Pokapū Tiaki Taiao o Te Tai Tokerau to connect with the community. It is a physical location for the Trust’s endeavours, local groups and shop and creates a means for continuous community engagement.
Drawing on a strong tradition of Kaitiakitanga or stewardship, the Eco Centre is at the heart of a growing network of locals trying to improve their footprint on the earth.
The Eco Centre shop stocks a range of sustainable and environmentally friendly, locally and nationally made products.
By supporting local businesses, we can develop a circular economy – “recycling” money back into our area. So, if you are a business with a focus on environmental or naturally made products, we would love to see how we can work with you.
Many thanks to our funders during 2020: COGS, LW Nelson Trust, Lottery Grants, Pub Charities, FDNC - Community Board Funding, FDNC Creative Communities Scheme, FDNC, Catholic Caring Foundation Grant, Foundation North Community Grant, Oxford Sports Trust and Yoifest for their support which enables us to keep our doors open and our projects going.
HOURS & INFO
09 408 1086
Open Tuesday to Friday 10am till 3pm
Last Saturday of the month 10am-1pm
Te Pokapū Tiaki Taiao O Te Tai Tokerau Trust
Chairperson: Ian Kaihe-Wetting
Secretary: Annina Reugger
Treasurer: Paula Walker
Trustees: Lynn Wytenbroek (stc)
Lynda McGrory-Ward (stc)
Funding & Finance: Donna King email@example.com
Social Media: Shona Macdonald firstname.lastname@example.org
Website & Advertising: Ken Spence email@example.com
EcoCentre: Paula Walker. firstname.lastname@example.org
Anō Anō: Merryn Grace email@example.com
Lyn Vos firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaitāia Cycle: Waikarere Gregory email@example.com
Māra Kai O Te Hapori: Lynn Wytenbroek firstname.lastname@example.org
Tai Tokerau Timebank
Paula Walker & Anna Dunford, Regional Coordinators
Tai Tokerau Timebank
c/o EcoCentre Kaitāia
Shop 5/42 Commerce Street, Kaitāia 0410 (door on Bank Street)
Te Hiku: Caryl Doherty Walker email@example.com
Whangaroa-Kerikeri: Barbara Belger firstname.lastname@example.org
Te Pēwhairangi/Bay of Islands: seeking a new coordinator
Kaikohe-Hokianga: seeking a new coordinator
Whangārei-Coastal North: Janey Pares Edney email@example.com
Kaipara & Whangārei West: Viv Christensen firstname.lastname@example.org
If there's currently no local coordinator in your area please contact Paula Walker email@example.com
Please note we all work part time so a reply may not be the same day
Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Non-Profit Organization forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.
Timebank Regional Coordinator
I became a timebanker in May 2013 and have been involved with timebank admin for the vast majority of the time since and there aren't many tasks I haven't done. When Kaitāia TimeBank morphed into Tai Tokerau Timebank in 2019 I stepped into the new Regional Coordinator role. Unsurprisingly I do the admin at a regional level, and I'm also involved in the timebank coordinator communities nationally and internationally, and I'm the main link between the coordination team, the Trust's management team and Board members. It's also my job to put these newsletters out each month and try to keep the timebank website up to date and relevant.
I was asked recently what drew me to timebanking? Probably the concept of everyone's time being of equal worth, finding a non-monetary way to be a part of the community to get things done, and building stronger resilient community networks.
As an immigrant (from the UK) it has been a great way to connect with my community, and I've made some great friends through my involvement with timebank and the Trust's other projects. I live in Kaitāia, so can often be found in Anō Anō upcycling the textiles we divert from landfill. It's great getting to hang out with others working towards a zero waste/low impact lifestyle and supporting each other on our journeys.I was asked recently what drew me to timebanking? Probably the concept of everyone's time being of equal worth, finding a non-monetary way to be a part of the community to get things done, and building stronger resilient community networks.
As an immigrant (from the UK) it has been a great way to connect with my community, and I've made some great friends through my involvement with timebank and the Trust's other projects. I live in Kaitāia, so can often be found in Anō Anō upcycling the textiles we divert from landfill. It's great getting to hang out with others working towards a zero waste/low impact lifestyle and supporting each other on our journeys.
“You can spend your whole life traveling around the world searching for the Garden of Eden, or you can create it in your backyard.”