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 Te Pokapū Tiaki Taiao

(Far North Environment Centre)

Working Towards a Brighter Future

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Eco Centre

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

42 Commerce Street, shop 5
Kaitaia 0410
(entrance on Bank Street)

09 408 1086

info@ecocentre.co.nz
Open Tuesday to Friday  10am till 3pm
Last Saturday of the month  10am-1pm

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Te Pokapū Tiaki Taiao O Te Tai Tokerau Trust

Chairperson:    Ian Kaihe-Wetting

Secretary:        Annina Reugger

Treasurer:        Paula Walker

Trustees:         Lynn Wytenbroek 

                         Erik Kaihe-Wetting

                         Merryn Grace 


 

Contractors

Operations Manager:            Jo Shanks                         info@ecocentre.co.nz     jo@cbec.co.nz    

Funding & Finance:               Donna King                       info@ecocentre.co.nz   

 

Social Media:                         Shona Macdonald.           shonalynnmacdonald@gmail.com

Website & Advertising:        Ken Spence                       teesider61@gmail.com    

 

EcoCentre:                             Paula Walker.                    info@ecocentre.co.nz    

 

Anō Anō:                                Merryn Grace                    merrrynsjourney@gmail.com    

                                                 Lyn Vos                              lynjvv@gmail.com    

                                                 Wendy Graydon

 

Kaitāia Cycle:                          Waikarere Gregory          tuituiart@hotmail.com    

 

Māra Kai O Te Hapori:            Lynn Wytenbroek           lwytenbroek@yahoo.com        

                                                   Anna Tripp

                                                   Jade Oné-Baxter

Repair Cafe.                             Shona Macdonald.          repaircafekaitaia@gmail.com

 

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)

www.taitokerautimebank.org www.facebook.com/taitokerautimebank

Local coordinators

Te Hiku:                                               Caryl Doherty Walker caryldw.tttimebank@gmail.com

Whangaroa-Kerikeri:                        Barbara Belger barbara.tttimebank@gmail.com

Te Pēwhairangi/Bay of Islands:     seeking a new coordinator
Kaikohe-Hokianga:                          seeking a new coordinator

Whangārei-Coastal North:            Janey Pares Edney janeype.tttimebank@gmail.com 

Kaipara & Whangārei West:          Viv Christensen viv.tttimebank@gmail.com 

 

If there's currently no local coordinator in your area please contact Paula Walker paula.tttimebank@gmail.com

Please note we all work part time so a reply may not be the same day

With Thanks to our Funders: LW Nelson Charitable Trust, Lottery Northland Community Grant, FDNC - Community Board Funding, Pub Charity and Lottery Support for Volunteering Fund.

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With Thanks to our Funders:

Catholic Caring Foundation Grant and Community Organisations Grants Scheme COGS Far North.

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With Thanks to our Funders:
Oxford Sports Trust , Lottery Support for Volunteering Fund and FNDC.

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Anō Anō is the door to the right of the EcoCentre, at 5-6 Bank St, Kaitāia.

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 an exciting collaboration between The Good Life Projects, CBEC Eco Solutions and Plastic Free Te Hiku

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Our Team

Pure Professionalism

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.

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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.

Soup Kitchen

“You can spend your whole life traveling around the world searching for the Garden of Eden, or you can create it in your backyard.”

 Khang Kijarro Nguyen

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