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Time Bank
Time Bank System

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Administrator Information
Name Julie Lee
E-mail Address timebank@lyttelton.net.nz
Position / Job Title Time Bank Member Co-ordinator
First Language English
Organization Project Lyttelton
Organization Type Community-Based Organization (Unregistered)
URL Address www.lyttelton.net.nz
Currency System Information
Status Operating
Year the System was Started 2005
Community Lyttelton
City / Urban Area Christchurch
Country New Zealand
Medium of Exchange Check, Member Card, Telephone, or Internet
Unit of Value Units of Time
Valuation Non-Contract Agreement to Exchange Services
Cost-Recovery Mechanism
  1. FREE - No Charge
Source of Funding External Funding
Purpose for Establishing System All reasons
Size of Membership 180
Population of Area Served by System 4,000
Estimated Yearly Operating Budget Internal Currency: 50,000
Main Goods and Services Traded
  1. Community Activities
  2. Group Working Bees
  3. Companionship
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