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  • Reply to: Timebanking great for local community...   3 days 6 hours ago

    i had a fabulous massage with Philippa. Highly recommend .

  • Reply to: First Learning Exchange, Lincoln   8 months 2 weeks ago

    Hi Thea,

    Am I eligible for a half credit by advertising offers for the first time. How many credits shall I charge for them.

    Thanks Julie

  • Reply to: First Learning Exchange, Lincoln   11 months 4 days ago

    Bring a plate...and some hard boiled eggs (locally sourced of course!) for painting.

    Family friendly 

    Bring a box of excess household goods to sell for credtis or swap (books, kitchen excessories, tools etc)

    We'll be advertising your offers and wants in a fun way througout the evening.

    Smile - This is in preparation of a three day weekend of Easter fun!

    RSVP [email protected]

  • Reply to: Timebanking great for local community...   1 year 1 month ago

    I had the most divine massage today from Philippa Gibson in Rolleston. Between the warm towels, the relaxed space and Philippa's lovely manner I was delighted to revel in some self care after a busy week sorting stuff and moving furniture to sooth my aching muscles. Revived and relaxed - I couldn't recommend Philippa's service more highly. Definitely will be back. Thank you Philippa! - Anneleise

  • Reply to: Timebanking great for local community...   1 year 5 months ago

    What a great session we had on Saturday with Helen Rapp, the Rubbish Whisperer. She gave us an insight into where the use of plastics is impacting on the environment and that every piece of plastic that we discard has the potential to end up in the oceans and affect marine life. Trays used for meat at the supermarket are virtually non-biodegradable and will be in the landfill for centuries. A better option is the biodegradable ones made from potato starch. A good option is to take your own container to the butcher. Indeed your own container for the sushi, Chinese or Indian meal. Off course we try now–a -days to take our cotton bags to the supermarket. We learned that most of the plastic items used in our home can be replaced by biodegradable products. She suggested using wooden products such as toothbrushes, pens, dish-scrubs which are all biodegradable and to use glass instead of plastic containers. Helen had some neat bags that can be used when buying produce instead of tearing a bag off the roll. These are cotton drawstring bags which can be reused again and again. She has not used glad wrap for many years and uses special bees-wax treated paper which is reusable and clings neatly around your left-overs in the fridge. Our aim is now to replace items s they wear out with biodegradable ones. We will actively compost as much as possible. Soft plastics for recycling are being saved and these can be left at the green bin outside the front door of the Lincoln New World.. There is a web site that has the Rubbish Whisperer products available at

  • Reply to: Timebanking great for local community...   1 year 6 months ago

    Are you new to Timebank and want to know how the system and the website work? Or you have been a member for a while and want to brush up on your understanding of Timebank? Send us an email and tell us which day of the week and what time usually suit you best, and we will set up a meeting for you and others to ask all your questions. We usually hold sessions in Rolleston and Lincoln.  You will even earn a full time credit for this! Hope to see you soon..



  • Reply to: Timebanking great for local community...   2 years 3 months ago

    Hi, I just wanted to let fellow timebankers know of an exceptional place to use their credits. I recently had a massage from Thea. It was most devine , and in a very convenient location. She takes more than your muscle tension away. With a soothing touch, yet theraputic if you need a firmer technique, and a caring attitude, and an underdstanding ear, you will come out feeling SO much better in mind body and soul and keen to earn some more credits in order to return. Thank you SO much Thea : )


  • Reply to: Timebanking great for local community...   2 years 9 months ago
  • Reply to: Prebbleton   3 years 4 months ago

    The Anglican Parish of Halswell/Prebbleton 
    Location: All Saints Church, Blakes Road

    First Saturday of each month 10am-1pm

    Come along and enjoy a country market in Prebbleton.  Crafts, produce, food, second-hand goods etc.  Bring a friend and we will see you there.

    Sellers - second hand, produce, craft and community groups welcome. Bookings essential, sites $15. Contact Prebbleton Market ph 021 238 2775 or email [email protected]

  • Reply to: Rolleston   3 years 7 months ago

    Rolleston Envirotown Market

    Location: Rolleston Square

    Rolleston Envirotown Market is a community event held on the second Sunday of the month at Rolleston Square from 10 am to 1 pm. If raining, the event is held outside the shops under the eaves.

    Some of the stalls that feature at Rolleston Envirotown Market: Broadfield Mushrooms, Ellesmere Callas, Lassad Ltd, Skinners Apiaries and Robbie's Patch.

  • Reply to: Neighbourhoods   3 years 8 months ago

    Enviro Ellesmere invites families to attend our hands on creative kidsfest workshops on enviro themes such as...

    Kitchen alternatives: Have you heard of a solar oven? Try out enviro friendly alternatives and take some of your experiments home (5th July)

    Gardening ideas: get ready for spring and summer growing with these project ideas (7th and 9th July)

    Wood turning- without power- using a pole lathe (12th July)

    Wind turbines: An introduction, are you interested in finding out how they work? Even making one? (19th July)

    All activities $1 per person, bookings & caregiver required.

    Contact Jade on 022 670 3101

    [email protected]