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Margaret Jefferies, of Christchurch, MNZM, for services to the community

Margaret Jefferies, of Christchurch, MNZM, for services to the community

Margaret Jefferies is Chair of Project Lyttelton, a grass-roots organisation engaged in innovative community projects. She introduced the Lyttelton Harbour TimeBank, in which people in the community can trade their skills and time on an equal basis. The TimeBank has around 780 members and has inspired the establishment of 30 other time banks around New Zealand. Ms Jefferies is a member of the Leadership in Communities programme and a Board member of Living Economies Educational Trust. She chaired the Lyttelton community radio station, helped set up the Lyttelton Harbour Business Association, and set up three national conferences looking at spirituality in the workplace.

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