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Lyttelton, portal to Canterbury’s historic past, a vibrant sustainable community creating a living future

Meet our People

Margaret Jefferies, Chair

The work that Margaret does is based on the skills and experience gathered over many years. Margaret is a graduate in geography, music, education for ministry and teaching. She has raised a family of five and has 7 grandchildren. Margaret is also a board member of Living Economies Educational Trust. She is a team member of the Leadership in Communities (LinC) programme. 

Margaret introduced the concept of TimeBanking into New Zealand. Currently she is very involved in developing a social enterprise in collaboration for four other third sector organisations to extend the work of Project Lyttelton.

Margaret sees an important part of her role is holding a stake in the ground around values. Margaret has the ability to see emerging patterns and explore positive solutions; seeing global trends and working on solutions at a local level. 

Margaret is a speaker, mentor, facilitator, networker and a co-creator of magic!

Anne Jaiswal, General Manager

Anne started with Project Lyttelton 2 1/2 years ago in the role of General Manager. Anne has a love of being with people and has an extensive background working in various community groups through her leadership roles in nursing, adult education, civil defence emergency management, youth leadership and the outdoor education sector. Her core values of fun, integrity and care work well within the holitstic business model that PL is, and she is passionate about people fulling living life, celebrating success and following their passions. Anne is interculturally marries with one child and loves socialising with family and friends.

Wendy Everingham, Treasurer, The Garage Sale

Lucette Hindin, Secretary, Marketing & Revenue Coordinator, Farmers' Market Development Manager

Lucette has come from a career in the theatre, working with a method called group devising, in which all participants are seen as equal Photo on 24 11 15 at 7.42 amcreators and shape the work together without script or blueprint.

Her love of group work and creativity led Lucette to begin training in sociometry, an approach which is the foundation of the psychodramatic method of J.L. Moreno. Sociometry has as its goal the healthy and productive functioning of groups, families and systems. The sociometric approach is well aligned to that of Project Lyttelton: both believe that when relationships are healthy, people thrive and wonderful, fulfilling work can be done. Lucette runs her own business, Team Development, offering Organisation Development and Appreciative Inquiry.

Sue-Ellen Sandilands, Administrator, Lyttelton Commuity Garden

Jacqueline Newbound, Grow Harbour Kids/Lyttelton Community Garden

Jacqueline came to PL as the Grow Harbour Kids coordinator, having worked in Brisbane with the Stephanie Alexander kitchen Garden Programme. Passionate and knowledgeable about gardening and food Jacqueline has studied permaculture and NZ Level 3 organic Horticulture as well as working with Garden to Table in NZ to further promote kitchen gardening in schools.
 
Seeing school kitchen gardens as family community gardens Jacqueline is also passionate about promoting and developing community gardens to take knowledge of gardening and food into the wider community. Originally from the UK and having live in Australia, Jacqueline has been in NZ for over four years with her husband and three children (and cat, turtle and axolotyl).

Sarah Pritchett, Waste Matters

"I sort through the waste produced at the Lyttelton Farmers Market to ensure the recyclables are not contaminated and so we can feed the worms at the Community Garden all that great organic waste. As a result of my bin sorting I love finding new ways to inspire people to reduce their waste. I am also one of the coordinators for the Timebank, with a focus on Diamond Harbour members.

When I'm not working I can be found tramping, practising te reo Māori, drinking good coffee, baking and eating biscuits, reading fiction or hanging out at one of our wonderful local beaches. I live on the sunny side of the habour with my husband Phil, two boys Otis and Louis, 3 chickens and 3 guinea pigs."

Claire Coates, Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights

Michaela Jackson, The Garage Sale

"Hi, my name is Michaela Jackson and I have been living in Lytelton for the past three years and New Zealand for the past 13 years. I joined the Garage Sale as a volunteer and was soon employed part time. The Garage Sale offers a great opportunity fo the people of Lyttelton. I have found Lyttelton a wonderful place to live as there is a great community spirit and I feel privileged to give something to this community. The Garage Sale is a place to come to, shop, chat, have a laugh, lend a friendly smile. All welcome - please drop in."

Teresa Cameron, The Garage Sale

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Kerry Donnelly, Lyttelton Farmers Market

 Mia Michel-Bouchet, Lyttelton Farmers Market

Wi Peepe, Lyttelton Farmers Market, The Garage Sale

Juliet Adams, LIFT Library

After teaching in various countries, Juliet returned to New Zealand and settled in Lyttelton in 2007, to rejoin her children and become a grandmother. Her fulltime work in her daughter’s business came to an end with the earthquakes, and her focus changed, more towards community; joining Timebank and other groups brought many new friendships and developed wider interests. Her intellectual background helped her to contribute in various ways, the biggest being the founding of the LIFT Library, with the support of Project Lyttelton and Living Economies. The library is based in her home, where members may visit and browse the shelves, which keep on filling up with generous donations of books, magazines and DVDs. Stocks are also displayed at the Saturday Market and at regular film evenings on the library’s topics. Reading the materials in the library has led her to promote sustainability, citizens’ welfare, healthy attitudes and lifestyles, and changing the focus on money. Juliet is happier than ever, as a volunteer for Project Lyttelton and in various related groups.

Jill Larking, Lyttelton Harbour TimeBank Board of Trustees

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Chantal Jousseroud-Shirley, Board of Trustees

Ruth Targus, Board of Trustees

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