This research project began in February 2011. It fulfilled the requirements of a PhD in Anthropology, at the University of Otago in Dunedin. I embarked on this research after hearing about Time Banking at the PiNZ (Permaculture in New Zealand) Hui in Raglan, in April 2010. I set up this blog primarily as a way to share knowledge and communicate with members and co-ordinators of Time Banks around New Zealand. Of course we here in Aotearoa New Zealand are keen to hear from Time Banking researchers and enthusiasts around the world, please feel welcome to share your comments with us.