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Join Conscious Consumer’s online flash mob and spark a thunderclap June 3rd

May 24, 2015 – 6:25 pm |

“On the third of June we’re launching one of NZ’s largest crowdfunding campaigns – #CountMeIn – to help build a revolutionary idea that will transform every dollar you spend into a vote for a better …

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Help 50 keen Dunedin youth experience street art with We Are the Future theme

May 22, 2015 – 6:00 am |

Last year's 2014 Youth Week Mural Be the ChangeDunedin youth will work alongside three artists to paint a 67 meter long mural in South Dunedin, if they can generate the funding on pledgeme in time.

The Malcam Trust and local artists are collaborating  with the community to paint the Donaghy’s Rope wall at Bathgate Park for Youth Week 2015.

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The passionate young artists come from the Malcam Trust, Dunedin Community College, Dunedin Training Centre, SWITCH youth services, Kings High School  and Bathgate Park School.  They are keen to give back to their community through doing what they love.

Local artist’s Aroha Novak, Guy Howard- Smith and James Bellaney will work with the youth to come  up with representations reflecting this year’s Youth Week theme of “We are the Future,” which they will then paint up on the wall during Youth Week, 23rd- 31st May.
The PledgeMe campaign ends today at 5pm.
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Climate friendly Sydney uses recycled printer toner in roads

May 21, 2015 – 1:53 pm |

Australia’s first carbon neutral city is trialing a new environmentally-friendly asphalt blend on city roads that uses old printer toner.
 
Australia’s first carbon neutral council is trialing a new environmentally-friendly asphalt blend on city roads that uses …

Father and son complete week of fasting to raise awareness about climate change, say the solution is to listen

May 20, 2015 – 8:06 pm |

The instigator of a week long public fast in Blenheim, says the solutions to climate change are to listen and take action.

Long time resident Bill McEwan  and his son Melbourne-based film and television assistant director Robbie McEwan staged …

Student visions are turned to reality for five NZ schools

May 15, 2015 – 11:22 am |

The winners of Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s Wall Worthy competition have been named and are set to Paint New Zealand Beautiful.
In its 5th year, the Wall Worthy competition celebrates our communities, local legends and unheard …

New centre opens doors for mokopuna with intellectual disabilities in Otahuhu

May 13, 2015 – 3:44 pm |

With a view to creating an inclusive environment for people of all walks of life to participate in healthy, social activities, Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust are opening up a community lifestyle centre in Otahuhu, Auckland.
Kaupapa …

Common sense prevails at new Auckland organic shop

May 11, 2015 – 7:19 pm |

Times are a change’n in Auckland.  Five questions with co-owner of new Auckland Common Sense organic shop Marion Wood
1.  Where’s your new shop located exactly?
284 Dominion Road – just in front of the Valley Road …

Champion swimmer with the right Attitude

May 7, 2015 – 6:00 am |

Born blind without irises in both eyes, Paralympic swimmer Mary Fisher has won gold medals, world championships and set records. But of all her achievements, she says winning the 2014 Attitude Youth and Attitude ACC …

Winners of Good Food Boost mentoring programme have international flavour

May 5, 2015 – 6:00 am |

Four emerging ‘good’ food and beverage companies, with products hailing from different countries, have won a competition to receive mentoring from some of New Zealand’s top food business experts.
The Good Food Boost mentoring programme, run …

Sports field painting design contains info from stats and ideas collected from local community

May 5, 2015 – 6:00 am |

Siv B Fjærestad has worked with Letting Space and in partnership with Wellington City Council to create an enormous artwork on the fields of Macalister and Liardet Street Parks, Berhampore: a dynamic colourful backdrop for …

Self sufficient couple in Golden Bay take out national eat local prize

May 4, 2015 – 6:33 pm |
Self sufficient couple in Golden Bay take out national eat local prize

Ten teams around New Zealand are breaking out the lentils and tucking into the chocolate right now after living for 30 days on nothing but locally grown food.
The Happyzine Eat Local Challenge, where people ate …

Eat Local Challenge round up – Sarah the Gardener

May 4, 2015 – 2:43 pm |

By Sarah O’Neil of team ‘Sarah the Gardener and her Reluctant Diggers’ – based in Waikato.

Kiwis eating food grown and produced within a 200 km radius for 30 days of April in the Happyzine Eat Local …

The last day – local eating Christine signs off with a great choko recipe

May 4, 2015 – 2:41 pm |

Christine Paris is eating food grown and produced within a 200 km radius for 30 days of April in the Happyzine Eat Local Challenge.
         
My last day on the challenge.  I bought bananas …

The Green Team’s last days of eating local

May 4, 2015 – 2:30 pm |

By Jizzy Green, Katikati, Bay of Plenty
Kiwis eating food grown and produced within a 200 km radius for 30 days of April in the Happyzine Eat Local Challenge.

Day 29
A significant day.  Our daughter’s 20th birthday celebration.  Also, …

Mission complete: Happyzine Eat Local Challenge

April 30, 2015 – 8:22 pm |
Mission complete: Happyzine Eat Local Challenge

The 2015 Happyzine Eat Local Challenge has come to a close, with ten Kiwi teams attempting to live off a diet of food grown within a 200 kilometre radius, for the 30 days of April.
Teams …

Mel makes Natacha’s Local Ratatouille

April 30, 2015 – 8:04 pm |

By Melanie Walker, Tukurua
Kiwis eating food grown and produced within a 200 km radius for 30 days of April in the Happyzine Eat Local Challenge.

I found a rogue zucchini in the garden and had a very …

Melanie’s local and homemade pizza saves the day

April 30, 2015 – 7:57 pm |

By Melanie Walker, Tukurua
Kiwis eating food grown and produced within a 200 km radius for 30 days of April in the Happyzine Eat Local Challenge.
      
We spent 4 delightful calm blue and sunny hours out …

Local home food: pasta

April 30, 2015 – 7:55 pm |

By Natacha Lee, Gisborne 
Kiwis eating food grown and produced within a 200 km radius for 30 days of April in the Happyzine Eat Local Challenge.

Yes, still eating local. Not always, I’m not perfect, but definitely working …

Are we there yet? End of the local food challenge

April 30, 2015 – 7:30 pm |

By Jizzy Green, Katikati, Bay of Plenty
Kiwis eating food grown and produced within a 200 km radius for 30 days of April in the Happyzine Eat Local Challenge.
Day 27
I have felt like the kid in the back …

Local Food Challenge- the end is in sight!

April 30, 2015 – 6:02 pm | One Comment

Hayley and her partner Steve are Kiwis eating food grown and produced within a 200 km radius for 30 days of April in the Happyzine Eat Local Challenge.

by Hayley Gale

My reason for choosing to take part …

Jana’s gut health benefits from eating local

April 29, 2015 – 12:18 pm | One Comment

I want happy bacteria, it must be the tv add with the joyful bouncing ones. It seems to be all about digestive health, at the moment in my world.  From

Dr Libby Weavers book “The Calorie Fallacy, Stop …

Sarah the Gardener is locally romantic

April 29, 2015 – 9:47 am |

The kids went way to camp for the weekend.  I was tempted to put they can only eat locally sourced food in the dietary requirements of the consent form, but as my pen hovered over …