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Happyzine 2015 = exciting times ahead

January 1, 2015 – 1:10 pm |

Kia Ora from the human beans of Happyzine!
We are excited  to say, although things didn’t unfold as planned (what is that saying about God laughing at plans) we are looking forward to sharing some of …

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Bringing you solutions focused stories this 2015

January 1, 2015 – 1:36 pm |

We know that for every challenge in life, there are multiple solutions.  We intend to have fun this year sharing our solutions focused stories with you.

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Wellington based Happyzine reader and writer Rebeka Whale.

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You are the solution, honey bunny.

December 18, 2014 – 4:54 pm | 2 Comments

Charlotte Squire argues that for every problem there is a solution, and asks for crowd support to relaunch her solutions focused news website Happyzine in the new year.
As a journo for a large daily newspaper, …

Golden Bay Spice Girls group step up for good news website

December 2, 2014 – 8:19 am |

A Golden Bay spice girls dance group have vowed to break out their best moves if 70,000 people like a Kiwi good news site on facebook.
The group, made up of a mix of Golden Bay residents …

Make a New Years Pledge to kickstart Happyzine’s relaunch 2015!

November 27, 2014 – 12:01 pm |

We want to relaunch Happyzine.co.nz – New Zealand’s solutions focused, environmentally supportive, good news website this January 1st 2015.  And we need the crowd support to prove you want it too!

Pledge to do something Kind, crazy …

Happyzine launches video to inspire new beginnings in 2015

November 17, 2014 – 11:52 am |

What if?
What if there was a daily good news website with brains, just for Kiwis? One you could check out each morning over your cup of tea so you could start the day feeling good …

Happyzine to relaunch 2015 with crowd support

November 17, 2014 – 11:29 am |

In the spirit of optimism, a Golden Bay writer is relaunching her good news website with a new group of Kiwi writers, saying the daily media site will lead to positive change for the planet.
Happyzine.co.nz founder Charlotte Squire …

Upcycling Christmas trees in the Hutt

October 7, 2014 – 11:57 am |

With Christmas approaching, how about a creative upcycling idea for your Christmas tree?
Hutt City Council are calling for entries to their ReTree Festival, a Recycled and Crafted Christmas Tree Exhibition
The Council has teamed up with …

Design student inspires with up-cycling exhibition and workshops

October 1, 2014 – 10:01 am |

Otago Polytechnic
An Otago Polytechnic student is creating beautiful, practical furniture and furnishings from unwanted objects that would otherwise be cast aside – and she wants to encourage others to do the same.
Third-year Bachelor of Design …

Massive city wide garage sale with a musical note, in Sydney

September 22, 2014 – 8:19 am |

Over the ditch a massive city wide garage sale is going down next month. The event is fully supported by Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore. Wouldn’t it be nice to a city wide garage sale in …

World wide trend to ban the plastic bag: interactive map

August 25, 2014 – 6:15 pm |

By Tami Wyness
World wide plastic bag use is being discouraged and banned.  The devastating environmental impact that plastic bags use has is being taken seriously in governments all over the world from Uganda to Australia.
As …

Playing for Change: connecting the world through music

August 25, 2014 – 6:12 pm |

On September 20th musicians and music lovers will gather on stages, street corners, and schools for a global day of action to bring music into the lives of children and to promote positive social change …

Blog: holding a flame of hope in the face of Gaza

August 12, 2014 – 9:59 am |

Tami Wyness talks about reclaiming her optmism despite following the news on Gaza.
The other day a friend stated she wanted to hear the news because she thought it would be a good idea to know …

Experience art in the dark in Auckland

August 11, 2014 – 4:35 pm |


Celery Productions present
13 – 16 November.
Celebrating its fifth year and now widely regarded as an arts-institution within Auckland, ART IN THE DARK 2014 returns to illuminate every nook …

Swedish waste: 99% recycled

August 11, 2014 – 4:33 pm |

99% Recycled!
Ka pai Sweden, love Happyzine.
The official Swedish website, https://sweden.se/, proudly states that:
“Less than one per cent of Sweden’s household waste ends up in a rubbish dump. The rest is recycled in different ways.”
They are …

Dance at dawn to a super-duper full moon this Monday

August 8, 2014 – 8:44 am |

Super-duper-moon expected Monday morning
University of Canterbury
August 8, 2014
A super-duper-moon which is bigger and brighter than any other full moon visible this year will appear on Monday (August 11) morning when the full moon reaches its closest point to Earth.
When …

Rare footage captured of tuatara hatching

August 4, 2014 – 10:43 am |

Victoria University
4 August 2014
Rare footage captured of tuatara hatching
Extremely rare footage of a tuatara hatching has been filmed at Victoria University of Wellington. Last to hatch, the egg was one of 23 being incubated in captivity …

Disability no limit for youth on Queenstown adventure

July 30, 2014 – 9:43 am |

Blog by: Matt Alpe
Over four action-packed days in one of New Zealand’s most stunning locations in Queenstown, nine youth with disabilities from Auckland and Christchurch truly pushed their limits and overcame their fears. This journey proved that an …

City of Sydney to lead global climate network

July 11, 2014 – 8:12 am |

The City of Sydney’s leading credentials on climate change action have been boosted by news that it will now head an international network of global cities looking at energy efficiency.
The City is a founding member …

Project Twin Streams Glen Eden | Matariki Planting Day

June 30, 2014 – 8:11 am |

Matariki is the Māori name for the small cluster of stars in the Taurus constellation that rise during the New Zealand winter. Matariki has always been an important time in the Māori calendar. For early …

Taking the light road to a cooler future

June 19, 2014 – 1:34 pm |

Pale surfaces may pave the way to a cooler future for our cities, with a new City of Sydney trial exploring the potential for light-coloured pavement to reduce temperatures in surrounding areas.
The ‘urban heat island …

EPA rejects application for mining off southern Taranaki coast

June 19, 2014 – 1:11 pm |

A small victory is being celebrated by environmental groups this week with the news that the Environment Protection Authority have rejected an application to mine ironsands from the ocean floor off the coast of southern …