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June 22nd 2009

Submitted by on June 22, 2009 – 5:34 pm
 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 

 

Editor’s Pick: 

Happyzine‘s growing.  It’s shifted from Matariki - source: Te Araprimarily a weekly ezine, to being a good news website, with a weekly ezine.  Viewers are invited to check in everyday now as we’re updating the site whenever we find good news.  You can help us build Happyzine’s following by telling your friends and whanau that it exists.  And here’s a snazzy idea – well I think it is – make Happyzine your home-page so that every time you check out the net, the first thing you see is good-news.  We’ve had sixty people join up over the last week (this is great for Happyzine) so things are rolling along nicely as the optimists of New Zealand continue to discover us.  Just as I envisaged!  Ha ha ha!  The good news is spreading, and it’s exciting to have each of you with us.  Enjoy your week, strengthen your immune system, and remember to breath deep sometimes.

 
Charlotte Squire 

 

Good News Roundup

 

It’s offically mid-winter and Matariki is upon us.  Here’s an explanation of Matariki.  Check out this blog for a quick glimpse at the Matariki star constellation.  And if you’re in Wellington from the 25th of June there is an amazing Matariki festival planned.

 

Matariki Festival

Fancy a date with  a wahine who is on a mission to strengthen the mana of her people?  You can bid for this opportunity on Trade Me.  Tariana Turia is offering herself for a two hour date to help three brothers continue their sporting careers (NZ Herald).
 
Aucklanders can be proud – analysis of 215 cities shows that Auckland ranks 4th on a list of preferred places to live for migrants.
 
There are heroes are everywhere!  Three men rushed to save a man who was trapped in his car when it careered off the road in Otago (Otago Daily Times).
 
Sir Paul McCartney may rank as a hero for animals – he’s launched Meat-Free Monday to help fight climate change (Optimist World.com).
 
This project will make for lighter impact upon the planet – a co-housing community of around thirty homes in Dorset is under development, and plans are moving ahead positively.
 
Meanwhile,these two innovaters both do their bit to help people access fresh water via cheap, low tech technology
 
Onto the environment – it’s been a  Kakapofantastic breeding season for Kakapo.  Twenty six chicks are now being hand-raised in Invercargill (NZ Herald).
 
The Waitakare City council is collecting non-organic waste from the kerbside via a new user pays system, and selling it on Trade Me for well, no profit at all – but at least it’s being reused (NZ Herald).
 
Time to relax, put your feet up and learn how to save the planet – lazy style.  Learn about the Lazy Environmentalist here.
 
And will the Queen ever put her feet up?  Even Elizabeth’s doing it you know – she’s gone organic with her very own veggie patch at the palace.
 
 

SPEARHEAD THE FreshGOOD NEWS REVOLUTION: Sponsor the Happyzine radio show on ten N.Z. radio stations and help broadcast the good news up to thirty times per week across Aotearoa. 
 
 

 


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