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365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 297 – Gratitude at Waikoropupu

February 18, 2011 – 8:49 pm | 4 Comments

Whilst the world of Happyzine buzzes quietly away in cyberspace, some days I go work at Waikoropupu Springs.  You’ve got to go there.  If you’ve been there before, go again, it’s easy to forget how …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 296 – Wonder Woman’s Back in the Hood!

February 17, 2011 – 9:19 pm |

According to this stuff article, she’s making a come back.  In a different voluptuous woman’s body of course, but still, the great one returns.  I loved wonder woman as a child.  She was just so …

Happy Tails and Purr-fect Endings at the SPCA

February 16, 2011 – 9:10 pm |

Love was in the air as over 630 lucky animals found their forever homes this Valentine’s Weekend at the SPCA Second Chance for Love adopt-a-thon sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.
36 SPCA centres across …

Kids Help Hoiho! Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust’s Limerick Competition

February 16, 2011 – 9:05 pm |

As part of the Trust’s new For Kids website section the YEPT is holding a limerick competition during Seaweek, open to all students.
Kids can create a five-line limerick that describes how we can best …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 295 – Clarity During the Takaka Crossing

February 16, 2011 – 9:00 pm |

The Takaka Hill.  Have you ever experienced it?  If you’ve driven to Golden Bay, in the North West of the South Island, you’ve crossed it.  Some call it the Marble Mountain.  It’s shot through with …

Wind Power, Zero Energy Homes, Power Conservation and Local Production Hailed As A Great Mix in New Zealand Green Energy Challenge

February 15, 2011 – 10:37 pm |
Wind Power, Zero Energy Homes, Power Conservation and Local Production Hailed As A Great Mix in New Zealand Green Energy Challenge

Rather than choosing one answer to New Zealand’s increasing demand for power, a group of energy experts on the judges panel for the green energy design challenge ‘Wild Energy’ have ruled that a cluster of …

Love birds, save trees: Kereru Discovery Project takes flight with fresh funding in the Year of Forests

February 15, 2011 – 5:57 pm |

A project to help Kereru and native forests thrive once more throughout the Wellington region has received new funding today from the Nikau Foundation with the generous support of the Willscott Endowment Fund, …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 294 – Dolphin for a Moment

February 15, 2011 – 5:00 pm |

Most glorious moment of today?  Actually there were quite a few … but to pluck just one fine moment from today’s selection : swimming in a friend’s swimming pool, on a hot, hot day, and …

Kāpiti Coast’s Greenest Street: Homemade Cleaning Products Get Thumbs-up

February 15, 2011 – 3:44 pm | 4 Comments

Blog 4: by Stacey Gasson
When Kylie Jurgensen buys household cleaning products her list is refreshingly simple: baking soda, borax, washing soda, Sunlight soap, white vinegar, and eucalyptus or tea tree oil. Kylie has been making …

Business Profile: Introducing Enspiral

February 15, 2011 – 3:17 pm |

Enspiral started just over a year ago with a clear purpose – “Help people who want to change the world find high paying contracts so they have the time and money to do the work …

The Habits of Happiness – Are They Learnable?

February 14, 2011 – 10:48 am |

Research from the field of positive psychology is now showing that happiness, and its extended family, for example, joy, calm, pride, hope and love do not appear randomly in individuals. There are certain characteristic ways …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 293 – Wild Energy’s Happy (Fascinating) Conclusion

February 14, 2011 – 10:00 am |

It’s been all on folks – the judges made their decision about Wild Energy and chose not one but a cluster of winners.  True to Happyzine form we went all creative and decided to do …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 292 – Ebook Launching and New April Facebook Page for Green Go Getters

February 14, 2011 – 12:02 am |

Well my friends, tis mid-night 13th of February 2011 and I have not managed to get this blog in before the end of the day.  But that’s ok, I readily forgive myself as there have …

Green Future “Possible for All of Us” Says Author of New Positive Thinking, Green Ebook

February 13, 2011 – 11:54 pm |

An exciting bright green future is possible for all of us, according to the New Zealand based author of a new ‘fun, green’ ebook, who says “it’s only a matter of believing it”.
Charlotte Squire, who …

Your Conscious Life 5: The Joy of Discovery

February 12, 2011 – 11:01 pm |

But when a man finds delight
within himself and feels inner joy
and pure contentment in himself,
there is nothing more to be done.
The Bhagavad-Gita
Twelve days ago, following a month when I felt unusually flat, I started a …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 291 – Saun the Sheep

February 12, 2011 – 11:00 pm | One Comment

Have any of you come across a strange yet engaging phenomena called ‘Saun the Sheep’?  Made by the same people who produced Wallace and Grommit this kiddie’s series is a must see.  It’s hilarious!
There are …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 290 – The Joy of Time-fames and Achieving Our Green Dreams

February 11, 2011 – 8:48 pm |
365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 290 – The Joy of Time-fames and Achieving Our Green Dreams

As some of you may know, I’ve been amazingly inspired by a goal getters group that I’m participating in via facebook right now.  Thanks to this group and last month’s confidence building successes within the …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 289 – Announcing the 31 Days of Fun and Chillaxed Green Goal Achievement this April

February 10, 2011 – 7:30 pm |

I am now on a mission to share my new ebook ‘Ten Ways to Chillax and Have Fun As You Live Your Green Dreams’ with people all around the planet because I think there’s a …

Celestial Gardener

February 10, 2011 – 3:28 pm | 3 Comments

As a child, I remember hearing of Gardening by the Moon, and imagining our neighbour – Mr Yates, because he was the only gardener I knew – beavering away in his strawberry patch, to the …

Grow You Good Things!

February 9, 2011 – 8:05 pm |

ReGeneration Summer Jam
By Billy Matheson
Last month 120 young leaders from around New Zealand gathered at the Living Springs conference centre near Governors Bay. The week long retreat was called ReGeneration Summer Jam and is the …

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