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Seven reasons it’s an awesome idea to become a volunteer paying member of Happyzine!

February 19, 2012 – 8:29 pm | 2 Comments

Wanna be part of some awesome change here in New Zealand?  Join a growing community of people who are donating what ever they can afford to Happyzine on a regular basis and help change the …

The lazy way to go green: paint your roof white!

February 19, 2012 – 4:13 pm | 3 Comments

Oooh!  Don’t you love a good, easy way to help the planet!  We all live under a roof, let’s paint ‘em white.  Happyzine supports the New Zealand White Roofs project, which is run by Auckland based …

Forest & Bird launches nationwide kereru count today

February 19, 2012 – 3:52 pm | One Comment

Forest & Bird media release for immediate use
 
Forest & Bird launches nationwide kereru count today
 
Forest & Bird today launches a nationwide survey of kereru. The inaugural Kereru Count allows the public to contribute tothe national …

British Green Art Designer Creates life-Sized ‘Family’ from Waste Plastic Bottles

February 19, 2012 – 3:49 pm | 11 Comments

Sarah Turner has been busy the past 2 months hand making a life-sized family made from waste plastic bottles for Light Night Nottingham.
The event was a fantastic success with Sarah’s Plastic Bottle Family a main …

The Green Living Show – 12th and 13th May 2012

February 19, 2012 – 3:43 pm |

Friday 17 February, 2012
 
The Green Living Show is back – New Zealand’s only green show is bigger and better than ever.
 
This free event has lots of variety with a fantastic opportunity for the fashion and …

International Self-Esteem expert to speak in Auckland

February 19, 2012 – 3:36 pm | 6 Comments

Media Release 17 February 2012
International Self-Esteem expert to speak in Auckland
Half of women around the world see family relationships as having the greatest impact on their self-esteem and 66% think they’re expected to be more …

Be part of Oxfam’s Biggest Coffee Break 2012

February 19, 2012 – 3:28 pm | One Comment

We are excitedly gearing up for Oxfam’s Biggest Coffee Break, New Zealand’s biggest celebration of fair trade.
Oxfam’s Biggest Coffee Break is enjoyed each May during Fair Trade Fortnight when people throughout the country get together …

Tauranga to lead NZ Earth Hour 2012 celebrations

February 19, 2012 – 3:24 pm |

WWF
Media Release – for immediate release
Earth Hour 2012 will take place at 8.30pm – 9.30pm on Saturday 31 March
 
The city of Tauranga will lead New Zealand’s Earth Hour celebrations this year, in special recognition of …

Ben Cauchi awarded the 2012 Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Artists Residency

February 19, 2012 – 3:21 pm |

Creative New Zealand media release
Auckland-born photographer Ben Cauchi has been awarded the 2012 Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Artists Residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.
The biennial 12-month residency is an opportunity for New Zealand …

Auckland Gospel Choir hits Auckland City!

February 19, 2012 – 3:11 pm | 11 Comments

Press Release
Media contact: Simon Matāfai – E: simonmatafai@gmail.com M: +64 21 059 2924
AUCKLAND GOSPEL CHOIR hits Auckland City!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday 16th February, 2012.
This mass choir is for all singers who love Gospel music. Free to …

Tides Rites of Passage Celebrating the transition from girl to young woman – April 9th -13th

February 19, 2012 – 3:08 pm |
Tides Rites of Passage Celebrating the transition from girl to young woman – April 9th -13th

Tides Rites of Passage Celebrating the transition from girl to young woman
A safe, powerful, transformative, educational, and moving experience for 13-16 year old girls Our programs are nature-based and community led and are run from …

Alzheimer’s – Any benefits? By Paul Smetana

February 19, 2012 – 2:58 pm |

I’ve spent about 30 years working as a Diversional Therapist and nurse in Nursing Homes, and in the community. I have been working with people who have all the various stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. While …

1000 free fruit trees for Auckland, free and fresh fruit for communities

February 16, 2012 – 9:16 pm | One Comment

Press Release: Mount Eden Village People
1000 free fruit trees for Auckland, free and fresh fruit for communities
The ‘Fruit Trees for Auckland 1 ’ group continues to drive awareness for sustainable practises throughout Auckland by providing …

Is this the shortcut to being compassionate?

February 16, 2012 – 9:08 pm |

Is this the shortcut to being compassionate?
When you feel good, you do good.
It’s the unknown short cut to compassionate care, the untrodden path to helping others, is another way to put it … and it’s …

Butterflies to cheer Canterbury

February 16, 2012 – 8:56 pm |

Monarch Butterfuly NZ Trust
Monarch butterflies are flying to Christchurch from all over the country in time for the 22 February commemoration of the 2011 earthquake.
“We asked ourselves what we could do to help the …

Eggs – From Super Bad to Super Food! By Joel Le Blanc

February 13, 2012 – 4:28 pm | One Comment

Eggs – From Super Bad to Super Food!
If you have ever felt pangs of guilt, desire and confusion over your plate of eggs benedict, then you are not alone. Many generations of people have had …

Fuel your work as a Changemaker, join the Deep Discovery Conversations – with Rose Diamond

February 13, 2012 – 4:22 pm |

Join me to create TRUE WEALTH together.
Are you looking for information, inspiration, encouragement and good company as you do your work as a change maker?
Perhaps you know it’s time to get more involved and active but …

The false security of unhappiness by Paul Smetana

February 13, 2012 – 3:59 pm | 3 Comments

I just don’t get it!
When I’m in my feel good mood, there’s no better place to be, and my life is better in so many ways. But oddly enough when I’m unhappy, I annoyingly resist changing to …

Kiwi Volunteer’s Wanted in Nigeria

February 13, 2012 – 3:10 pm | One Comment

Michelia Ward (the Development Manager at Trade Aid) is on a mission to find some Kiwi volunteers to help out at BERUDA -  a rural development organisation in Cameroon, helping the poor to help themselves. …

Forest & Bird launches updated Best Fish Guide

February 13, 2012 – 2:52 pm |

Wednesday, 8 February 2012 – Wellington
Forest & Bird media release – Embargoed until 2.45pm Wednesday 8 February
Forest & Bird launches updated Best Fish Guide
Forest & Bird today launched the latest edition of its Best Fish …

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