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Article Archive for May 2016

Electric vehicle car park a first for Hutt motorists

May 31, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The region’s first electric vehicle charging station on public land has been set up by Hutt City Council.
Council has provided a free three hour car park, for vehicles plugged in to the electric vehicle charging …

Kids benefit from solar sponsorship in Wainuiomata

May 30, 2016 – 7:41 am |

 An innovative project has equipped Pukeatua Primary School in Wainuiomata with solar panels that are expected to result in significant financial savings for the low decile school.
Hutt City Council and four private sponsors have provided …

Victoria Uni student shows energy saved by retrofitting all Kiwi commercial buildings could power 330,000 homes.

May 27, 2016 – 4:00 am |

A Victoria University of Wellington study shows that retrofitting New Zealand’s commercial buildings to use less fossil fuel-generated energy could save enough energy to power many homes in the South Island.
Research from Shaan Cory, who …

Self love: one thing that makes an epic difference to the way we experience our lives, no matter how we started out

May 26, 2016 – 7:36 am |

I just posted this in the Kea Group and I wanted to share it with you too,
Love Charlotte X 
Time for a helping of self love? Today I invite you to be super mindful of the …

Victoria student’s research reveals innovative new ways to recycle waste in the Pacific using 3D printing

May 26, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Research by a Victoria University of Wellington Master’s graduand is revealing innovative new ways to recycle waste in the Pacific using 3D printing.
Lionel Taito-Matamua, who graduates this week with a Master of Design Innovation from …

Applications open for YHA youth development award

May 24, 2016 – 4:00 am |

By YHA New Zealand
New Zealand:  YHA New Zealand puts their commitment to youth personal development into action through the organisation’s annual Cora Wilding Memorial Award. The award comprises a subsidy of up to $4,000 toward the cost …

World Smokefree Day 2016 – Mangere Town Centre Celebrating Nine Years Smokefree

May 23, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Mangere residents have reason to celebrate this month with their town Centre set to commemorate nine years since it became Smokefree in 2007. ASH New Zealand invites Mangere’s local residents and wider community to come …

New York expert says parks are for mental health and strengthening community, as well as physical wellness

May 22, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Liveable cities need experience-building parks
City parks are where memories are made, couples fall in love and children grow up – according to New York City’s visionary park chief, who says well-planned open spaces encourage meaningful …

Attitude calling out for challengers

May 21, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Attitude Award winner Nick Chisholm and his wife Nicola are heading to the United States – to try and get pregnant.
The couple need an egg donor to help fulfil their dream of having a child …

Sport and Rec student walking length of New Zealand for people with disabilities

May 20, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Media release – PHAB
May 2016
Sport and Rec student walking the talk for people with disabilities
Not one to do things half-heartedly, Henek Tompson is bringing new meaning to “going the distance,” as he walks the length …

Hutt locals invited to snuggle together in their jim jams for book nights in a New Zealand first

May 19, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Readers come together in PJs for first-ever Book Night
Hutt City Libraries, in cooperation with the Book Discussion Scheme, is taking part in Book Night on Tuesday 24 May and inviting readers to join in by …

Happiness comes first

May 17, 2016 – 8:56 pm |

Research says happiness leads to success, not the other way round.
When my son was five years old I took him to school for a trial visit. All went well until he refused to leave the …

Free workshop: Ten ways to turn your life and environment into a good news story.

May 17, 2016 – 8:15 am |

Free workshop: Ten ways to turn your life and environment into a good news story. Saturday 28th May, 1-3 pm. Lead by Happyzine’s Charlotte Squire. Email: Charlotte@happyzine.co.nz to book.

YHA steps up to help save remaining 55 Māui dolphins 

May 17, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Media Release
11 May 2016
By YHA New Zealand
New Zealand – YHA New Zealand supports the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Challenge 55 to help protect the world’s rarest and smallest …

Sub Urban launches social enterprise scholarship in Johnsonville

May 16, 2016 – 7:47 am |

Sub Urban in the Johnsonville Shopping Centre is launching the Sub Urban Social Enterprise Scholarship which will provide a local person with support to grow their social impact idea into a business.
The person will be from …

Young New Zealanders dedicate 40 hours to refugee children

May 16, 2016 – 7:30 am |

Imagine cramming your entire life into a tiny backpack, packing nothing more than a few essential items that you need to survive. Then carrying that backpack through war zones, across countries, sometimes continents, in search …

It’s New Zealand music month!

May 13, 2016 – 4:00 am |

To celebrate here’s the official NZ Music Month channel on YouTube. 
This month – take the time to check out some new kiwi musicians.
Check out Ten Feet Tall by Fat Freddie’s Drop: https://youtu.be/S-JTTNNL5qQ

Nelson seed library opens

May 12, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The Nelson Seed Library – a Permaculture in Nelson Group (P!NG) initiative – is opening on Saturday 11 June 2016 at Elma Turner Library. Guests will be welcome to register and borrow their first …

How to impress someone with your best NZ sign language pick up line

May 11, 2016 – 4:00 am |

It’s New Zealand sign language week! Yay!
Watch this cute video about a super hero (er, well actually a pretty normal guy) who seeks to woo a pretty lady at a cafe using beautiful New Zealand …

Fejoia fever takes fruit in New Zealand

May 10, 2016 – 8:05 am |

Stuff reports that stories of massive fejoia fruit are circulating New Zealand right now, as the fruit obligingly fall to our feet and invite consumption. A Nelson grower reported an enormous 420 gram fejoia this …

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