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Editor Charlotte Squire has a B.A. with a double major in Politics and Social Policy. With a strong focus on positive social and environmental change, Charlotte has worked within the environmental arena for the past seven years. Charlotte has worked for a number of New Zealand based environmental organisations including the Green Party, BIO-GRO NZ, and Greenpeace NZ. She has been a freelance writer for the past six years, exploring positive environmental change. She has written for Her Magazine (formerly Her Business Magazine), Organic NZ, Eco-Living, Permaculture UK and Australia, The GB Weekly and Wild Tomato Magazine. Charlotte is a published Creative Writer. She is also a singer/song writer, her debut album Turangawaewae – Place to Stand being played nationwide.

SOLD: Beautiful Happyzine

November 1, 2016 – 7:58 am |

Happyzine has been sold! More information soon …
Ever thought about running a good news website? Here’s your chance.
Happyzine.co.nz has been a force for the positive for the last nine years in New Zealand, sharing good …

How ’bout a Spring Fling with Happyzine?

September 19, 2016 – 8:20 am |

Happy compost leads to a happy life.
Join our happy little community here.

Christchurch walking festival offers 50 different stroll options

September 15, 2016 – 8:30 pm |

The Breeze Walking Festival is back for 2016, and it’s bigger than ever before.
 
With over 50 walks, the festival has almost doubled in size and has something for all ages and abilities. From child-friendly strolls …

Great Kererū Count takes to the skies

September 15, 2016 – 8:26 pm |

The Great Kererū Count takes flight Friday September 116 and New Zealanders across the county are asked to keep their eyes on the skies to help build up a comprehensive picture of where our native pigeon …

Happyzine Hour – Takaka – once a month, starting September 30th

September 10, 2016 – 7:39 pm |

Get walking to support those with dementia!

September 10, 2016 – 7:38 pm |

Alzheimers Auckland is calling for people to join their annual Walk for Dementia at 9.30am on the 18th of September at Tamaki Reserve, Mission Bay.
The 5km long fundraising walk is always a fantastic and fun …

Finalists announced for 2016 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

September 7, 2016 – 1:33 pm |

Judges for the 2016 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards have announced the line-up of finalists.
CEO of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) Rachel Brown says these organisations and individuals are leading the transformation to a more …

Solutions focus: How iNaturalist could make a difference for the planet and replace Pokemon Go this Conservation Week

August 16, 2016 – 7:20 pm |

I’m standing on a dirt road pointing my phone at a cheeky little creature as I try to catch it on my iPhone screen. The toddler on my back and the dog at my side …

Look for the good every day and build a vibrant life

August 10, 2016 – 7:45 am |

Hi, Charlotte here. This morning the Happyzine Kea group are pondering this question. It’s amazing what you find in your life when you look for the good, no matter how tough things seem. Questions like …

Community rally to help young orca on the North Island’s east coast

August 10, 2016 – 4:00 am |

A baby orca separated from its family is the focus of a rescue mission uniting University of Canterbury marine scientists, DOC staff, local Iwi and residents on the North Island’s east coast.
 
Marine mammal scientist Dr …

NZ’s largest litter clean up is set to take place from September 12-18th.

August 9, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Registrations are now open for Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s annual clean up week. Taking place in September each year this is the biggest national clean up initiative to take place on the calendar in New …

Out of the man cave and into the men’s shed in Naenae

August 8, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The MenzShed Naenae is a hive of activity, providing a space and tools for members to work either individually or together on projects.  The members focus on wood work, making wooden toys, providing firewood and …

Deaf can access olympic games thanks to new captioning services

August 6, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Able’s captioning service will bring all Kiwis to the finish line
 
For the first time ever, Able are offering captioning services for free-to-air coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Prime, making the games …

Kiwi bosses invited to join silent leadership challenge today!

August 5, 2016 – 4:00 am |

CE of The National Foundation for the Deaf, Louise Carroll, is challenging all CE’s to support their family members, friends, colleagues and staff who are hard-of-hearing by participating in The National Foundation for the Deaf …

Shell Chapel the winner of Tiny Huts comp in Christchurch

August 4, 2016 – 4:00 am |

A Shell Chapel, a Mini Marae and a Turret are among the five winning ‘Tiny Huts’ designs that will be built in New Brighton. The winners were announced at New Brighton Mall this afternoon. Each …

Urban forest to grow for National Tree Day in Sydney

August 3, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Volunteers can help expand Sydney’s green, cool canopy for National Tree Day by planting over 2,000 native seedlings at Jubilee Park in Glebe today, Sunday 31 July.
This year is Planet Ark’s 21st National Tree Day …

Outlook for Someday film comp helps Kiwi youth focus on sustainability

August 2, 2016 – 4:00 am |

What does sustainability mean to you?
Since 2007 The Outlook for Someday has received over a thousand answers to that question by young New Zealanders entering its annual film challenge.
Now in its 10th year The Outlook for …

Expert encourages public to adopt permaculture approach to rivers in the Hutt

July 31, 2016 – 9:42 pm |

Expert urges new way to appreciate Hutt River
While many Lower Hutt residents love the Hutt River, they can take it for granted.
Next Monday an international expert will urge residents to look at Hutt River in …

Paraparaumu named New Zealand’s most neighbourly town

July 19, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Paraparaumu has topped more than 100 towns and cities across the country to win the first ever Neighbours Day Aotearoa Town of the Year title.
 
The title recognises the efforts Paraparaumu residents made to help turn …

Koha café concept a hit in Naenae

July 18, 2016 – 4:00 am |

A community project offering affordable healthy lunches in the Lower Hutt suburb of Taita has become so popular it has expanded to neighbouring Naenae where it has also been embraced.
The Koha Café, run by community …