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Final Happyzine weekly for 2009

December 22, 2009 – 7:50 pm | One Comment

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charlotte@happyzine.co.nz
Holidays.  We all need them.  I was reminded recently that holidays are wonderful in that  they allow us to step back from our work, rest our minds, and return some time later feeling refreshed …

Happyzine weekly – December 7th, 09

December 7, 2009 – 5:10 pm |
Happyzine weekly – December 7th, 09

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charlotte@happyzine.co.nz

Just in case you hadn’t noticed – it’s December.  I’m feeling the urge to transform my home into a magical, sparkling, cave full of promise and eye-candy.  And I want to do it in …

Happyzine weekly – November 30th, 09

November 30, 2009 – 5:08 pm |
Happyzine weekly – November 30th, 09

Editor’s Comment
charlotte@happyzine.co.nz

This week I’ve launched a wee pilot project – a daily ‘fly-by’ of the nation’s good news (with some international good-news also thrown in). And at the beginning of these web-link-lists, are blogs, about …

Happyzine weekly – November 22nd, 09

November 22, 2009 – 5:04 pm |
Happyzine weekly – November 22nd, 09

Editor’s Comment
charlotte@happyzine.co.nz
Enjoying the Journey
This morning I gathered up my son Kahu, and my best ever running companion – Maia the Dog – and we went push-chair jogging through the drizzle. I love running in light-rain, …

Happyzine weekly – 16th November, 09

November 16, 2009 – 4:59 pm |
Happyzine weekly – 16th November, 09

Editor’s Comment
charlotte@happyzine.co.nz
One sunny afternoon last week I met up with Debs Martin, New Zealand’s Wild Rivers Campaign Coordinator. We lounged on the grass at the Queens Gardens, here in Nelson, and brain stormed some ways …

Happyzine October 26th, 2009

October 26, 2009 – 5:55 pm |
Happyzine October 26th, 2009

 

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Editor’s Comment
This week I was reminded of my excitement and passion for permaculture.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the subject “Permaculture is a …

October 19th, 2009

October 19, 2009 – 5:54 pm |
October 19th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 

   

Editor’s Comment
This past week’s been a busy one for Happyzine as it  morphs from a weekly ezine (with a website bubbling away in the background) into a …

Happyzine October 12th, 2009

October 12, 2009 – 5:53 pm |
Happyzine October 12th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 

   

Editor’s Comment
 
Here’s an opportunity to give: This morning I listened with interest to the National Programme.  Mike Whittaker shared his impressions of the earthquake and the tsunami as …

Happyzine October 5th, 2009

October 5, 2009 – 5:52 pm |
Happyzine October 5th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 

   

Editor’s Comment
In this issue we pay homage to, in my opinion, two of history’s most inspiring men folk – Gandhi and Mandela.  Both of them lead by example, refusing …

September 28th, 2009

September 28, 2009 – 5:51 pm |
September 28th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 

   

Editor’s Comment
Over the weekend I attended the most beautiful funeral.  The subject of death and dying is perhaps not so readily connected with positive media, but death and change are …

Happyzine September 21st, 2009

September 21, 2009 – 5:49 pm |
Happyzine September 21st, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 

   

Editor’s Comment
Did you know that today’s the International  Day of Peace?  Today’s the time to make peace – with loved ones, and not so loved ones, …

September 14th, 2009

September 14, 2009 – 5:48 pm |
September 14th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 

   

Editor’s Comment – Good News is Everywhere, if You Want to See It
Over the past week I launched the Hour of Kindness and had the pleasure …

September 7th, 2009

September 7, 2009 – 5:47 pm |
September 7th, 2009

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 

   

Editor’s Comment:

I watched these boys on the news last night,  chugging cheerfully across the Cook Straight between our South and North Islands in a van.  They were two …

August 31st, 2009

August 31, 2009 – 5:46 pm |
August 31st, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 

   

Editor’s Comment:

Positive thinking has a huge role play when it comes to   environmental change – for New Zealand, and for the rest of the world.  We often hear how it can …

August 24th, 2009

August 24, 2009 – 5:45 pm |
August 24th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 

   

Editor’s Pick: Healthy Happyzine – Healthy People – Healthy Planet
There’s a strong case to be made around the belief that directing our attention to positive media …

Happyzine August 17th, 2009

August 17, 2009 – 5:44 pm |
Happyzine August 17th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 

   

Editor’s Pick:
Introducing our new writer – Theron Burgess.  Theron’s just become a Dad, and in his first ever blog for Happyzine he shares with us his impressions …

August 10th, 2009

August 10, 2009 – 5:43 pm |
August 10th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 

   

Editor’s Pick:
Big news for Happyzine – I’m inviting our Kiwi politicians to partake in an Hour of Kindness in Parliament this September the 8th, during Questions in …

August 3rd, 2009

August 3, 2009 – 5:42 pm |
August 3rd, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 

   

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This past week has been Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori or Maori Language Week.  All across Aotearoa people have been doing their bit to …

July 27th, 2009

July 27, 2009 – 5:41 pm |
July 27th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 

   

Editor’s Pick:

 
There’s something about this tale that I find quite delightful – it’s ‘the little stream that could’.  The New York Times reported that the Cheonggyecheon stream, …

July 20th, 2009

July 20, 2009 – 5:40 pm |
July 20th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 

   

 
 
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You may notice a distinctly New Zealand flavoured theme for your five minutes of good news this week.  I kept discovering projects and people to get excited …

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