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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 …

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 …

Entries open for 2016 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

June 14, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Sustainable Business Network
Entries are now open for New Zealand’s longest-running and pre-eminent sustainability awards.
The NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards, which are now in their 14th year, celebrate the contribution organisations and individuals are making to …

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 …

Large business goes solar on the West Coast

April 11, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Media Release
5 April 2016
GOING SOLAR ON THE WEST COAST

By YHA New Zealand
Franz Josef – YHA Franz Josef put their commitment to sustainability into action with the installation of solar panels on their West Coast property.
YHA Franz Josef …

Could Lower Hutt become NZ’s technology innovation hub?

February 24, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Could Lower Hutt be home to NZ’s first TechShop?
Hutt City Council is about to begin an assessment into the viability of bringing a TechShop to Lower Hutt to benefit the region.
TechShop was founded in the US …

Submit your good news to Happyzine and you could win a twelve pack of Chia Drinks!

December 13, 2015 – 9:30 pm |

Do you want the good news or the good news?  Let’s start with the good news.  We have a new submit news page on Happyzine.  This means – we want to hear about the good stuff …

Social enterprise a winner at SBN awards

December 3, 2015 – 10:39 am |

  Ākina Foundation has won the Eco Pro Cleaning Co. Community Innovation Award at the NZI Sustainable Business Network (SBN) Awards held at Shed 10 on Auckland’s waterfront on 24 November.
Ākina Foundation CEO Alex Hannant said …

Eco friendly Victoria University start up wins climate change challenge

October 29, 2015 – 4:00 am |

A plan to reduce transport demands in Wellington while boosting the eco-friendly e-commerce marketplace proved a winning formula for a Victoria University of Wellington supported start-up.
 
PoOol has beaten teams from all over the world to …

YHA Paihia installs 27 metres of solar panels to harness natural resource of sunny region

September 15, 2015 – 10:53 am |

YHA Bay of Islands Paihia is turning to solar panels for its power source and says other YHAs are looking on with interest.
YHA Bay of Islands Paihia Franchise owner, Andy Larsen said “The Bay of …

Local food lovers can now get their own slice of ethical Ooooby’s pie by buying shares

August 27, 2015 – 9:17 am |

 
When Pete Russell established Ooooby (Out Of Our Own Back Yards) in 2010, little did he know a small seed of an idea would be germinating all over the world five years later.
Ooooby is best …

Queenstown eco-tour guides a finalist in tourism Industry Awards

August 26, 2015 – 6:00 am |

Queenstown’s Ziptrek Ecotours is ecstatic to have been named a finalist for the Environmental Tourism Award at this year’s Tourism Industry Awards.
The Tourism Industry Association TIA re-launched the awards this year to set a benchmark …

International experts to share secrets to building sustainable brands

August 20, 2015 – 12:45 pm |

Sustainable Business Network
International branding experts will show New Zealand businesses how to build brand loyalty by telling compelling sustainability stories that resonate with their audiences at the Project NZ: Telling Good Stories conference in Auckland …

Flashing blue Solar Bright road markers saving lives in icy conditions

August 13, 2015 – 7:28 pm | One Comment

August 16, 2015
Award-winning New Zealander company Solar Bright is lighting the way in providing health and safety markers to help reduce the winter road toll.
Solar Bright has come up with world first icy-road warning technology with …

Canterbury students launch NZ’s first ethical business shirt company

July 31, 2015 – 4:00 am |

News release: Make Lemonade
July 27, 2015
Two University of Canterbury postgraduate students have launched a company which is the first in New Zealand to sell ethically-made organic business shirts.
Engineering management students Samantha Jones and Lina Kay …

McDonald’s cracking on with cage free eggs

July 15, 2015 – 6:00 am | One Comment

McDonald’s New Zealand today announces a commitment to move towards cage free eggs in all its 164 restaurants by the end of next year.
McDonald’s NZ managing director, Patrick Wilson, says today’s announcement to transition to …

Kiwi social enterprise start-up gets Silicon Valley backing

July 14, 2015 – 6:00 am |
Kiwi social enterprise start-up gets Silicon Valley backing

A New Zealand-based social enterprise has caught the attention of international funders as it heads into the final days of one of New Zealand’s largest crowdfunding campaigns.
Conscious Consumers’ has raised nearly NZ$75,000  on PledgeMe over …

Meet Melissa Keys of Conscious Consumers and find out why she’s so committed to measuring how much we spend on free range produce, fairtrade coffee and local produce

July 13, 2015 – 7:19 pm |

Here is the B-Side Stories interview with Melissa Keys, one of the backbones of one of Wellingtons most awesome organisations yet,Conscious Consumers. Melissa talks about why she is so committed to what they do and …

Deaf staff enrich workplace in Lower Hutt cafe

July 13, 2015 – 6:00 am |

Two Lower Hutt cafe owners are employing young Deaf staff in front-of-house, management and chef roles and they say its been a great move for their business.
Co-Ed Café & Coffee Educators owners Claire Matheson and Dan …

New online market helps people to share their stuff

July 10, 2015 – 2:16 pm |

A new online rental marketplace OURTHINGS is asking people to join the ‘sharing economy’, building community and reducing wastage in the process.
In a world increasingly conscious of economic sustainability and the issues associated with mass consumerism, …

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