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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Damp sleeping bags, but not spirits; Lifewise’s 7th Big Sleepout raises critical funds to end homelessness

July 12, 2016 – 4:35 am |

Last week, Auckland University of Technology’s (AUT) quad was home to 135 people for the night, at the seventh annual Lifewise Big Sleepout.
Business, community and political leaders received an insight into what it means to …

Hungry for change; Lifewise and GrabOne join forces to help hungry Aucklanders

June 27, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Social development agency Lifewise have teamed up with GrabOne to make life a little more bearable for Auckland’s most vulnerable this winter.
Caring Aucklanders have a unique opportunity to make a difference with Lifewise’s inclusive …

Kiwis to step up and step into shoes of refugees for 40 Hour Famine

June 10, 2016 – 4:00 am |

A minecraft refugee camp, 40 works of art, backyard box camps and sleeping in a cage are just some of the activities set to take place around New Zealand this month for the 40 Hour …

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 …

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 …

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 …

NZ’s Largest Clean-up: 1,900 Volunteers Make Environmental History

May 4, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Over 1,900* Aucklanders rallied together to make environmental history yesterday (Saturday 30th April) – clearing a staggering 5 tonnes of rubbish, approximately half a tonne of recyclable material, over 200 shopping trolleys and 300 car tyres. In doing …

Small village in Holland exists solely to help people with dementia feel safe and part of community

May 2, 2016 – 7:40 am |

Pledge now – Save our Seeds – Doco will teach people exactly how to harvest, process and store their seeds

April 21, 2016 – 10:37 am |

In 2013, a team of New Zealand permaculture educators hit the road for an ambitious teaching and filming tour: the Localising Food Project. They captured the stories of 250 different local food initiatives on video.  Now, they’re distilling a …

Pop up repair cafe launched in Auckland

April 15, 2016 – 4:00 am | One Comment

Auckland Now reported that a pop up Repair Cafe had been set up in Pt Chevalier.  “Residents bring their broken items and get them repaired for free while learning the skills to fix them in the future.”
Everything …

Pop up street store for the homeless in South Africa makes people cry with happiness

April 13, 2016 – 4:00 am |

This video’s been doing the rounds on Facebook and it touched me profoundly. Homeless people in south Africa were gifted their own street shop, starting with a new kind of poster design … As a …

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