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B Side Stories: Wellington Timebank: taking community service to the bank!

April 6, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Source: B Side Stories – Wellington radio show
Meet Hannah Mackintosh (Timebank coordinator) and Eryn Gribble (Timebanker extraordinaire)! They talked to Laura and Martin about what the Wellington Timebank is, and how it’s helping to build community connections …

Karamea – is this the end of the road? Help fund the inspiring doco

March 28, 2016 – 12:19 pm |

A bunch of modern-hippies changing the world from one of the remotest places on Earth. HELP US!!
The Karamea documentary movie follows the inspiring journey of a bunch of modern-hippies that have made this community their …

Wellington: Meet Ryan from Switched on bikes and Russell from NoCar Cargo

March 23, 2016 – 6:36 pm |

B Side Stories.
One year on from the Wellington Smart Energy Challenge the Wellington radio show team from B Side Stories catch up with Russell from NoCar Cargo and Ryan from Switched On Bikes to see how their …

Funding available for grassroots projects that contribute to the strengthening of community wellbeing in Christchurch

March 18, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Christchurch City Council
Local organisations working on grassroots projects that contribute to the strengthening of community wellbeing in Christchurch can apply for funding from Christchurch City Council’s Strengthening Communities Funding Schemes from next week.
Community groups have …

Golden Bay Harvest Festival Weekend 2016 – great speakers, food and music

March 17, 2016 – 7:53 pm |

Nelson Race Unity day coming up 20th March

March 16, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Race Unity Day is held on 20th March 2016 at Victory Square 11 am to 4 pm. One in four people in the Nelson Tasman region is born overseas and this day is evidence that ours …

Meet Lauren and find out why she regularly goes into prison to teach people to make coffee

March 15, 2016 – 4:00 am |

B Side Stories – Tales from the people who make Wellington tick
Lauren Tennent goes to work at Peoples Coffee and she also goes regularly to prison, as it is part of her job to teach women inmates …

University of Canterbury students aid in Fiji relief effort

March 13, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The quick organisational skills of a group of University of Canterbury students and their families have seen a 20-foot shipping container filled with emergency supplies sent to Fiji.
After his father Sunny Nambiar raised the idea, …

Nature Through Arts Collective – B Side Stories Wellington

March 11, 2016 – 10:10 am |

From: B-Side Stories – tales from people who make Wellington tick.
Ali was lucky enough to be joined by Nikki and Pam from the Nature Through Arts Collective who we first met in September last year …

Sustainable backyards launches in Tauranga

March 1, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Media Release – Tauranga, 22nd February 2016

The Sustainable Backyards programme is proudly brought to you by Envirohub Bay of Plenty every March, and is now in its 11th year. The 2016 calendar has 96 events to …

Papamoa college kids come up with new beach toy library for their community

February 28, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The Bay of Plenty Times reported that a group of Papamoa College students have created portable beach toy libraries for local beaches.
Large wooden boxes were constructed in technology class, the call was put out to …

Nelson Happyzine Talks brims with inspiring speakers

February 23, 2016 – 2:30 pm |
Nelson Happyzine Talks brims with inspiring speakers

What will a Nelson City Councilor, a rain forest guardian and a Victory Community changemaker have in common this March? They’ll be amongst ten locals sharing inspiring six minute stories about the positive difference they’re …

Cantabrians celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Monkey

February 22, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Monkeying around at Christchurch Lantern Festival – Christchurch City Council
Hundreds of vibrantly coloured lanterns will light up North Hagley Park to celebrate the Year of the Monkey at next weekend’s Christchurch Lantern Festival.
Festival-goers can experience Chinese …

Group of Bay of Plenty nursing students on hand at the right time to help with car crash

February 21, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The Bay of Plenty Times reported that two carloads of nursing students happened to be amongst first on the scene at a car crash in Tauranga yesterday.  They were able to help keep the two …

Meet our Nelson awesome Happyzine Talks speakers for March 5th, Theatre Royal!

February 19, 2016 – 8:34 pm |

Hi, I’m Happyzine founder Charlotte Squire.  I’m really proud and excited to have locked in ten inspiring speakers, from diverse sectors of community, who are contributing in the most amazing ways to our world – …

Young Muslim women feed the homeless in Christchurch and connect with community

February 19, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The Press reported that young Muslim women are helping to break down stereo types and connect with their community by turning up each month to feed the homeless in Christchurch.
The group were initially “nervous” but …

Happyzine Talks Nelson brings together inspiring locals this March – Line up

February 15, 2016 – 3:46 pm |
We are really excited to announce the line up of inspiring people living in the top of the South Island who will be speaking at Nelson Happyzine Talks, Theatre Royal, Saturday March 5th, 7pm.
Happyzine Talks …

Grass roots victory for Awaroa crowd funding campaign

February 13, 2016 – 7:18 pm |
Grass roots victory for Awaroa crowd funding campaign

We did it together.
Stuff reported that over 35,000 every day Kiwis have succeeded in raising over two million dollars in a crowd funding campaign to raise the funds to buy an Awaroa beach.  Many people …

Help New Zealanders buy Awaroa via their Givealittle campaign – six days to go!

February 8, 2016 – 4:00 am |

I think this project is worth supporting.  These friends are seeking to buy an amazing part of Abel Tasman – Awaroa Inlet and give it back to New Zealand to become part of the Abel …

Nelson: Dance Fusion Free style Pom dance workshop

February 5, 2016 – 12:03 pm |

Dance Fusion are running a dance workshop at Victory this Saturday at 2pm in aid of the Heart Foundation. Entry is by way of a donation at the door and open to all aged 15+. We would love to …