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November 1, 2016 – 7:58 am |

Happyzine has been sold! More information soon …
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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 …

The sexy stormwater issue and why we need to see it as a resource here in NZ

July 14, 2016 – 4:00 am |

By Charlotte Squire
Storm water run off. These are about the least sexy words girl could use to start an article. And yet here I am bringing you news of an exciting solution to a Kiwi …

Kiwi ‘Happiness Is’ project encourages people to send in photos

July 11, 2016 – 9:23 am |

A New Zealand life coach is challenging people to send in snaps of things that make them happy.  Helen Duyvestyn has set up the Happiness Is project. 
Check out the project here.
Some words from Helen:
Focusing on …

The one thing you absolutely need to do make a positive differenc for this world

June 9, 2016 – 8:25 am |

You dream of creating positive change for our people and the planet and you try to, in your own way.
You’re a sensitive soul – every time you see those stories in the media about …

Happiness comes first

May 17, 2016 – 8:56 pm |

Research says happiness leads to success, not the other way round.
When my son was five years old I took him to school for a trial visit. All went well until he refused to leave the …

Free workshop: Ten ways to turn your life and environment into a good news story.

May 17, 2016 – 8:15 am |

Free workshop: Ten ways to turn your life and environment into a good news story. Saturday 28th May, 1-3 pm. Lead by Happyzine’s Charlotte Squire. Email: Charlotte@happyzine.co.nz to book.

Pop Up Good News Cafe & $10 lunch – Dangerous Cafe, Takaka, Friday the 13th!

May 9, 2016 – 6:58 am |

Enjoy an hour of good news with Happyzine founder Charlotte Squire, and the delicious new $10 winter lunch of a piece of pizza and a cup of soup at the Dangerous Cafe, Takaka, this Friday …

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 …

Charlotte Squire checks out the Tiny House movement

April 18, 2016 – 4:00 am |

When I was little I dreamed of living in a gypsy wagon. They seemed so romantic and cosy and I loved how every inch of the homes had a purpose.  Surplus children could even sleep …

The chocolate Baron hath moved to Wellington!

April 7, 2016 – 9:51 am |

Yes it’s true.  Baron Hasselhoff’s has moved to the big smoke, they have set up shop in the sweet little neighborhood of Berhampore, Wellington.
Offering a delicious range of boutique chocolates and fine gluten free sweets, …

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 …

Weeds as Medicines Part 2 – by Dunedin Naturopath Francisca Griffin

April 2, 2016 – 4:00 am |
Weeds as Medicines Part 2 – by Dunedin Naturopath Francisca Griffin

Listen to the online pod cast via Access Internet Radio here.
More weeds as medicines, have a listen via the link above.
Disclaimer! Please, do be aware that weed medicine as well as being very effective, can …

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

March 17, 2016 – 7:53 pm |

Dr Patrick from Christchurch explains why music education is vital for young people to thrive

March 2, 2016 – 4:00 am |

University of Canterbury Senior Lecturer in Music Education, Dr Patrick Shepherd, of the College of Education Health and Human Development, discusses why music education is vital for our young people to thrive.
“I am a firm …

Back country Kiwi farmer encourages his peers to wisen up about biodiversity

February 27, 2016 – 9:57 am |

I like this piece from a Kiwi farmer sharing his wisdom about land management.  I know many passionate, eco-conscious farmers who are caring with great respect for their land, but still many aren’t.  This kind …

NZ record attempt provides exciting opportunity to clean up the environment

February 26, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Volunteers across Auckland are wanted to participate in the ‘Largest Single Environmental Clean Up in NZ’, setting the first official record of its type in New Zealand.
Co-ordinated by the Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust (MBCT) in …

Join the Kea Group and go in the draw to win a Trekka Tanka

February 23, 2016 – 9:25 pm |

Get your two litres of water per day in the ECOtanka Trekka Tanka.  We have two of these useful drink bottles to giveaway.
To go in the draw – join the Kea Group and join the …

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 …

Kiwis living with dementia play part in school kids’ environmental education

February 18, 2016 – 4:00 am |

A group of Alzheimers Auckland socialisation members have been putting their skills to use, creating thousands of paper planting pots for mobile environment classroom, Tread Lightly Caravan, to teach important messages about sustainability to local …

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