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November 1, 2016 – 7:58 am |

Happyzine has been sold! More information soon …
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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 …

Riding Aotearoa on horseback for positive change

February 3, 2016 – 1:36 pm |

As I was dropping my husband Marty off to work today I passed a hot looking girl on a hot looking horse, resting on the side of the road.
“Oh look!  She’s travelling on that horse! …

Win the new Revive Cafe Cookbook 5 by Jeremy Dixon!

February 1, 2016 – 12:48 pm |

Jeremy Dixon says he’ll always remember the first customers of his first cafe in Fort St, Auckland Central.
The first three customers asked for coffees and he patiently explained that they didn’t offer coffee but could …

Intern position: Assistant web editor and copy writer

February 1, 2016 – 10:23 am |

Do you have a passion for positive social change, and dream to work in online publishing?  This role could be for you.
Happyzine needs a reliable intern to help write weekly ezines, upload articles, and occasionally …

Ten reasons crowdfunding Happyzine’s going to light up your world

January 25, 2016 – 9:26 am |

By Charlotte Squire, Happyzine founder.
This is the final week of the Happyzine crowd funding mission, we have seven days to go to find 88 people to join the Kea Group.  
This mission is really important …

Southland couples team up to offer local food service

January 18, 2016 – 7:53 pm |

The Southland Times report that two Southland couples have teamed up to get more local food and recipes to Southlanders.  They aim to support local growers, offer affordable local food, and down the track – …

Win a bottle each of the new Vitafresh Made For Kids range which uses stevia as a sweetner

January 7, 2016 – 9:03 pm |

Vitafresh Made For Kids is 98% sugar free and is made with no artificial ingredients. It contains stevia and Monk Fruit juice, which are both natural and sweet like sugar but without the calories.

It’s available …

How technology can improve your Happiness

January 7, 2016 – 5:13 am |

By David Laing
In my research for this article series, I asked my family what they thought about how technology could improve happiness. This led to a wide-ranging, and fascinating discussion about the definition of happiness, …

Innovative, global education project inspires children to make a difference

January 5, 2016 – 12:56 pm |


We have one three month membership (for up to three siblings) worth up to NZ$105.00 to give away to a member of our new Kea Group!

All too often, the problems of this world seem huge and …

My happy place this new year: a big rock

January 1, 2016 – 11:11 am |

by Claire Webster
Happy place – having a big rock be home for the night -on the tops witha a full moon beside a bubbling mountain steam. Bliss.
Where’s your happy place?  Win a twelve pack of …

My happy place this new year: Huriawa Peninsula

January 1, 2016 – 11:03 am |

By Kyra Xavia
Here is a photograph I’ve taken of one of my happy places; Huriawa Peninsula, Karitane, in the South Island. This is a very special spot close to my heart. A place I went to …

Welcoming in the New Year! Tino pai.

December 30, 2015 – 9:52 pm |

Wishing you a beautiful transition into 2016.  Where ever you are – have fun, pause occasionally to smell the nice flowers and give yourself the occasional excited hug ’cause you’re just so excited to have …

Happyzine launches chance to join flock of optimists in 2016

December 20, 2015 – 9:07 pm |
Happyzine launches chance to join flock of optimists in 2016

Got an awesome dream you’re planning on bringing to life this 2016? Do it with some friends, Happyzine style.
Introducing the online Happyzine Kea Group – for movers and shakers who want to take their New Year’s …

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 …

Getting out of the Woods – Tips for recovering from depression

December 4, 2015 – 2:41 pm |

If you have ever suffered from depression – or even from a tough period in your life – coming out of it can feel like you are emerging from a mental fog. It can feel …

Waiheke girl a finalist for national award

November 26, 2015 – 5:20 pm |

Maija Fredrichberg describes herself as ‘a normal 10-year-old girl in a wheelchair’, but her positive spirit and bubbly personality make her so much more than that.
The Waiheke Primary School student is a finalist in the …

Try making this super hydrating chia rejuvenation drink

November 22, 2015 – 9:20 pm |

by Kiwi nutritionist Linda Ross
Thanks BioBalance New Zealand for partnering up with us.
Spring is beginning to swell into long, warm and inspiration-filled days…summer must be just around the corner.
It’s even more important now to stay …

New national Happyzine Talks kick off in Golden Bay

October 27, 2015 – 2:35 pm |

A third generation farmer investing heavily in sustainability, the president of national body Deaf Aotearoa, and a senior zen student offering Meditation for Mums classes are amongst eight Golden Bay movers and shakers speaking at …

Win the new Thermo ECO Tanka!

October 21, 2015 – 9:59 am |

ECOTanka’s new Thermo Tanka drink bottle will be great for summer (and winter ) as this 800 ml container is double walled for extra insulation.
I’m a huge fan of ECOtanka products as they’re: eco-friendly, resuable for …