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Sharing the surplus of fruit in New Zealand

August 5, 2013 – 7:56 am | One Comment

The Community Fruit Harvest Initiative
© Kristina Jensen, August 2013
This winter, I was the lucky recipient of this huge box of persimmons. Every day for a week I had driven past and watched the tuis and …

Mighty coastal totara forest rises back up

July 26, 2013 – 6:13 pm |

by Charlotte Squire
Originally reported in the Nelson Mail.
A rare coastal totara forest is being regenerated on a sandspit in Golden Bay by caring hands.
These mighty, native trees can only be grown in certain parts of …

Check out: Lifestream Spirulina Blue

October 26, 2012 – 10:14 pm |

For those of you who are Lifestream or spirulina fans, check out Spirulina Blue.
It tastes good and it’s loaded with goodies such as bioavailable Phycocyanin, Vitamin B3, GLA and Zeaxanthin.  So this means it’s great …

Natural Remedy: How to sooth your baby’s tummy with reflexology

September 21, 2012 – 9:54 am |

By Shanti Burgess, Reflexologist and Herbalist

Q: My three month old won’t stop crying and I think she’s got a sore tummy, I’ve tried everything and I can’t work out how to sooth her tummy, got …

Situations Vacant in the Happyzine Collective: 11 Very Part Time Positions

August 27, 2012 – 8:35 pm | 7 Comments

Work for Happyzine!
The following positions are three to five hour (per week) roles in the Happyzine collective.  While we can’t pay you in Kiwi dollars for your time, we can offer seven benefits in recognition …

Happyzine – Taking it to the collective – discussion blog

August 20, 2012 – 11:54 pm | 30 Comments

Hi I’m Charlotte Squire, founder and Editor of Happyzine – New Zealand’s good news website and I’m about to get really real with you.   I’d really like your feedback so I’m asking you to hang …

Christchurch: Garden City 2.0 – taking ownership from the flaxroots up

July 20, 2012 – 10:02 am | 2 Comments

by Steve Carter
Local Good News/Christchurch
How about we do the Garden City differently this time around?
Alongside many of the changes wrought by the Christchurch earthquakes, there has been a seizing of opportunities to rethink the ways …