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Waterway restoration in New Zealand will be boosted over the next three years with the announcement today of $180,000 in funding for the Million Metres Streams Project from the Department of Conservation.
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A rave to start your day?

June 5, 2014 – 11:04 am |

What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Some mornings it’s hard to get out of bed even with a 2 year old jumping up and down on my head. As the sun lights the …

Free hugs one man’s mission in life

April 13, 2014 – 9:16 pm |

Sometimes, a hug is all that we need. Free Hugs is the real life controversial story of Juan Mann, a man whose sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger, and put a smile on …

Happiness is accepting that we’re not always happy

January 3, 2014 – 12:12 pm | One Comment

The self love series
I’m Charlotte and I run this Kiwi good news website Happyzine and I would just like to officially announce, boys and girls, I am no way happy all the time.  Due to …

Ten simple stress relieving tips for the festive season

December 16, 2013 – 6:35 pm |

From the team at the Herb Farm, Palmerston North.
They are New Zealand’s first family of herbal healing and live in an environment of green acres, birdsong and the sound of the wind in the trees.   Their …

Nature Space clocks 200 restoration groups

December 13, 2013 – 6:45 pm |

Press Release: Department of Conservation
The number of community restoration groups registered with the Nature Space website has doubled in the last year. The site allows individuals and groups undertaking ecological restoration to promote projects, record …

Almighty Optimism : Findings from the Nun Study

June 18, 2013 – 8:16 am | One Comment

By Jill Hayhurst
Happiness is a tricky thing. It’s hard to define, yet people generally want it, and work really hard to get it. Research suggests that people are also notoriously terrible at predicting what will actually make …

Catching Rainbows

May 31, 2013 – 10:39 am |

Mike and Claire from Blockhouse Bay took this photo on Whatipu Beach, Auckland after a storm this week:
“This rainbow was such a blessing. We had no idea how long the rainstorm we were caught in …

Turning dreams into reality – Part 2 – How a clear, detailed vision will help you get there, by Simon Jones

May 27, 2012 – 7:39 pm |

Kia Ora!   Last time I talked about how all that we experienced as young ‘uns still has a strong unconscious influence on our lives in the present. In order to turn one’s dream into a …

New research shows how to increase mental wellbeing and feel happy

May 20, 2012 – 9:07 pm |

Victoria University
News Stories
Research shows how to increase mental wellbeing and feel happy
Published 17 May 2012
Why is it that some people seem to waltz through life in a bubble of happiness, when for others each …

Turning dreams into reality: understanding how your brain works could help!

May 17, 2012 – 10:10 am | One Comment

TURNING DREAMS INTO REALITY: understanding how your brain works could help!
 By Simon Parkinson-Jones

Do  you have a dream or vision of something you want to accomplish in life?  A new business, taking a year off to …

What’s the cornerstone of a successful life? Feeling good.

January 20, 2012 – 9:25 pm |

By Paul Smetana
We need it for our Socio-Economics, our health,wealth, and self esteem. It’s vitally important for our relationships, social, business, work, and career. In the area of creativity, competition, and Intelligence IQ, it’s …

Joy and embarrassment – by Paul Smetana

January 16, 2012 – 8:44 pm | One Comment

It seems to me that there are some misgivings about appearing happy and filled with joy in public. Its as if to do so is to show yourself as slightly crazy, and so we might …

An Ode to Joy by Paul Smetana

January 8, 2012 – 9:49 pm | 2 Comments

I recently remembered an interesting thing about contracting Alzheimer’s.  Shock can produce it! But Why? Why can shock cause Alzheimer’s?
Then it came to me in a flash. Let me explain what came to me. Our …

The benefits of doing nothing and taking time out for yourself these holidays – by Joel Le Blanc

December 30, 2011 – 6:47 pm |

The holidays are a strange season. The very word implies that people are doing just that — holidaying. However, if you are like many others, you probably end up busier and more stressed out during …

Editor’s Pick: Goodies of 2011

December 26, 2011 – 9:04 pm |
Editor’s Pick: Goodies of 2011

As we head towards 2012 I couldn’t resist doing a ‘fly-by’ of this year’s amazing collection of positive news articles.  Some stood out for me personally as incredibly heart-warming and touching.  So here they are, …

Merry Christmas/Happy Solstice!

December 25, 2011 – 10:35 am |
Merry Christmas/Happy Solstice!

Where ever you are, what ever you’re doing, wising you a happy, joyous, loving day.
Take care of yourself, and your loved ones and remember to have some good old fashioned fun!

Take on the 30 Day Dream to Reality Challenge with Charlotte Squire!

October 28, 2011 – 5:52 pm |

Got an inspiring goal you’d like to achieve by the end of 2011?
With the right focus, amazing change can happen in 30 days.
Join the November 30 Day Dream to Reality Challenge!  Note: places are limited.
Team …

‘Flash mob’ Meditations Awaken Public Interest in UK

September 24, 2011 – 10:35 am |

By Seán Dagan Wood & Andre Berry – Positive News UK
Popularity of group meditation increases across London
Hundreds of meditators are converging in public spaces in London to take part in ‘flash mob’ meditations. The pre-planned …

Letter to the Editor: Habits of Happiness Course Offered in Christchurch

September 20, 2011 – 3:26 pm |

Anyone in ChCh want to learn some ‘habits of happiness’? My ‘Habits of Happiness’ course is becoming increasingly popular with spaces filling fast for the next course starting October the 6th. Every Thursday night for …

Random Acts of Kindness Day: Thursday September 1!

August 23, 2011 – 2:29 pm |

New Zealand’s had a tough year on so many levels, and this year’s RAK Day has never been such a salve. We are thrilled to let you know that New Zealand’s Random Acts of Kindness …

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