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November 1, 2016 – 7:58 am |

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November 1, 2016 – 7:58 am |

Happyzine has been sold! More information soon …
Ever thought about running a good news website? Here’s your chance.
Happyzine.co.nz has been a force for the positive for the last nine years in New Zealand, sharing good …

How ’bout a Spring Fling with Happyzine?

September 19, 2016 – 8:20 am |

Happy compost leads to a happy life.
Join our happy little community here.

Damp sleeping bags, but not spirits; Lifewise’s 7th Big Sleepout raises critical funds to end homelessness

July 12, 2016 – 4:35 am |

Last week, Auckland University of Technology’s (AUT) quad was home to 135 people for the night, at the seventh annual Lifewise Big Sleepout.
Business, community and political leaders received an insight into what it means to …

World Smokefree Day 2016 – Mangere Town Centre Celebrating Nine Years Smokefree

May 23, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Mangere residents have reason to celebrate this month with their town Centre set to commemorate nine years since it became Smokefree in 2007. ASH New Zealand invites Mangere’s local residents and wider community to come …

Hutt locals invited to snuggle together in their jim jams for book nights in a New Zealand first

May 19, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Readers come together in PJs for first-ever Book Night
Hutt City Libraries, in cooperation with the Book Discussion Scheme, is taking part in Book Night on Tuesday 24 May and inviting readers to join in by …

YHA steps up to help save remaining 55 Māui dolphins 

May 17, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Media Release
11 May 2016
By YHA New Zealand
New Zealand – YHA New Zealand supports the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Challenge 55 to help protect the world’s rarest and smallest …

B Side Stories: Meet Ali Whitton of LOST BiRD

April 25, 2016 – 4:00 am |

This week on BSide Stories we were joined by Ali Whitton of LOST BiRD, the local Wellington Country Folk duo consisting of guitar player/songwriter Ali & Oliver Vetter on violin. Ali discusses his Celtic origins …

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 …

French man aims to become first to complete zero carbon flight across the Atlantic

March 26, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Inhabitat.com report that French scientist, former yachtsman, pilot Raphael Dinelli is seeking to make history by completing the first zero-carbon trans-Atlantic flight this June.  He’s flying a hybrid plane powered by solar energy and biofuels.


New affordable housing offered to descendants of iwi who lost land 200 years ago

March 25, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Wellington’s Te Aro Pā papakāinga opens its doors
On Saturday 19 March Te Aro Pā papakāinga, at 312 Evans Bay Parade, officially opens its doors to fourteen, affordable new Wellington homes.
Owners, Trustees, neighbours and many people …

Feel good story of one penguin’s love for the nice man who saved him, in Brazil

March 14, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Stuff reported that a penguin named Jinjing, who was nursed back to life from an oil spill by retired bricklayer and part time fisherman Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, has continued to visit his friend every …

New community art gallery opens in Johnsonville

March 9, 2016 – 4:00 am | One Comment

Late-night and weekend visitors to the Johnsonville Shopping Centre can now complement their shopping experience with beautiful works of art: the new community art gallery ‘Sub Urban Art Space’ is open and welcomes visitors to …

Victoria appoints senior leader in sustainability

March 8, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Victoria University of Wellington has appointed Associate Professor Marjan van den Belt, an internationally respected scholar and advisor on biodiversity and ecosystem services, to the role of Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability).
Associate Professor van den Belt, who …

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 …

Weekend news hug: Ruby Wax on mindfulness

January 2, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Radio New Zealand ran this interview about Ruby Wax in September.  Ruby is world-renowned comedian, celebrity interviewer, and script editor of the 1990s classic Absolutely Fabulous.  Many don’t know that she also has an OBE …

2015 Goodies: Ten Questions with Happiness Experiment founder Tamara Waugh

December 26, 2015 – 7:34 am |

  She describes herself as “compassionate, wise and driven.”
Since turning her own life around with mindfulness and gratitude Auckland based Tamara has been inspiring people to do the same via her Happiness Experiment #3goodthings per day …

Inspired to Thrive: Alicia’s Story

December 3, 2015 – 4:00 am |

International Day of People with Disability, Thursday 3 December
At 44, Alicia Thompson is a professional businesswoman with a husband, a teenage son and a love of knitting. Not much different from many women you’d meet …

Southlanders celebrate recycling

November 16, 2015 – 2:58 pm |

Contributed by Invercargill City Council
A social media campaign titled “I Recycle, Do You?” is being run by WasteNet Southland to celebrate Southland Recycle Week this week.
The aim is to encourage Southlanders to learn about recycling, take …

Broaden our horizons. Send in your good news!

November 5, 2015 – 9:17 am |

  We want to know what’s good in your community. Send news and images to: Charlotte@happyzine.co.nz

What’s wondrous in your world?

November 4, 2015 – 10:27 am | One Comment

You know what I give thanks for today? My ability to listen to myself and to prioritise my happiness above all else.
No matter what you’re doing with your days, it is possible to control your …