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Aorere, Golden Bay, wins top New Zealand River award

September 24, 2015 – 2:00 am | One Comment
Aorere, Golden Bay, wins top New Zealand River award

International RiverFoundation has announced four finalists for the first Morgan Foundation New Zealand Riverprize, reflecting the high quality of work that is being undertaken in river restoration across the country.
The four finalists in the 2015 …

New online market helps people to share their stuff

July 10, 2015 – 2:16 pm |

A new online rental marketplace OURTHINGS is asking people to join the ‘sharing economy’, building community and reducing wastage in the process.
In a world increasingly conscious of economic sustainability and the issues associated with mass consumerism, …

Win four days of electric car love in Auckland

June 4, 2015 – 6:00 am |

WIN A 4 DAY ELECTRIC VEHICLE EXPERIENCE: LOVENOTES AND BLUE CARS TEAM UP TO DELIVER CLEAN GREEN SERVICES

Auckland, NZ: Ever wanted to know what it’s like to drive an Electric Vehicle? With Lovenotes’ new …

E-waste recycling program for 1500 apartment blocks in Sydney

May 5, 2015 – 6:00 am |

The City of Sydney has delivered a trailblazing e-waste program to apartment blocks, with special recycling bins in six large apartment buildings serving 1,500 apartments as part of an ongoing trial.
Residents in the six apartment …

Dance explored as a way to increase brain function for Alzheimers clients – with inspiring results

April 20, 2015 – 4:07 pm |

An Alzheimers Auckland socialisation project has investigated the role dance could play for people with dementia.
Twelve Alzheimers Auckland clients recently completed a six-week dance project with Three Kings resident Carlene Newall and a group of postgraduate …

Happyzine 2015 = exciting times ahead

January 1, 2015 – 1:10 pm |

Kia Ora from the human beans of Happyzine!
We are excited  to say, although things didn’t unfold as planned (what is that saying about God laughing at plans) we are looking forward to sharing some of …

Work for govt in support of cycling in Aoteroa

October 8, 2014 – 11:36 am |
Work for govt in support of cycling in Aoteroa

Passionate about cycling and want to make a difference in this fine country?
The New Zealand Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) says the NZ Transport Agency are pulling together a team of “cycling-focused employees.”
CAN secretary Adrian Croucher said they’re putting …

Kiwis empowered to become kaitiaki for their local rivers and streams

September 25, 2014 – 12:25 pm |

Victoria University
Victoria University of Wellington’s engineering students are continuing to push the frontiers of pollution monitoring in New Zealand’s waterways through an innovative collaboration known as RiverWatch.
The next phase of the RiverWatch venture, which involves …

Former quarry site now green community

May 30, 2014 – 10:01 am |

A former quarry pit in Brisbane, Queensland has been transformed into a residential development that has achieved the highest level of green certification through the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) EnviroDevelopment program.
Warner Lakes The …

Youth with disability push their boundaries in Marlborough Sounds epic kayak

April 10, 2014 – 9:10 am |

For Recreate NZ, 2014 has been the summer of sea kayaking. Over the years we have run many kayaking sessions mainly during our youth camps and adventure weekends with the expert guidance by Adventure Specialties. These moments …

Love to Roll 2014 – Wellington

February 13, 2014 – 6:38 am |

Check out the event on Facebook here.
Frocks on Bikes is pleased invite you to our 2014 Love to Roll date ride. This year, featuring PRIZES and a new destination: Ciclovia!
Join us as we ride to …

Green design leads the way in Enviroschools and Mother Earth comp

September 10, 2013 – 8:15 pm |

Mother Earth Reward Finalists Announced
 
Nine inspiring schools and Early Childhood Education Centres have today been announced as the finalists in this year’s Mother Earth Reward competition and online voting is now open for the People’s …

Kakapo voted world’s favourite species

August 16, 2013 – 5:52 pm |

The Kakapo has been voted as the world’s favorite species in a poll by Wildscreen a UK based wildlife education charity. Over 162 countries voted in the poll which had more than 14,000 votes. The …

Positive steps forward for New Zealand’s at-risk seabirds

April 26, 2013 – 3:46 pm |

A new government plan to help save New Zealand’s seabirds has been welcomed as a positive first step that will now need to be translated into “on the water gains” by global conservation organisation WWF.
Primary …

Seasons Greetings – from the Happyzine team!

December 25, 2012 – 8:13 am |

It’s that special time of the year.  Wishing you love, joy and peace, where ever you are.
Follow your bliss.  Appreciate what you have.  Be in the true gift of the now.
Love,
Charlotte and the Happyzine team …

John Sturgeon – Living Legend!

November 23, 2012 – 11:24 am |

The ‘Do A Little, Gain A Lot’ community action spotlight this time turns to the fantastic ‘Living Legends’ project which you may have heard of during the Rugby World Cup, and again this year during …

Natural remedy: How to soothe your three year old’s ear ache by pressing points on their feet

October 27, 2012 – 8:14 am |

By Shanti Burgess, Reflexologist and Herbalist
Q: My three year old, who is usually a very mellow toddler is hurting with an ear ache, is there anything I can do for her with reflexology to make …

NZ falcon wins Bird of the Year

October 10, 2012 – 8:33 pm |

The New Zealand falcon (karearea) has been crowned Bird of the Year in Forest & Bird’s eighth annual poll.
This year 10,292 votes were cast in this fiercely contested poll, with the karearea snatching 1261 votes …

Keep New Zealand Beautiful – reporting in from Dunedin

September 18, 2012 – 3:13 pm |

Hi Charlotte
I thought I’d write to you about our Keep NZ Beautiful Week (and Conservation Week) event down here in Dunedin.
The Coastal Clean-Up Dunedin went well on Sunday 16th September , the weather was great …

Kaumātua lead by example: ‘it’s never too late to learn’

September 4, 2012 – 10:39 am |

Kaumātua proud to be NMIT students
 
Twelve Māori elders from Ngāti Koata iwi studying Te Reo Māori as part of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology’s first “kaumātua class” are setting an example it’s never too …

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