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Great Barrier Island locals get innovative with waste, connecting with each other and creating new resources

September 11, 2015 – 9:44 am | 2 Comments

Residents of Great Barrier island, a small 150 sq km island of 800 residents about 90 km across the Hauraki Gulf from Auckland, have taken the challenge of waste into their own hands, with positive results.
Resident …

Meet Anthony, he wants to share eco-friendly good news about the North Shore with you

August 31, 2015 – 6:51 pm |

Anthony Thompson believes the world needs more good news.  He lives in Devonport, North Shore, where he says he says he loves “spending time on the beach, standing in awe from the hilltop views, integrating with …

Businesses making a positive difference invited to sponsor local good news reporters, starting in Auckland

August 17, 2015 – 2:21 pm |

Reporters are poised to bike, walk and bus to get the good news scoop in Auckland, Hawkes Bay and the rest of New Zealand, with a little help from businesses making a positive difference.
The national good news website Happyzine …

Business: Sponsor a local news column in your community!

June 30, 2015 – 2:46 pm |
Business:  Sponsor a local news column in your community!

Sponsor a local Happyzine writer and help shape a greener, more inclusive world while sharing the inspiring story of your business with people who care about where they spend their dollars.
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Happyzine is an online …

Youth Action for the environment by Steve Carter

October 26, 2012 – 9:03 pm |

Local Good News/Christchurch
Need a green army of young, motivated volunteers to assist in the recovery and regeneration of post-earthquake Christchurch? Need a team of energetic workers to boost
your greening or conservation project?
Then look no further.
Launched …

Messing About On The River

October 11, 2012 – 3:13 pm |

By Steve Carter
Spring has sprung and it signals the end of what many have described as our toughest winter.
Aftershocks may be decreasing in frequency and intensity but it is now that the tiredness has begun …

Cycle-share schemes for the next generation

October 1, 2012 – 8:18 pm |

Local Good News/Christchurch
by Steve Carter
It’s a city seemingly made for cycling, so why isn’t there a world-class cycling infrastructure?
Whatever the reasons might be, there’s plenty of voices clamouring for Christchurch to be rebuilt as a …

Rena: One year on. New WWF funds for penguins and wetlands

September 28, 2012 – 10:06 am |

WWF-New Zealand media release – for immediate release
WWF-New Zealand is marking next week’s first anniversary of the Rena shipping disaster by announcing its support for two important projects to help with the continuing work to …

Christchurch: The little organic shop the community bought

September 24, 2012 – 8:56 pm | 2 Comments

by Steve Carter
Local Good News/Christchurch
What do you do if you are told the shop you are managing is to be put up for sale? Well, you convince your whole town to chip in to buy …

Christchurch: A month of mural painting

September 16, 2012 – 8:13 pm | 2 Comments
Christchurch: A month of mural painting

By Steve Carter
It’s fun to watch ideas seed a whole new chain of creativity.
After the first ‘gap’ project in New Brighton saw the painting of a large mural on the exposed wall of a building …

Christchurch: The extraordinary emerging community, two years on …

September 7, 2012 – 4:45 pm | 3 Comments
Christchurch: The extraordinary emerging community, two years on …

Reflections on September 4th
by Steve Carter
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by …

Greening the Rubble: Planting the seeds of freedom – by Steve Carter

August 31, 2012 – 8:32 am |

“It’s a terrific thing to be involved in … I feel like it’s kind of a dream job really.”
It’s always so refreshing to hear people express such passion for their work. On a beautiful, sunny …

Christchurch: A Hub For Healthy Youth Development

August 24, 2012 – 7:13 pm | 2 Comments

by Steve Carter
Local Good News/Christchurch
Time passing is such a relative thing.
Sometimes, the last year feels like the longest ever … and then something happens to change one’s perspective to thinking time has fair raced …

Christchurch: A food revolution from the ground up

August 17, 2012 – 10:33 am |

Local Good News/Christchurch
by Steve Carter
Growing a better future.
That’s how the ‘Garden To Table’ website describes what their scheme aims to achieve.  Rooted in the work of the Australian cook Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Program, the …

Winter stillness in Golden Bay – Lazy days at a Paton’s Rock bach

August 10, 2012 – 4:28 pm |

By Charlotte Squire
Local Good News/Golden Bay
You are cordially invited to play Beatles ‘soundtrack’ whilst reading

Exciting!  We’re going on holiday!  Admittedly we’re not going far, and we only have twenty four hours, but it’s a holiday …

Christchurch: Flourish – the conference about thriving – by Steve Carter

August 10, 2012 – 11:49 am |

A conference with a flourish
by Steve Carter
Local Good News/Christchurch
What is it to really flourish?
Obviously, the answer to such a question is multifaceted and complex, so anyone organising a conference on the subject needs to be …

Christchurch: No Gallery Required

August 3, 2012 – 3:11 pm |

Local Good News/Christchurch
Steve Carter
“Wow”, you might well think as you see another wall adorned with a new work of art, “What is that?”
Wandering around Christchurch these days is like taking a stroll among the pieces …

Christchurch: Liberating The Free Word

July 27, 2012 – 12:32 pm |

Local Good News/Christchurch
by Steve Carter
There’s been ‘Shaking’ and there’s been “Quaking’ … kind of lends itself to poetry, right?
Actually, there has been something of a gentle ban on earthquake doggerel at the Catalyst open-mic poetry …

Slow travel: Winter getaway to Te Hapu, Golden Bay

July 27, 2012 – 12:13 pm |

By Charlotte Squire
Local Good News/Golden Bay
Do you feel like you have enough time? It’s the one thing we all have the same amount of. Yet not all of us feel the same way about it. …

Sean Weaver – secretly saving rainforests from Golden Bay, New Zealand

July 20, 2012 – 1:28 pm | 2 Comments

By Charlotte Squire

Local Good News/Golden Bay
Ever dreamed of moving to the country, raising the kids to in a small, vibrant community, and growing the quintessential healthy organic garden? Many of us Happyzine readers have had …