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 Could you live on a purely local diet for 30 days?
To enter email: charlotte@happyzine.co.nz
Kiwis are being challenged to eat a diet of purely local food, sourced no further away than a 200 km from their …

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Final interest call for eco fashion event

June 5, 2014 – 5:59 pm |

Final interest call for eco fashion event
The final call for designers and eco businesses considering involvements in New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed is out. Registrations of interest for the annual eco fashion event, which has attracted …

Weiti River Festival

February 13, 2014 – 7:31 pm |

Conservation Volunteers
Celebrate the natural wonders of the Weiti River and help us launch the Weiti WildLink project
Come along to the Weiti River Festival and join in the fun at our family friendly event. Stroll along the …

The Rai-Pelorus Valley a Rural Community with Vision and Heart – by Barbara Stuart

January 24, 2014 – 6:00 am |

A farmer lead community nursery has brought people together to plant seedlings alongside waterways in the Rai Valley, leading to significant improvement of water quality in the area.
The Rai-Pelorus Valley a Rural Community with Vision and Heart – by …

Young Kiwis Join UNICEF to Tackle Global Issues

March 8, 2013 – 7:25 pm |

UNICEF NZ (UN Children’s Fund)
Media Release
Friday 8 March, 2013
Young Kiwis Join UNICEF to Tackle Global Issues
-UNICEF NZ Youth Ambassadors 2013 –
Six passionate young New Zealanders from across the country have been chosen to join the …

Become a Spy … er Good News Researcher for Happyzine

January 17, 2013 – 1:16 pm | 2 Comments

There’s good news going down everywhere, at all hours of the day, in every community of this pretty country we call Aotearoa.  We want in on the action.
Join our team of change-makers and help New …

Changemakers! Get free support for your project on DoGoodJobs via Happyzine

December 3, 2012 – 4:31 pm |

Do you have a project that works towards positive change? Do you need good people for that project?
Any friend of Happyzine is a friend of Do Good Jobs! That’s why we are offering you a …

Generation Zero is looking for a short term fundraising coordinator. Is it you?

December 1, 2012 – 5:50 pm |

Are you experienced with fundraising? Would you like to help a group of passionate young people to make positive change?
We need YOU to help us take the first steps to becoming financially sustainable!
We are looking …

Raw detoxing – with raw foodie Sarah Lea

December 1, 2012 – 11:00 am | One Comment

I’ve done cold turkey and it aint that pretty. Getting edgy, mild panic palpitations and a crazed glint in the eye… thoughts about my food stash and where my next hit was coming from. Hopefully …

“Will not quit” attitude earns accolades

November 30, 2012 – 11:24 am | 2 Comments

Attitude Awards Trust
30 November 2012
Sharon Davies has won the Attitude ACC Supreme Award for 2012, heading off strong competition from more than 20 other national finalists.
Sharon, better known as Shaz in the West Auckland community …

Festival for the Future: A Reflection

November 23, 2012 – 4:03 pm | 2 Comments

As I sit here writing this blog entry I can’t help but feel hopeful.  Not only about my own future, but a collective and progressive one for all New Zealander’s and the rest of the …

Youth Cycle the Length of the Country to Climate Summit

November 22, 2012 – 2:43 pm |

In two weeks’ time, 1000 young people will gather in Auckland for New Zealand and the Pacific’s first youth climate summit.

Five attendees began their 1300 kilometre unsupported cycle ride to Power Shift from Dunedin to …

Awards bring focus to free, relevant and dynamic resource available to Pacific Businesses

October 27, 2012 – 9:27 am |

The eagerly awaited Pacific Business Awards return in March 2013, celebrating 20 years since the event first began. It also brings focus on the Pacific Business Trust that has assisted Pacific people into business …

NZ’s Most Inspiring Teacher Drives Over-Achieving Students

October 25, 2012 – 12:50 pm | One Comment

After spending the last 25 years devoting her time and energy to helping primary school students excel, Jan Stevens from Rotary Park School in Otago has been named New Zealand’s Most Inspiring Teacher for 2012.
After …

Top teenage talent recognised by Youthtown Creatifs Young Designer Awards

October 11, 2012 – 1:54 pm |

A 13 year old from Canvastown in the South Island and a 14 year old from Porirua are the two Supreme Winners in the Youthtown Creatifs Young Designer Awards.
Miya Austin-Dobie and her innovative “Cicada City” headwear …

Nominate an inspiring Kiwi, now!

September 27, 2012 – 9:33 pm |

26 September 2012 – for immediate release
Deadline looming for nominating an inspirational Kiwi!
The deadline for the open invitation to all New Zealanders to nominate in the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards 2012 …

Opportunity for Senior New Zealanders to be recognised and rewarded

September 19, 2012 – 4:36 pm |

Opportunity for Senior New Zealanders to be recognised and rewarded
Nominations are being sought from around the country for the Countdown Senior New Zealander of the year as part of the New Zealander of the Year …

Bird of the Year poll open

September 10, 2012 – 3:38 pm |
Bird of the Year poll open

Monday 10 September 2012 – Wellington
Forest & Bird press release for immediate use
Bird of the Year poll open
TV personality Te Radar, comedian Raybon Kan and actress Jennifer Ward-Lealand will be championing their favourite native …

Positivity and praise changing lives in Wellington foster care service

August 31, 2012 – 9:08 am |

Born to be a mom
From the age of 14 Sue had decided all she ever wanted was to be a mom and after raising four children of her own, (now aged between 22 and 29 …

Comedian Ewen Gilmour Recognised with Presidential Citation from Variety International

August 29, 2012 – 9:08 am |

Popular comedian and much-loved Variety New Zealand Ambassador, Ewen Gilmour has been honoured by Variety – The Children’s Charity with a Variety International Presidential Citation. These awards …

Wanted: Nominees to knock your socks off at the Attitude Awards

August 9, 2012 – 4:05 pm |

New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe – multiple Paralympic medallist and 2011 Attitude Award winner – has another swag of gold in her sights at the London Paralympic Games in August.  And she’s just the sort of …

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