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May 24, 2016 – 4:00 am |

By YHA New Zealand
New Zealand:  YHA New Zealand puts their commitment to youth personal development into action through the organisation’s annual Cora Wilding Memorial Award. The award comprises a subsidy of up to $4,000 toward the cost …

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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
55 NEW ZEALANDERS NEED OUR HELP!
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 …

Kākāpō on track for a record season!

April 12, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Department of Conservation
Date:  18 March 2016

The critically-endangered birds are world-famous for their character, rarity and bizarre appearance, a giant flightless nocturnal parrot found only in New Zealand.
“So far this season, 42 out of 54 female kākāpō …

What are three new things you give thanks for today?

February 17, 2016 – 7:19 am | 2 Comments

 Thankfulness is one of the proven cornerstones of happiness.

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 …

A spoonful of inspiration and a unicorn or two will keep the doctor at bay

October 26, 2015 – 9:07 pm |

Happyzine founder Charlotte Squire explains why positive inspiration is as important as yoga class and wheatgrass shots.  
Last night I shared my bed with a cartoonist, some unicorns, and a very optimistic Christian. 
The cartoonist was Andrew …

YHA Paihia installs 27 metres of solar panels to harness natural resource of sunny region

September 15, 2015 – 10:53 am |

YHA Bay of Islands Paihia is turning to solar panels for its power source and says other YHAs are looking on with interest.
YHA Bay of Islands Paihia Franchise owner, Andy Larsen said “The Bay of …

Autumn is beautiful and damn being a locavore is hard! By Natacha Lee

April 22, 2015 – 6:00 am |

By Natacha Lee, Gisborne 
Kiwis eating food grown and produced within a 200 km radius for 30 days of April in the Happyzine Eat Local Challenge.

The evenings and mornings have been getting cooler, the change of season …

Final interest call for eco fashion event

June 5, 2014 – 5:59 pm |

MEDIA RELEASE
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 |

PRESS RELEASE
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 …

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