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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 …

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 |

MEDIA RELEASE
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
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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 |

COMEDIAN EWEN GILMOUR RECOGNISED
WITH PRESIDENTIAL CITATION FROM VARIETY INTERNATIONAL
 
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 …

Attitude Award gives champion a boost

June 28, 2012 – 11:21 pm |

Media release
For immediate release
 
Attitude Award gives champion a boost
 
 
Mike Gourley says receiving the 2011 Attitude ACC Supreme Award couldn’t have come at a better time in his life.
 
Mike had a stroke earlier in the …

Tireless conservationist receives top honours

June 18, 2012 – 8:22 am |

Sunday, June 17, 2012 – Wellington
Forest & Bird press release for immediate use
Tireless conservationist receives top honours
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Avid conservationist Linda Conning has been honoured as a Distinguished Life Member by Forest & Bird for her outstanding …

Unpackit Awards too close to call

May 30, 2012 – 5:39 pm |
Unpackit Awards too close to call

Wanaka Wastebusters

Unpackit Awards too close to call
Competition in the Unpackit Awards is red hot this year, with the leaders neck in neck for both the Best and Worst Packaging Awards.
Unpackit spokesperson Gina Dempster said this …

Phenomenal support for Unpackit Awards fundraising opportunity

May 2, 2012 – 9:21 am | One Comment

Schools and not-for-profit community groups and sporting organisations are leaping on an opportunity to raise money while helping to raise awareness of packaging waste.
Unpackit Awards spokesperson Gina Dempster said the response so far had been …

Nelson Pine Industries Limited is on the finalists’ shortlist for this year’s EECA Awards.

April 16, 2012 – 3:49 pm |

Nelson Pine Industries Limited is on the finalists’ shortlist for this year’s EECA Awards.
Nelson Media
The awards are run annually by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, which works to implement government strategies for energy efficiency, …

Tell us about an inspiring Cantabrian and win two tickets to the Christchurch Changemakers Convention!

April 4, 2012 – 9:57 pm |

Happyzine and ReGeneration are proud to announce this opportunity for one person to win two tickets to the upcoming Christchurch Changemakers Convention, 10 am – 6pm, 4th May 2012, The Geo Dome.
To win these tickets …

Growing community – Kapiti Coast’s Greenest Street Challenge in full swing – by Stacey Gasson

March 4, 2012 – 9:06 pm |

If you’re looking for motivation to get gardening, Kāpiti Coast’s Greenest Street Competition might be just the ticket. Visitors to participating streets could be forgiven for thinking they’d signed up for some kind of …

d’Arcy Lunn rides the world for the Global Poverty Project and Live Below the Line

March 4, 2012 – 8:55 pm | 5 Comments

I have the biggest admiration, thanks, joy, belief and faith in humanity having lived my dream everyday for the past 11 years since graduating from university.
I’m an educator, teacher, advocate, campaigner and celebrator on everything …

Inaugural New Zealand Hearing Hero announced

March 1, 2012 – 9:07 am |

Media release
29 February 2012
For immediate release
Foundation for the Deaf
Inaugural New Zealand Hearing Hero announced
The National Foundation for the Deaf is delighted to announce that the inaugural Hearing Hero Award has been awarded to Professor Peter …

Two Youthwork Job Opportunities in New Brighton, Christchurch

February 25, 2012 – 11:53 am |
Two Youthwork Job Opportunities in New Brighton, Christchurch

TWO Job Opportunities
 
We’re happy to confirm we have been granted funding for two new full time roles to support ongoing Post EQ needs in the New Brighton Community.  They will be 2 year contract initially, …

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