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Te Kaea Beri – Daring to Dream Out Loud – Profile

May 12, 2009 – 1:38 pm |
Te Kaea Beri – Daring to Dream Out Loud – Profile

Published in Happyzine Winter 2008
Happyzine Wild Youth Profile:  Te Kaea Beri

Age: Nineteen
 
What do you love to do?
 
Acting! Doing what I’m passionate about.  It’s always been the only thing that I have wanted to do and …

May 11th, 2009

May 11, 2009 – 5:25 pm |
May 11th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 
 

Editor’s Pick:
 
 
“Oh the joy of a life purpose lived!” These words are from Erin Cole-Baker’s myspace page.  This week I would like to celebrate this …

May 4th, 2009

May 4, 2009 – 5:23 pm |
May 4th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 
 

 
 
Editor’s Pick: 
 

New Zealand Music Month is upon us once more
and this event just gets bigger and bigger.  Check out the site and find out what’s going …

April 27th, 2009

April 27, 2009 – 5:22 pm |
April 27th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 
 

 
 
Editor’s Pick: 
 

 
I love discovering happy, active elders and this  week I want to draw attention to a blog by Kiwi Kevin Roberts – CEO of Saatchi and …

April 20th, 2009

April 20, 2009 – 5:20 pm |
April 20th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 
 

 
 
Editor’s Pick: 
 

Ok, so it may seem I’m Weka obsessed… and, well, maybe I am.  They’re just so cheeky and trusting and it’s hilarious when they steal other …

April 13th, 2009

April 13, 2009 – 5:19 pm |
April 13th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 
 

 
 
Editor’s Pick: 
 

I think they’re gorgeous!  New Zealand’s beloved Topp Twins, the lesbian comedy and music duo from down-on-the-farm in Huntly, are now featuring in their own documentary film (which has had …

April 6th, 2009

April 6, 2009 – 5:18 pm |
April 6th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 
 

Dear Charlotte,
 
I’ve discovered Happyzine just in time! There has been an overwhelming glut of bad news for months, which takes it toll on even a natural …

March 30th, 2009

March 30, 2009 – 5:17 pm |
March 30th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
Editor’s Pick:

Earth Hour 2009 was quite a thrill for me (one reason being that as a Mummy I got to do it at home with my …

March 23rd, 2009

March 23, 2009 – 5:16 pm |
March 23rd, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 
 

 
 
 
 

Editor’s Pick:

Remember the Weka?  I do!  I have fond childhood memories of this feisty flightless bird making their presence known at our bach in Para …

March 16th, 2009

March 16, 2009 – 5:13 pm |
March 16th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 
 

 
 
 
 

Editor’s Pick:

After decades of effort, DoC has suceeded in helping the Kakapo population surpass 100 birds (NZPA).  I find it incredibly inspiring that a government department hung in …

March 9th, 2009

March 9, 2009 – 5:12 pm |
March 9th, 2009

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 
 

 
 
 
 

Editor’s Pick:
‘Sharing‘ was the theme in a recent blog by Kiwi CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi – Kevin Roberts.   He says that sharing is the way of …

February 23rd, 2009

February 23, 2009 – 5:10 pm |
February 23rd, 2009

 

KIA ORA – WELCOME TO THE HAPPYZINE COMMUNITY. 
 
 
 
 

Editor’s Pick:
For all the drama in the news this week, some media also inspired hope.  I loved an article the NZ Herald ran:  EcoTown Is Where Happiness Blooms.  Why? Because …

February 16th, 2009

February 16, 2009 – 5:09 pm |
February 16th, 2009

 

Editor’s Pick:
Music – ahh, balm to the soul, particularly Tina Bridgman’s.  She sent this link out to the world and when I tuned in, I switched to calm mode.  You can check her out  on You Tube.  …

February 9th, 2009

February 9, 2009 – 5:08 pm |
February 9th, 2009

 

Editor’s Pick:
What’s good in New Zealand at the moment?  My pick is Waitangi Day.  Celebrated world wide, I’ve seen plenty of highlights worth reiterating in the media since Friday.  Maori Party Co-Leader Tariana Turia shared some seriously inspiring words …

Hope – A Key Ingredient in ‘Veneer’ Exhibition at Refinery Gallery

January 26, 2009 – 6:12 pm |
Hope – A Key Ingredient in ‘Veneer’ Exhibition at Refinery Gallery

January 26th, 2009

What have wishing wells, dandelion seeds, and butterflies got to do with polluted waterways and stunningly beautiful models? In the exhibition ‘Veneer’ – a child like innocence, combined with the understated yet powerful …

Inspiring Herbal Tea Business in Golden Bay

December 21, 2008 – 5:15 pm |
Inspiring Herbal Tea Business in Golden Bay

Twenty eight year old Shanti Burgess runs her organic herbal tea company along one clear principle – if it aint good for the planet, she aint interested.
This grounded, clear minded personality can also be found …

December 2008 ‘Wealth’

December 1, 2008 – 5:05 pm |
December 2008 ‘Wealth’

December 2008         ‘Wealth’ 

 
 
 
“Shoe Foundations” – Pastel  
 By Doti Young

 
 
Happyzine (which rhymes with ‘magazine’)is for the dreamers and optimists of this world.  It is a positive news electronic magazine with strong roots in Aotearoa/ New Zealand.  

Editorial
Wealth. What’s your little slice …

November 2008 ‘Following Your Bliss’

November 1, 2008 – 5:03 pm |
November 2008 ‘Following Your Bliss’

November 2008
‘Following Your Bliss” 

 
 
 
URBAN EEL – GINNY KATINKA

 
 
Happyzine (which rhymes with ‘magazine’)is for the dreamers and optimists of this world.  It is a positive news electronic magazine with strong roots in Aotearoa/ New Zealand.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Editorial

 
Relax.  Now, more than ever, is …

October 2008 ‘Courage’

October 1, 2008 – 4:59 pm |
October 2008 ‘Courage’

October 2008
‘Courage’ 

 
 
Shane Te Ruki – Ika A Whero

 
 
Happyzine (which rhymes with ‘magazine’)is for the dreamers and optimists of this world.  It is a positive news electronic magazine with strong roots in Aotearoa/ New Zealand.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Editorial

 
Charlotte Squire
Editor
Happyzine

 
It takes courage to …

September 2008 ‘Acceptance’

September 1, 2008 – 4:58 pm |
September 2008 ‘Acceptance’

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Editorial

There are many ways to approach the vast subject of ‘acceptance’. Sometimes, as my Grandmother recently said, it’s best not to accept a situation but to hold out for more. Then again, in other ways, …