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December 18, 2014 – 4:54 pm |

Charlotte Squire argues that for every problem there is a solution, and asks for crowd support to relaunch her solutions focused news website Happyzine in the new year.
As a journo for a large daily newspaper, …

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Greenpeace report says going 100% renewable by 2050 will grow jobs

February 14, 2013 – 4:53 pm |

Global conservation organisation WWF-New Zealand today welcomed a new Greenpeace report, “The Future is Here”, showing how New Zealand could grow jobs and protect the environment by shifting to almost 100% renewable energy by 2050.
WWF-New …

2013 Kiwi Diary article: Boosting creativity is the key – by Sir Paul Callaghan

February 12, 2013 – 10:00 pm |

There is nothing like being at the start of a calendar year to have a sense of optimism, opportunity, the chance to reset and embrace any ol’ thang from last year that you wish you’d …

Young filmmakers challenged to film and shape Auckland’s future

February 11, 2013 – 3:20 pm |

Media release – Auckland Council

11 February 2013

Make Auckland’s future a feature – challenge to young filmmakers
 
Young filmmakers are being challenged to create a three-minute video, on the subject of Auckland’s future, in just 14 days.

The …

World cities take lead on climate action

February 10, 2013 – 1:50 pm |

Gland, Switzerland – The finalists for WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) have been announced with a diverse cross-section of cities recognized for their innovative actions on climate change.
The 17 finalists were selected from 66 entrants …

Locals and DoC bringing threatened heart-leaved kōhūhū back back to Murchison

February 8, 2013 – 11:53 am |

Media release – Department of Conservation
8 February 2013
Love your endangered trees – Heart-leaved kōhūhū
Murchison is becoming known as a haven for rare and endangered tree species and locals are being invited to help another rare …

Sustainable backyards in Tauranga features Big Dessert Night for Earth Hour

February 8, 2013 – 10:19 am |

MEDIA RELEASE – Sustainable Backyards
Envirohub BOP (previously Tauranga Environment Centre) is gearing for Sustainable Backyards this March – a month long Calendar of Events to celebrate and support the fantastic range of local environmental initiatives …

Calling supporters for 2013 Red Puppy Appeal

February 7, 2013 – 12:24 pm |

Get involved and fundraise to help train more guide dogs

Calling supporters for 2013 Red Puppy Appeal
 
On April 5 and 6 this year, the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) needs a brigade of …

Golden Bay locals celebrate World Wetland day by playing in the mud

February 7, 2013 – 12:20 pm |

To celebrate World Wetlands Day on February end, Golden Bay’s (Tasman, New Zealand) Forest and Bird members and Tasman District Council Environmental Educator Claire Webster run a ‘Motupipi Estuary Rescue’ event.
27 locals (ranging in age …

Large colony of endangered South Island long-tailed bats found at D’Urville Island

February 5, 2013 – 3:54 pm |

Forest & Bird is thrilled that a large colony of endangered South Island long-tailed bats has been discovered during a January survey on D’Urville Island, in the Marlborough Sounds.
The D’Urville population is estimated to number …

Book release: Forty Days of Yoga

February 5, 2013 – 3:51 pm |

Media Release: February 5, 2013
How to make yoga an integrated part of your every day life
NZ book just released: ‘Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice’
By Kara-Leah Grant, …

Samoan choir singers invited to demonstrate their musical gifts

February 4, 2013 – 10:35 am |

Press Release
Media contact: Simon Matāfai
Email: simonmatafai@gmail.com
Mobile: +64 27 471 9327
Samoa Voices Choir Competition hosted at the 2013 Pasifika Festival
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
02 February, 2013
The 21st Pasifika Festival will take place on March 9 and 10 at …

Ngai Tahu Treaty Festival, Onuku Marae, Wednesday 6 February

February 1, 2013 – 10:19 am | One Comment

Ngai Tahu
Ngai Tahu Treaty Festival, Onuku Marae, Wednesday 6 February
This year Onuku Runanga is hosting the annual ‘Ngai Tahu Treaty Festival’ at Onuku Marae, Akaroa.
Discussion on the current review of the New Zealand Constitution, environmental …

Personal message from Charlotte Squire asking you to join Club Happyzine

February 1, 2013 – 9:42 am |
Personal message from Charlotte Squire asking you to join Club Happyzine

Kia Ora,
My name’s Charlotte Squire, I’m the founder and Creative Director of Happyzine.
Happyzine is an online platform for good news that inspires positive change within our communities and for our environment. It’s awesome. It serves …

Introducing: The Wholefoods Handbook – a guide with big appeal and altruistic intentions

January 31, 2013 – 10:49 pm |

The Wholefoods Handbook ten years on – a guide with big appeal and altruistic intentions
—Rae McDowell

Authors of the tenth anniversary edition of the Wholefoods Handbook, Joanna Piekarski and Marsha Jones, celebrated with a launch at …

Bluebridge passengers to surf while they sail – for free

January 30, 2013 – 6:49 pm |

Media release
For immediate release
Tuesday 29 January 2013
BLUEBRIDGE PASSENGERS TO SURF WHILE THEY SAIL – FOR FREE
Passengers crossing Cook Strait on Bluebridge ferries can plan their holiday itinerary, post Facebook updates, tweet, email, shop and surf …

Conscious Consumers launch a smart phone app to change the world!

January 30, 2013 – 6:44 pm |

Conscious Consumers
MEDIA RELEASE – EMBARGOED UNTIL MONDAY 28 JANUARY.
– START –
A smartphone app to change the world!
Conscious Consumers has today released a smartphone application that puts power into the pockets of hospitality consumers.
New Zealand’s first …

Happyzine celebrates its fifth year of feel good media

January 29, 2013 – 2:08 pm |

Charlotte Squire, founder and Editor of the positive news website Happyzine is celebrating five years of optimistic Kiwi media.
 
Happyzine is a New Zealand based good news website that Ms Squire says is designed to “inspire …

New collaborative community theatre initiative launches in Auckland

January 28, 2013 – 10:14 am |

An Auckland based drama teacher and voice coach has launched a community theatre initiative focusing on Social Action in a creative, fun, and inspiring way.
Sally Mabelle shares her story:
In August 2012, I was called into …

The next ten people to join Club Happyzine shall receive three packs each of Eatright Organic Dried Apples. Yum! And Yes!

January 25, 2013 – 6:08 pm |

Check em out!
They’re Organic Dried Apples.  They’re preservative and sulphite free, with no added sugar.  They’re dried low and slow to preserve the natural health benefits, and to top it off they’re certified organic.
They have …

NZ’s first crowd-funded comic launches

January 23, 2013 – 4:27 pm |

NZ’s first crowd-funded comic launches
Monday, 21 January 2013, 3:03 pm
Press Release: Faction Comics
NZ’s first crowd-funded comic launches
21/01/2013
Kiwi comic fans have spoken – with their wallets. Overwhelming public support for a local comic anthology has resulted …