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May 4, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Over 1,900* Aucklanders rallied together to make environmental history yesterday (Saturday 30th April) – clearing a staggering 5 tonnes of rubbish, approximately half a tonne of recyclable material, over 200 shopping trolleys and 300 car tyres. In doing …

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Glamp it up at Nelson’s Evolve Festival 14th – 16th Founder’s Park

January 15, 2014 – 10:17 am |

Camp under the starry skies at Nelson’s Evolve Festival in a safe and family friendly environment right in the heart of the festival.
Set in the Bristol Field next to the lake within the beautiful Founders …

Growing strong community in Wellington vital part of emergency preparation

January 12, 2014 – 8:28 pm |

Knowing our neighbours is more than a feel-good activity, it can also be invaluable during emergencies.  Manager of Community Resilience for the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office Dan Neely explains why it’s better to know our …

Learn how to cook with sunlight in Nelson

January 9, 2014 – 12:55 pm |

This innovative and sustainable idea uses sunlight for cooking and the results are awesome.
Nelson Environment Centre supports community and enterprise initiatives which offer eco-friendly products and services that also enable our community to become more …

Off Roading: Join the annual Murchison fundraising horse trek!

January 8, 2014 – 9:42 am |

This week Happyzine’s celebrating summer road trips.  What better way to explore the world both on-road and off than by horse?  We think horses, and horse and carts are the way of the future. Those …

Now you can bike the Heaphy Track all winter!

January 8, 2014 – 9:41 am |

Press Release: NZ Government
Winter mountain biking on Heaphy Track permanently approved
Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced at Karamea on the West Coast the permanent approval of mountain biking on the Heaphy Track from 1 May …

Food resilience in Christchurch an important part of urban planning

January 6, 2014 – 7:54 pm |

The first harvest from Christchurch’s Agropolis Urban Farm is ready to eat this Saturday. On Saturday, the group will run a morning of workshops open to anyone – seed raising, composting and shed building. At …

Now you can listen to mood boosting music and find a job on Happyzine!

December 29, 2013 – 9:07 pm |

29 December, 2013
Now you can “get jiggy with it” as you check out the latest positive news from Aotearoa and beyond.  Happyzine has a new “Mood Boosting” music channel supplying the latest uplifting tunes for …

Community planting, biodiversity and connecting kids with nature – supported in Wellington

December 29, 2013 – 7:29 pm |

Money to Boost Capital Links with Nature
Wellington City Council
Projects to increase bird life in the Town Belt and the amount of food grown locally are being supported by Wellington City Council to improve the city’s …

Global native project offers permaculture and peace

December 19, 2013 – 2:38 pm |

Global Native is a concept devised by people for those interested in a  sustainable and creative present and future .
But what are  Global Natives ? The word Global Native describes those who are native to planet Earth …

Grower donates seedling sales to Auckland City Mission for Christmas support

December 19, 2013 – 9:36 am |

A Christmas Story of generosity – Grey Lynn Farmer’s Market
A Grey Lynn local has been donating the sales of his seedlings to the Auckland City Mission, just in time for Christmas.
Errol Anderson donated $275.25 to …

Aquarium on a mission to educate about world’s most misunderstood predators

December 19, 2013 – 9:32 am |

Media Release: Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium
New interactive shark zone aims to educate Kiwis on world’s most misunderstood predators
New Zealand’s most misunderstood species and state-of-the-art technology collide in Shark Mission this month, a new interactive …

Te Puni Kōkiri initiative with employers commended for helping Māori get jobs

December 16, 2013 – 6:38 pm |

Media Release: State Services Commission
State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie today commended the Te Puni Kōkiri cadetships initiative for helping hundreds of Māori get work experience and jobs.
The initiative is a collaborative project where Te Puni …

Ten simple stress relieving tips for the festive season

December 16, 2013 – 6:35 pm |

From the team at the Herb Farm, Palmerston North.
They are New Zealand’s first family of herbal healing and live in an environment of green acres, birdsong and the sound of the wind in the trees.   Their …

Bugs a bite’n? Try all natural ‘It’s all good Magic Bites’

December 13, 2013 – 8:00 pm |

Have you ever been driven slightly mad with itchy bites from bugs?  I have.  I live in a sand fly mecca here in Kotinga, Golden Bay.  In fact they’re biting me as I write this.  …

Auckland school children camping out for conservation in pilot education programme

December 13, 2013 – 6:47 pm |

Press release: Department of Conservation
A pilot camp created to foster young conservation ambassadors in Auckland will be launched on Monday 9 December 2013 by MP Nicky Wagner, Parliamentary Private Secretary for Conservation.
From Monday, 24 students aged …

Nature Space clocks 200 restoration groups

December 13, 2013 – 6:45 pm |

Press Release: Department of Conservation
The number of community restoration groups registered with the Nature Space website has doubled in the last year. The site allows individuals and groups undertaking ecological restoration to promote projects, record …

River restoration projects in the Tasman region recognised at awards

December 12, 2013 – 7:33 pm |

Press Release: Tasman District Council
Two projects that Tasman District Council has been involved in won recognition at the inaugural NZ River Awards announced last week by the Morgan Foundation.

New Zealand River Story Award
The Sherry River …

Golden Bay hosts weaving workshop featuring award winning craftspeople in 2014

December 11, 2013 – 5:54 pm |

A group of award winning Golden Bay weavers are hosting a two day weaving course next year, with the organiser hoping this inaugural event will this will inspire people to visit from over the marble …

Making Peace – by Grace Deathridge

December 11, 2013 – 5:37 pm |


By Grace Deathridge

Auckland is currently hosting a peace exhibition ‘Lest We Forget Hiroshima & Nagasaki’ daily from now until 12thDecember 2013. The exhibition aims “to convey the true extent of the damage caused by …

Roof gardens set to grow in Sydney thanks to new policy

December 9, 2013 – 4:06 pm |

Press Release: City of Sydney
Green thumbs across Sydney are being encouraged to reach for the sky under the City of Sydney’s new green roofs and walls policy.
The draft policy calls on residents and businesses to …