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Olympic Kiwi silver medalist Sarah Walker is a big believer in positive psychology. She spoke to herself on the mirror for months before the Olympics. Though it felt weird at first, it paid off.
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‘Mobility, unexpected and possibility’ three principles of public art installation in Christchurch

July 11, 2013 – 10:57 pm |

SCAPE 7 Artists Announced

The artists for this year’s SCAPE 7 Public Art Christchurch Biennial have been announced at a special artist launch event on Wednesday 3 July. 
The launch was presented by SCAPE 7 Sydney-based New Zealand curator, Blair French, who …

Christchurch Passion, People, Planet – an interactive workshop, fueled by music, lead by Charlotte Squire

July 10, 2013 – 9:22 am | 2 Comments

This workshop has been postponed.
Workshop details:
What are you passionate about?  Explore and expand ways your unique passion and contributions are making a positive difference, for you, your community and for the planet. This two to …

Ekodo: A Buddha on the Altar?

July 9, 2013 – 7:48 pm |

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By Sean Weaver
We have a stone Buddha on our altar at home. It was carved from Oamaru stone by my lovely wife, Jo. It is a symbol to remind us of our own ability to …

Yurts seen as the new affordable housing option by local councils

July 6, 2013 – 7:33 pm | One Comment

The Nelson Mail reports that Yurts are “the new housing”.  A Motueka business trio have been working with local council to ensure the low impact, affordable homes comply with local council policies.  The business Custom …

New plan to take 20 per cent energy savings city wide

July 5, 2013 – 8:54 am | One Comment

After slashing energy use in its own buildings by 20 per cent, the City of Sydney is working out how much energy could be saved across all buildings in Sydney.
The City has signed a contract …

How Happyzine readers feed and maintain their happiness, as we move into the depths of winter

July 4, 2013 – 9:07 am |

Joel Le Blanc – Christchurch based Medical herbalist, workshop teacher and writer:

“I go for walks in the woods and parks to smell the rotting leaves, feel the cool air, search for mushrooms, sometimes drink warm, …

World’s Oldest Hip Hop Dance Group Booked for Las Vegas!

July 3, 2013 – 8:35 am | One Comment

Check out the very, very cool YouTube video of this amazing World’s Oldest Hip Hop Dance Group below!  
Media Release
The World’s Oldest Hip Hop Dance Group, consisting of 36 senior citizens aged 66 to 96 …

Solar energy powers Ricoh New Zealand’s staff

July 2, 2013 – 4:06 pm |

MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 2 July 2013
 Ricoh New Zealand’s mobile staff members recently received an energy boost to help them go about their daily work.
The company has issued all mobile staff with portable …

City Council Extends City Revitalisation Project

July 2, 2013 – 12:48 pm |

Funding has been granted by the Wellington City Council for a further six months for the trial of Urban Dream Brokerage. Working with commercial property partners, Urban Dream Brokerage assists with the revitalisation of Wellington …

Conservation “hero” receives top honours

July 1, 2013 – 5:49 pm |

Forest & Bird media release
“Conservation hero” Carole Long has been named a Distinguished Life Member of New Zealand’s largest conservation organisation, Forest & Bird.
The award is Forest & Bird’s highest honour that recognises outstanding individuals …

Keep feeding your mind with positive media food for $1 per week

June 29, 2013 – 2:18 pm |
Keep feeding your mind with positive media food for $1 per week

Students create living roof design concept for Auckland Museum
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I’m Charlotte Squire, Happyzine founder and I think the news above is the stuff that helps our communities and planet keep moving forward as we create a …

Students create living roof design concept for Auckland Museum

June 28, 2013 – 9:15 am | One Comment

Breathing life into the Auckland Museum with the Auckland Museum living roof project, Jaqs Clarke (who runs the course in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland – ArchGen721) has sent through a …

Roots to my roots tour: Matiu Te Huki

June 28, 2013 – 9:04 am |

Oh, it gets me all excited and bubbly when I think of people following their dreams and living their passions!
Matiu Te Huki is doing just that by journeying across the globe to entwine his Maori …

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra Edinburgh Fringe Fundraiser Show

June 27, 2013 – 2:50 pm |

Media Release – June 2013
Enhancing the Halo presents The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra in a multi-celebratory mid-winter fundraiser show at the Wellington Town Hall, 7.30pm, Thursday 25.  Wellington’s beloved ukulele vagabonds are hammering the “international” into Wellington International …

Midnight landmark boat launch for Nelson will change lives in remote villages in Papua New Guinea

June 27, 2013 – 11:22 am |

One of the biggest boats ever built in Nelson, and possibly the most complex multi-purpose vessel to come out of New Zealand, was launched at Port Nelson on the high tide around midnight last night.
The 30 metre Morobe …

Global Citizen Concert: standing against extreme poverty

June 26, 2013 – 8:09 am |

Will Watterson is the New Zealand Country Director for The Global Poverty Project. He has over a decade of experience in theatre, international development, campaigning, global education and youth work. Will is passionate about connecting …

Found in the media: Small is good; religions are going green; nappy free parenting; raw milk at the farm gate and if you want it, feel it

June 24, 2013 – 7:00 pm |
Found in the media: Small is good; religions are going green; nappy free parenting; raw milk at the farm gate and if you want it, feel it

Who says mainstream media don’t offer their fair share of good news stories?  Well, um, I used to.  That was until I started working for a ‘normal’ newspaper and realised that 80% of the stories …

How Happyzine readers feed and maintain their happiness, as we move into the depths of winter

June 24, 2013 – 2:44 pm |

Social entreprenuer and founder of Enspiral.com: Josh Vial.
By going to Cambodia for 3 months working on volunteer projects
 
Artist and Environmental Educator: Jo Campbell
I find cycling on a lovely sunny brisk afternoon extremely good for …

Philanthropic payroll model gives back to grassroots community with new CEO

June 20, 2013 – 9:59 am |

Exciting news for one of Happyzine World Changers: Lani Evans!
She’s just scored herself a job as the new CEO of one of New Zealand’s most innovative social enterprises, ‘Thankyou Payroll’.
Thankyou Payroll is a Dunedin based …

Sustainable Business Network offsets 450 tonnes of CO2 for World Environment Day

June 20, 2013 – 9:37 am |

MEDIA RELEASE
June 2013
Sustainable Business Network offsets 450 tonnes of CO2 for World Environment Day
The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) has planted sufficient trees to offset 450 tonnes of carbon dioxide at planting events for World Environment …