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April 22, 2014 – 8:04 pm | One Comment

The World’s Oldest Hip Hop Dance Group: The Hip Op-eration Crew will be competing head-to-head against the top Hip Hop Mega Dance Crews from around the country on Friday 2nd May 2014.
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Waka Ama brings people together Nelson

November 2, 2012 – 7:52 pm |

One sport to add to your list of team building exercises should include the challenge set out by Whakatu Marae Waka Ama Club in Nelson. This is planned for the 10th of November 10th, from …

Raw food in the real world by raw foodie Sarah Lea

November 2, 2012 – 12:30 pm | 3 Comments

Raw food in the real world
I’m refusing to feed my Mama an all raw diet, much to her disappointment. She’s visiting from the UK and I’m scared stiff that she’lll hit detox and end up …

Winning schools sketch vision for the future with UFB Amazing Ideas

November 2, 2012 – 12:23 pm |

By Hannah Finnigan-Walsh
Photo credit: Photosport.co.nz
Thursday, November 1, 2012: The winners of Telecom’s inaugural ‘Amazing Ideas Search’ have been chosen after judges assessed hundreds of amazing ideas from Kiwi kids across the country on how Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) …

Check out: Lifestream’s Biogenic Aloemint – great for digestion

November 1, 2012 – 9:13 pm |

Check out Lifestream’s yummy new product Biogenic Aloemint.  I’ve personally been chugging mine back because there’s something about it that my body loves.  I can literally feel it in my gut.
Aloemint is a digestive tonic …

Official WOMAD 2013 Line Up Announced

November 1, 2012 – 9:43 am |

Festival features over 200 performers from 21 countries on seven stages
new offerings this year include the Human …

Top 10 Happy foods Number 4 – Kefir

October 31, 2012 – 8:55 pm |

By Tyson Hammond
Eating to feel good is something easy we can do to help our body and mind feel content and enjoy our lives a little more. Staying physically healthy is an essential part of …

Farmers Market goes Zero Waste

October 30, 2012 – 9:53 pm |

Media Release
25 October 2012

The Grey Lynn Farmers Market is leading the way to become New Zealand’s first zero waste farmers market with a range of innovative approaches aimed at reducing, reusing and recycling the waste …

Meet Sarah Lea and find out what she left behind when she went raw

October 30, 2012 – 8:42 pm |
Meet Sarah Lea and find out what she left behind when she went raw

Eat More Energy – Saturday November 10th to Saturday December 8th
How do you eat loads of raw food, for more than two days in a row, without feeling like a starving rabbit?
How do raw foodists …

Choppy waters usually preferred!

October 28, 2012 – 5:36 pm |

Waka Ama are sport and casual recreation for all ages, for both men and women, its a whanau sport that has been growing in numbers across Aotearoa. At the moment you may be able to …

Awards bring focus to free, relevant and dynamic resource available to Pacific Businesses

October 27, 2012 – 9:27 am |

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 …

The Raw Shopping List by raw foodie Sarah Lea

October 26, 2012 – 9:04 pm |

Thank goodness it’s Friday! The cupboards gape mournfully and the fridge gets a makeover. I’m so thank-full that I got us to the beginning of another food week, I get all excited and clean the …

Youth Action for the environment by Steve Carter

October 26, 2012 – 9:03 pm |

Local Good News/Christchurch
Need a green army of young, motivated volunteers to assist in the recovery and regeneration of post-earthquake Christchurch? Need a team of energetic workers to boost
your greening or conservation project?
Then look no further.
Launched …

Top 10 Happy foods Number 5 – Fruit

October 25, 2012 – 7:10 pm | One Comment

By Tyson Hammond
Eating to feel good is something easy we can do to help our body and mind feel content and enjoy our lives a little more. Staying physically healthy is an essential part of …

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 …

Launching Pink Ribbon Calendar Girls

October 25, 2012 – 7:04 am |

There were a lot of smiling faces at the Pink Ribbon Calendar girls launch party last week.
The launch celebrated the successful crowdfunding and publication of the Pink Ribbon Calendar, created by Liz Oliver, an Auckland …

Be prepared by raw foodie Sarah Lea

October 25, 2012 – 6:59 am | One Comment

Be prepared. “Prepared for what?” someone once asked Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, “ For anything!” came the reply. And even though it sent shivers down me every time girl guide was threatened in my …

Festival for the Future: how do we turn our world-changing ideas into action?

October 14, 2012 – 10:47 pm |

My name’s Liz and I’m a serial cause monogamist. From climate change solutions to Fairtrade to West Papuan independence, there have been so many causes that have heartened me, distressed me or encouraged me to …

Powershift flashmob takes to Queen Street

October 12, 2012 – 11:05 am |

PRESS RELEASE – Powershift
Amid the lunchtime throng of business people on Queen Street a Gangham style flash mob materialized. Businessmen and women caught unawares, the orange- dressed performers were …

Messing About On The River

October 11, 2012 – 3:13 pm | One Comment

By Steve Carter
Spring has sprung and it signals the end of what many have described as our toughest winter.
Aftershocks may be decreasing in frequency and intensity but it is now that the tiredness has begun …

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 …