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May 31, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The region’s first electric vehicle charging station on public land has been set up by Hutt City Council.
Council has provided a free three hour car park, for vehicles plugged in to the electric vehicle charging …

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Applications open for funding for Community Recycling Initiatives

February 13, 2014 – 9:42 am |

12 February 2014

Applications open for Keep New Zealand Beautiful and Coca-Cola
Community Recycling Initiatives

Keep New Zealand Beautiful is today calling for applications for its nationwide Beverage Container Recycling Community Grants Programme for 2014.

The programme, in …

Subantarctic marine reserves a positive step forward

February 12, 2014 – 11:29 am |

Media Release: WWF–NZ heralded the creation last night of three Subantarctic Islands marine reserves as a positive step but cautioned that a comprehensive plan for marine protection in New Zealand waters is needed.

The Subantarctic Islands …

New exhibition bursting, flipping and wobbling its way to ArtBox

February 12, 2014 – 11:19 am |

Media release: Christchurch Art Gallery – Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker — eight energetic words that perfectly sum up a new fun- and family-focused art exhibition coming to Christchurch’s ArtBox, …

Landscape for Breakfast – poem by David Eggleton

February 10, 2014 – 12:17 am |

Since the first edition back in 2004, The Kiwi Diary has been designed to inform, educate and inspire you for 365 days of each year!  The Kiwi Diary celebrates kiwi creativity, shares ideas with a …

Green living goes back to its roots in Sydney

February 9, 2014 – 4:23 pm |

Sydneysiders can learn from the experts about how to create a green wall, grow their own food and set up a worm farm as part of the Green Villages sustainability hub at this year’s annual …

First kakapo eggs in three years discovered

February 8, 2014 – 4:31 pm |

First kākāpō eggs in three years


Deidre Vercoe, Kākāpō Recovery Programme Manager, +64 3 2112481 or +64 27 290 2783

Date:  03 February 2014
Source:  DoC – see original article here.

Kākāpō Recovery has discovered two kākāpō mums nesting on Whenua …

Rural Women gardening grants give little green fingers a boost

February 7, 2014 – 4:37 pm |

Media release
For immediate release
7 February 2014
Rural Women gardening grants give little green fingers a boost
Ten rural schools will be busy creating vegetable gardens after winning $2000 gardening grants from Rural Women New Zealand and Farmlands.
The …

Successful breeding of threatened bats at Auckland Zoo

February 6, 2014 – 4:41 pm |

Source:  Auckland Zoo.
Auckland Zoo is celebrating successfully breeding and rearing lesser short-tailed bat twins – the first time this threatened endemic New Zealand species has ever been bred and hand-reared in a zoo.
The tiny short-tailed …

Win two free tickets to the Waihi Bush Music Festival 2014

January 31, 2014 – 9:39 pm |

This is one of the most “laid back” music festivals in New Zealand – a family orientated festival with lots of things for children to do. Featuring the best of local and international singer/songwriters and …

Plentifull Deli’s Soba Noodle Salad – from the Kiwi Diary 2014

January 31, 2014 – 7:55 pm |

Happyzine are keen Kiwi Diary-ists.  This year we’re sharing some of the amazing content from the Kiwi Diaries of both yesteryear and today … such as this recipe for Soba Noodle Salad, thanks to the …

Maisey Rika: Feed your soul and the world will seem a better place

January 28, 2014 – 8:53 pm |

Happyzine founder Charlotte Squire first fell in love with Maisey Rika’s soulful vocals when she heard Maisey’s first album, several years ago on Fresh FM.  Charlotte caught up with Maisey, as she prepares for her …

Eco-Urban – Meet the Wellington couple behind Design Tree

January 27, 2014 – 2:32 pm |

Eco and socially responsible designers Rebecca Asquith and Tim Wigmore run Design Tree – developing furniture and lighting for homes and businesses, creating their own products and doing work on commission.  Happyzine caught up with the couple, asking …

The Rai-Pelorus Valley a Rural Community with Vision and Heart – by Barbara Stuart

January 24, 2014 – 6:00 am |

A farmer lead community nursery has brought people together to plant seedlings alongside waterways in the Rai Valley, leading to significant improvement of water quality in the area.
The Rai-Pelorus Valley a Rural Community with Vision and Heart – by …

Flax-roots Festival aims to Make a Difference.

January 23, 2014 – 6:35 pm |

Join Club Happyzine and you could win a double pass to the Muriwai Waitangi Day Festival!
Warren Maxwell, front man for popular groups Trinity Roots and psychedelic blues quartet Little Bushman and musician/producer Tiki Taane are just …

Happyzine reader Seema Singh’s top insight on her summer road trip

January 22, 2014 – 6:03 pm |

Happyzine caught up with reader Seema Singh to ask her what she discovered on her travels down South.  Seema talks about the proposed Monorail, the power of nature, and why the South feels like a “happy …

Inspired by his ancestors – green pro-surfer Daniel Kereopa

January 22, 2014 – 6:00 pm |

by Charlotte Squire
New Zealand pro-surfer, father, brother and uncle Daniel Kereopa, says the beach has taught him “everything he knows” about life and that he has been brought up to respect the land and the …

How NZ surf champ and green lawyer Mischa Davis finds balance

January 20, 2014 – 10:54 am |

Charlotte Squire catches up with New Zealand surf champion and soon to be lawyer for the environment – Mischa Davis about her love for surfing and finding balance in life.  Having just completed her law …

University Canterbury expert urges Kiwi Govt to invest in Cycling

January 17, 2014 – 3:47 pm |

Greater investment in cycling has economic benefits, says UC expert
January 17, 2014
A University of Canterbury (UC) urban transport expert believes the Government and local authorities should invest more money into cycling because of the economic …

Wondering about Aoteroa

January 16, 2014 – 1:08 pm |

The Kiwi Wondering team Hannah Irakau Pehi, Phillipa TePaea Pehi and friends are walking Aotearoa to “celebrate the earth and all its inhabitants and promote social and environmental well being for all.”  Charlotte Squire of Happyzine talks …

Passion for rivers – Forest and Bird’s Debs Martin speaks up about 2014 and balance

January 16, 2014 – 1:04 pm |

Debs Martin is the Top of the South Field Officer for Forest and Bird.  Happyzine asks her about her focus for this year, which rivers have “stolen her heart,” and how she maintains healthy balance …