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April 23, 2015 – 12:25 pm |

Happyzine.co.nz founder Charlotte Squire discusses the New Zealand Local Food Challenge she’s running, including the inspiration behind the idea and people’s response to the local food issue in her own community.
The idea for an Eat Local Challenge …

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Gentle Parenting: Learning the Art of Acceptance … by Tami Wyness

March 18, 2013 – 11:50 am |
Gentle Parenting: Learning the Art of Acceptance … by Tami Wyness

Learning the Art of Acceptance…
Parenting gently and keeping my baby close to me through the day and night feels so natural, but current mainstream Western culture doesn’t always feel like a comfy sling that keeps …

Young Kiwis Join UNICEF to Tackle Global Issues

March 8, 2013 – 7:25 pm |

UNICEF NZ (UN Children’s Fund)
Media Release
Friday 8 March, 2013
Young Kiwis Join UNICEF to Tackle Global Issues
-UNICEF NZ Youth Ambassadors 2013 –
Six passionate young New Zealanders from across the country have been chosen to join the …

Global community stand alongside Pacific Islanders to create sustainable future

March 8, 2013 – 12:13 pm |

Malo ni!
My name is Mikaele Maiava. I’m writing from the Pacific Island archipelago of Tokelau to ask you to join with us in action as we take on the fossil fuel industry.
Last October, Tokelau turned …

Te Puke High School students discover marine study paths in the Bay

March 8, 2013 – 12:09 pm |

As part of Sustainable Backyards month and Sea Week an enthusiastic group of Te Puke High School students were treated to a day out on Butler’s Swim with Dolphin’s boat to experience the local marine …

Nature sanctuary and museum join forces for kids

March 5, 2013 – 8:59 pm |

School children across the Nelson region will have a seamless approach on the theory and practical side of natural history, science, and environmental education, thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) just signed by the …

‘Walk into the street and wave’ – Sarah Hornibrooke calls for gender equality in New Zealand government

March 1, 2013 – 6:41 pm |

Lead by Takaka artist/educator Sarah Hornibrooke, the granddaughter of the late Mark Briggs who campaigned for peace his entire adult life, a Golden Bay group are promoting 50/50 male/female governments globally.
‘Walk into the Street and …

Earth Hour more than lights off – New Zealand communities part of global movement for the planet

February 28, 2013 – 7:46 pm |

Earth Hour more than lights off
New Zealand communities part of global movement for the planet
From the streets of downtown Auckland to a candlelit barn dance in rural Selwyn, Kiwis across the country will be celebrating …

Still need a diary? Check out the AWESOME Kiwi Diary!

February 28, 2013 – 1:20 pm |

Charlotte Squire here, Ed. of Happyzine.  I just wanted to add my two cents about the Kiwi Diary.  I’m onto my third edition of the Kiwi Diary and I LOVE it!  It’s crammed full of …

Big leap forward in breeding of rare frog

February 28, 2013 – 1:08 pm |

Auckland Zoo
27 February 2013
Big leap forward in breeding of rare frog

For the first time, New Zealand’s critically endangered Archey’s frog – the world’s most evolutionarily distinct amphibian – has been successfully bred from a …

Earthships – Radically Sustainable Buildings: events in Christchurch

February 27, 2013 – 3:00 pm | One Comment

Earthships – Radically Sustainable Buildings – by Rosa Henderson
I had no idea, when I set out on my 18 months training through 6 countries, that I would end up finding, training and working with Earthship …

Neighbours Day Aotearoa back for a third year

February 26, 2013 – 11:46 am |

New Zealand’s biggest neighbourhood celebration, Neighbours Day Aotearoa (NDA), is back for a third year! (If you haven’t heard about NDA, you can read more here).
Over the weekend of 23-24 March 2013, thousands of …

Five minutes with Amelia Smith of DoGoodJobs on ‘What’s good for you right now?’

February 25, 2013 – 5:41 pm |

What feels good to me is helping people find purposeful, meaningful work. Once upon a time I was an uninspired hospitality worker who was disillusioned with a job market full of roles where the objective …

The Good News — by Thich Nhat Hanh

February 25, 2013 – 5:31 pm |

The Good News
They don’t publish
the good news.
The good news is published
by us.
We have a special edition every moment,
and we need you to read it.
The good news is that you are alive,
and the linden tree is …

Check out: King Ring’s New Zealand Weather Almanac 2013

February 22, 2013 – 4:56 pm |

The 2013 edition of the ever-popular weather almanac. Farmers, fishermen, gardeners, skiers and all who work outdoors or just want to know what the weather is going to do should not be without Ken Ring’s …

Gentle Parenting: ‘Little Seedlings’ by Tami Wyness

February 22, 2013 – 4:06 pm | 4 Comments

Welcome to the gentle parenting blog for Happyzine.  A place of embrace for our parenthood journey as we endeavour to nurture our little seedlings with gentle hands and hearts.  For me, learning to parent peacefully …

Five minutes with Sam Rye, Wellington on ‘What’s good for you right now?’

February 20, 2013 – 12:51 pm |

What feels good to me right now…. I’m very excited to be part of an entrepreneurial venture which is aiming to support other entrepreneurial ventures! It feels good to read the emails which keep coming …

Cartoonist Robbie Neilson’s take on why it’s a good idea to join Club Happyzine

February 20, 2013 – 12:51 pm |

Sign up to Club Happyzine today and help us keep the good news rolling.

Five rehabilitated sea turtles released back into Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve

February 19, 2013 – 4:47 pm |

19 February 2012
For immediate release
Rehabilitated Sea Turtles Released Back Into Wild
Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium Aids Sick Turtles Back to Health
Five sick and injured turtles were successfully released back into the ocean at the Poor …

Fortnight long film challenge starts today

February 18, 2013 – 2:37 pm |

Media release
18 February 2013
Fortnight long film challenge starts today

Young filmmakers stepping up to the challenge to create a three-minute video on Auckland’s future can now get filming, with the competition officially open and questions live …

Five minutes with Seema Singh, Wellington on ‘What’s good for you right now?’

February 17, 2013 – 6:07 pm | One Comment

From the last one-year my husband and I have been working on reducing the amount of material things we buy. This process has allowed us to think twice, maybe thrice before we buy anything for …