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September 22, 2014 – 8:19 am |

Over the ditch a massive city wide garage sale is going down next month. The event is fully supported by Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore. Wouldn’t it be nice to a city wide garage sale in …

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Calling supporters for 2013 Red Puppy Appeal

February 7, 2013 – 12:24 pm | One Comment

Get involved and fundraise to help train more guide dogs

Calling supporters for 2013 Red Puppy Appeal
On April 5 and 6 this year, the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) needs a brigade of …

Golden Bay locals celebrate World Wetland day by playing in the mud

February 7, 2013 – 12:20 pm | 4 Comments

To celebrate World Wetlands Day on February end, Golden Bay’s (Tasman, New Zealand) Forest and Bird members and Tasman District Council Environmental Educator Claire Webster run a ‘Motupipi Estuary Rescue’ event.
27 locals (ranging in age …

Large colony of endangered South Island long-tailed bats found at D’Urville Island

February 5, 2013 – 3:54 pm | 2 Comments

Forest & Bird is thrilled that a large colony of endangered South Island long-tailed bats has been discovered during a January survey on D’Urville Island, in the Marlborough Sounds.
The D’Urville population is estimated to number …

Book release: Forty Days of Yoga

February 5, 2013 – 3:51 pm |

Media Release: February 5, 2013
How to make yoga an integrated part of your every day life
NZ book just released: ‘Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice’
By Kara-Leah Grant, …

Samoan choir singers invited to demonstrate their musical gifts

February 4, 2013 – 10:35 am | 5 Comments

Press Release
Media contact: Simon Matāfai
Email: simonmatafai@gmail.com
Mobile: +64 27 471 9327
Samoa Voices Choir Competition hosted at the 2013 Pasifika Festival
02 February, 2013
The 21st Pasifika Festival will take place on March 9 and 10 at …

Ngai Tahu Treaty Festival, Onuku Marae, Wednesday 6 February

February 1, 2013 – 10:19 am | One Comment

Ngai Tahu
Ngai Tahu Treaty Festival, Onuku Marae, Wednesday 6 February
This year Onuku Runanga is hosting the annual ‘Ngai Tahu Treaty Festival’ at Onuku Marae, Akaroa.
Discussion on the current review of the New Zealand Constitution, environmental …

Personal message from Charlotte Squire asking you to join Club Happyzine

February 1, 2013 – 9:42 am | 7 Comments
Personal message from Charlotte Squire asking you to join Club Happyzine

Kia Ora,
My name’s Charlotte Squire, I’m the founder and Creative Director of Happyzine.
Happyzine is an online platform for good news that inspires positive change within our communities and for our environment. It’s awesome. It serves …

Introducing: The Wholefoods Handbook – a guide with big appeal and altruistic intentions

January 31, 2013 – 10:49 pm | 3 Comments

The Wholefoods Handbook ten years on – a guide with big appeal and altruistic intentions
—Rae McDowell

Authors of the tenth anniversary edition of the Wholefoods Handbook, Joanna Piekarski and Marsha Jones, celebrated with a launch at …

Bluebridge passengers to surf while they sail – for free

January 30, 2013 – 6:49 pm | One Comment

Media release
For immediate release
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Passengers crossing Cook Strait on Bluebridge ferries can plan their holiday itinerary, post Facebook updates, tweet, email, shop and surf …

Conscious Consumers launch a smart phone app to change the world!

January 30, 2013 – 6:44 pm | One Comment

Conscious Consumers
A smartphone app to change the world!
Conscious Consumers has today released a smartphone application that puts power into the pockets of hospitality consumers.
New Zealand’s first …

Happyzine celebrates its fifth year of feel good media

January 29, 2013 – 2:08 pm | 5 Comments

Charlotte Squire, founder and Editor of the positive news website Happyzine is celebrating five years of optimistic Kiwi media.
Happyzine is a New Zealand based good news website that Ms Squire says is designed to “inspire …

New collaborative community theatre initiative launches in Auckland

January 28, 2013 – 10:14 am |

An Auckland based drama teacher and voice coach has launched a community theatre initiative focusing on Social Action in a creative, fun, and inspiring way.
Sally Mabelle shares her story:
In August 2012, I was called into …

The next ten people to join Club Happyzine shall receive three packs each of Eatright Organic Dried Apples. Yum! And Yes!

January 25, 2013 – 6:08 pm | 3 Comments

Check em out!
They’re Organic Dried Apples.  They’re preservative and sulphite free, with no added sugar.  They’re dried low and slow to preserve the natural health benefits, and to top it off they’re certified organic.
They have …

NZ’s first crowd-funded comic launches

January 23, 2013 – 4:27 pm |

NZ’s first crowd-funded comic launches
Monday, 21 January 2013, 3:03 pm
Press Release: Faction Comics
NZ’s first crowd-funded comic launches
Kiwi comic fans have spoken – with their wallets. Overwhelming public support for a local comic anthology has resulted …

Handmade goods reign at the Palmerston North Craft and Quilt Fair

January 22, 2013 – 12:13 pm | 21 Comments

Get crafty at the Palmerston North Craft & Quilt Fair 2013
There’s no hiding the fact that we live in a busy world, and so often mass-produced items become the norm. But this …

PledgeMe thinks you guys rock

January 22, 2013 – 11:08 am |

Wow. 2012 was a massive year. Bigger than words really, so I’m going to start with a photo:

That’s some of the 175 projects YOU MADE HAPPEN last year. If I started trying to list them …

Sculptures transform Auckland’s Silo Park this Summer

January 17, 2013 – 3:08 pm | One Comment

Media Release                                                                                                
Thursday, 17th February 2013
Sculptures transform Auckland’s Silo Park this Summer
Exquisite bronze castings, beautiful carvings and cutting-edge polymer sculptures will descend upon Auckland’s waterfront on 1 February to 14 March 2013, as Wynyard Quarter …

Become a Spy … er Good News Researcher for Happyzine

January 17, 2013 – 1:16 pm | 3 Comments

There’s good news going down everywhere, at all hours of the day, in every community of this pretty country we call Aotearoa.  We want in on the action.
Join our team of change-makers and help New …

Variety seeks talanted singers for all inclusive youth choir

January 11, 2013 – 3:00 pm | 7 Comments

 Variety – The Children’s Charity is calling for singing stars aged 7-18 years to step up and audition for Variety Voices – the charity’s all-star performance group.
Variety Voices …

The Creativity Challenge

January 11, 2013 – 2:59 pm | 6 Comments

A conference focussing on all aspects of creativity – in education, in business, in the
arts, in communities and in social enterprise – is to be held at Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki on the …