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February 9, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Waterway restoration in New Zealand will be boosted over the next three years with the announcement today of $180,000 in funding for the Million Metres Streams Project from the Department of Conservation.
The Community Conservation Partnership Fund will help speed …

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Gentle Parenting: What is love?

October 4, 2013 – 1:27 pm |

By Tami Wyness
“I love you.” I used to say it to lovers, to friends, to family; but until I had a child of my own I can say that I didn’t actually know what that …

Recreating themselves: Seeking Summits

October 4, 2013 – 12:17 pm |

On a beautiful weekend in mid-September, Recreate NZ took 9 youth living with disabilities to Mt Cheeseman in the Southern Alps for an adventure of a lifetime. The objective sounded simple enough: build a snow cave to …

Building homes from the earth: Natural Building Conference

October 4, 2013 – 12:13 pm |

Marlborough, Labour Weekend 26-28 October 2013
The Earthbuilding Association of NZ (EBANZ) is holding their annual natural building conference in Marlborough this Labour Weekend.
Building professionals from as far as Northland and Invercargill will converge in Picton to …

Creative Capital churns out award-winning young designers

October 4, 2013 – 12:09 pm |

Media Release
01 October 2013

Two rising fashion and design stars have taken out top honours in the 2013 Youthtown Creatifs Young Designer Awards – and it’s total Wellington sweep.
Thirteen-year-old Jessie Cartmel, of Seatoun, won the AUT …

Transform A Samoan Village With Biogas!

October 2, 2013 – 9:48 am | 2 Comments

Pledging to make a positive impact on the lives of the people of Piu Village in Samoa, Murray Ward, Bill Rucks and Sean Weaver are planning on transforming the village with Biogas!  They are planning …

Kiwi bird of the year poll opens today!

October 1, 2013 – 9:24 am |

Radio broadcaster Hayley Holt, singer Barnaby Weir, United Future leader Peter Dunne, and TV personality Wallace Chapman will be just a few of the New Zealanders going into battle for their favourite native bird in …

Waitakere Festival engages community in collective vision for the future

October 1, 2013 – 9:09 am |

West Aucklanders come together!  Here’s the low down on the Waitakare Festival, Sunday 27th October, Henderson Park.
The Waitakere Festival is the annual event that both celebrates the West and engages people, businesses and organisations in …

Remembering to meditate during busy times

September 27, 2013 – 8:53 pm |
Remembering to meditate during busy times

I’m organising a wedding.  My own, to be little more precise.
Yesterday I felt about as mentally precise as a … wrecking ball.  There were so many things on going on in my grey matter (including …

Kiwi businesses walk their sustainable talk

September 27, 2013 – 9:16 am |

26 September 2013 – Fairfax Media
New Zealand businesses serious about sustainability
New Zealand’s business community gathered last night to celebrate winners in the Fairfax Sustainable 60 awards, announced at an event hosted at Beca, Auckland.
The Sustainable …

Sydney using recycled stormwater to flush loos and wash clothes

September 27, 2013 – 9:11 am |

Press release: City of Sydney
Thousands of Sydney residents will reduce their use of drinking-quality water by using recycled storm water for their toilets and laundries plus enjoy cheaper bills following a major new agreement between …

New guide includes Māori names for 200 New Zealand birds

September 25, 2013 – 8:59 am |

Thursday, 12 September 2013, 4:16 pm
Press Release: Auckland University Press
Auckland University Press
Media release
12 September 2013
New guide includes Māori names for 200 New Zealand birds
A new guide to New Zealand birds, by author Dr Paul …

Three inspirational Kiwi schools win funds to further their green projects

September 25, 2013 – 8:56 am |

Three inspiring schools and kindergartens were today announced winners of the 2013 Mother Earth Reward competition.
Naenae Primary School (Lower Hutt), Nelson South Kindergarten (Nelson) and Westport North School (Westport) each took away $2,500 cash to …

Kiwi rockstars start young in “supportive and encouraging” Bandquest 2013

September 24, 2013 – 6:55 am |

Rockshop Bandquest 2013
What’s loud, cute and coming to a stage near you? Dozens of aspiring musos in this year’s Rockshop Bandquest, the nationwide music contest for intermediate and primary students.
Bandquest is in its third year …

Dr Suzuki says walking is the best medicine

September 24, 2013 – 6:41 am |

Press release: City of Sydney
World leading environmentalist David Suzuki has called on Australian governments to make space for walking and cycling to combat sickness and reduce carbon emissions.
Speaking ahead of a visit to Australia, to …

The Dumpling Sisters need your support in Jamie Oliver Contest!

September 22, 2013 – 4:30 pm |

Hiya, We’re Amy and Julie Zhang, Chiwi (Chinese-Kiwi) sisters who are currently based in London.

Earlier this year we started an online food project called ‘The Dumpling Sisters’ (TDS). Consisting of a YouTube channel and a …

Cities around the world gift streetlamps to Christchurch for art installation

September 22, 2013 – 4:20 pm |

Cities around the world are gifting streets lamps to Christchurch as part of the work of art entitled Solidarity Grid by German artist Mischa Kuball.
Solidarity Grid is a creative infrastructure replacement project for Christchurch. The installation consists of 21 …

Laser karakia artwork selected as media art project

September 22, 2013 – 3:50 pm |

Press Release: Intercreate
Laser Karakia Artwork Selected as Media Art Project
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Press Release: Intercreate Trust
A project that utilises laser light technology to carry sound has been selected as the Intercreate Media Art Project …

Better health for Māori in Bay of Plenty

September 22, 2013 – 3:47 pm |

Press Release: Bay of Plenty District Health Board
Better health for Māori
The Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) has won the 2013 Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) Award for Crown-Māori Relationships.
The award recognises …

Clown thanks district councillor for social/environmental service

September 19, 2013 – 4:35 pm | One Comment

Tess the Clown has had her eye on Martine Bouillir, Tasman District Councillor, for six months.
A huge fan of Happyzine, back in February Tess pledged to give Martine “who is a really special person and …

Auckland artist’s hand painted trees on High Street will change with the seasons

September 18, 2013 – 9:12 am |

Spring blossoms will be arriving in Auckland’s High Street this week as part of a hand-painted artwork to celebrate and harness the exciting changes happening to the site where one of Auckland’s most iconic nightspots …