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Wanted: your blood – it’s World Blood Donor Day!

June 14, 2012 – 3:33 pm |

NZ Blood
MEDIA RELEASE
14 June 2012
2000 registrations needed
before the end of June
Today, a New Zealander will receive a life-saving blood transfusion or blood product every 12 and a half minutes*. Each will be just one of …

Business leaders make the case for greener economy

June 13, 2012 – 10:03 am | One Comment
Business leaders make the case for greener economy

WWF-New Zealand Media Release – for immediate release

 
Business leaders make the case for greener economy
 
Global environmental organisation WWF has today welcomed a report by a group of prominent New Zealand business leaders calling for action …

Kiwi kids asked to imagine an Ultra Fast Broadband enabled world

June 13, 2012 – 10:02 am |

Telecom

 
The government is spending $1.5 billion on the rollout of New Zealand’s Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) infrastructure over the next 10 years with priority initially being placed on businesses, schools and health services. This is …

World-changer: Megan Salole – ActionStation, Intersect and more …

June 13, 2012 – 10:00 am |

Can you introduce yourself to our readers, just as if you were introducing yourself to a room full of like-minded people at a very welcoming meeting?
I’m a social innovator – and all the work I …

World-changer: Amanda Judd – Lovenotes

June 12, 2012 – 1:32 pm |
World-changer: Amanda Judd – Lovenotes

1.  Can you introduce yourself to our readers, just as if you were introducing yourself to a room full of like-minded people at a very welcoming meeting?
Kia ora, I’m Manda Judd, and I love creating …

Ageing with Positivity and Mindfulness by Grace Deathridge

June 11, 2012 – 3:52 pm | 5 Comments

I recently had the good fortune of reaching the milestone age of 40 and although this is still a relatively young age (if you were to ask a ninety year old) the age I’ve turned …

Raw Food: family grazing and most excellent tomato sauce by Sarah Lea

June 11, 2012 – 2:48 pm |

Carved Watermelon

I used to love playing with my food. I still do! Keeping in mind my parents ‘rules at the table’, as long as the food stays within the perimeters of our bountiful spread, I …

Slow fashion thriving in Golden Bay – by Charlotte Squire

June 8, 2012 – 11:47 am |

Local Good News/Golden Bay
Up-cycling – taking old clothing from its forgotten place in history into fresh 2012 fashion – is not only thriving world-wide but also serving to reduce waste, and utilise the top quality, …

Gap Filler: painting Christchurch like a canvas

June 8, 2012 – 6:45 am | 3 Comments

Local Good News/Christchurch
by Steve Carter
It’s about vacant spaces. We certainly have a lot of them in Christchurch right now.
More importantly, it is about how we choose to engage with those spaces and how those choices …

PAO PAO PAO celebrates 10years of contemporary Maori music

June 6, 2012 – 2:11 pm |

Toi Māori Aotearoa
PAO PAO PAO celebrates 10years of contemporary Maori music
Image: At only sixteen years of age, Anania aka Majic Paora is already writing and singing songs for some of America’s top R’n’B and country …

Yes, music does help your exercise performance – enjoy!

June 6, 2012 – 12:12 pm |

By Dr Sarb Johal
A recent study seems to show that whatever you like to listen to, your own choice of music could not only improve your enjoyment of taking part in competitive sports, but it …

Research shows sustainable design should look to indigenous concepts

June 5, 2012 – 3:06 pm |

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence
Research shows sustainable design should look to indigenous concepts
New research argues New Zealand could have had sustainable design principles for urban development in practice …

Pounamu: Generating Ideas – part of the Royal Society Transit of Venus Forum

June 3, 2012 – 10:22 pm |

Please pass on widely to your networks, organisations and friends.

On 7 and 8 June 2012,
YOU are invited to create a better future for New Zealand.

Join people from all over New Zealand in an on-line game …

Raising Raw Kids – with raw custard recipe by Sarah Lea

June 3, 2012 – 9:57 pm | 3 Comments

‘How can you let them fill mama earth with rubbish?’ yelled my eldest yesterday when she observed a dump truck emptying its bellyfull of our unwanteds into the gaping mouth of the tip. Her raw …

Walking breaks : an easy mental and physical boost

June 3, 2012 – 10:29 am |

By Dr Sarb Johal
Stuck at your desk all day? A long way to travel or drive? Taking a break can act as an excellent way to refresh you attention and mental focus. However, there is …

Transport experts offer support for cheeky underwear protest

June 1, 2012 – 4:07 pm | One Comment

1 June 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Transport experts offer support for cheeky underwear protest
Transport experts and civic leaders have joined a wave of support for the 40 young people who rode a Wellington commuter train in their …

Christchurch: From rags to rethreads

June 1, 2012 – 2:06 pm |

Local Good News/Christchurch
By Steve Carter
Briar Cook is making me a skirt.
Leaving aside for now the reasons why that might be, I’m assured that it will be “kiltish and kick-ass.” That suits me just fine. Besides, …

Where science meets astrology – Transit of Venus celebrated in Golden Bay

June 1, 2012 – 11:18 am |

By Charlotte Squire
I’m sitting in a sun-lit room with Marsha Jones the astrologer/astronomer and Kevin Durkan the High School Science Teacher. They come from vastly different backgrounds and belief systems, yet each of them have …

Positive call made for better balance between hydro-electricity and wild rivers in NZ

May 31, 2012 – 1:26 pm |
Positive call made for better balance between hydro-electricity and wild rivers in NZ

31 May 2012 – Wellington
Forest & Bird media release for immediate use
 
 
Protection call for non-renewable wild rivers welcomed
 
Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird praised the report on wild rivers and hydro-electricity released today by the …

A memorable French experience in Auckland

May 31, 2012 – 1:20 pm |

By Hayley Samon, year 11 French at Kamo High School
Image: Hayley Salmon and Chad Tohu, Kamo High School, Whangarei in La Cigale, Auckland
It was a freezing Tuesday morning a few weeks back when we all …