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August 25, 2014 – 6:12 pm |

On September 20th musicians and music lovers will gather on stages, street corners, and schools for a global day of action to bring music into the lives of children and to promote positive social change …

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Check out: the big swell.com

March 26, 2012 – 11:24 am |

At the big swell, we say healthy Mothers grow healthy families.
We say that Mothers are the change agents for a better world.
We say less synthetics, less chemicals, less consumerism, less political correctness and less judgment!
We …

Sustainable business sponsorship opportunities for weekly Christchurch good-news column

March 26, 2012 – 11:18 am |
Sustainable business sponsorship opportunities for weekly Christchurch good-news column

We want to document and share the inspiring stories of the innovative, inspiring and brave people and stories behind the Christchurch re-build.  Good news is happening every day in Christchurch and the stories deserve to …

Fairtrade Organic Kokako – Rangatira and Aotea Coffee and Purely Intense Drinking Chocolate – Feels good on all levels

March 24, 2012 – 6:04 pm | 11 Comments

Ok I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, I’m a sucker for Fairtrade or certified organic foods and beverages.  It just seems to make them taste nicer.  Yes, it’s an area where I …

What’s the deal with mood swings? Paul Smetana

March 24, 2012 – 5:30 pm | 3 Comments

Now here’s a funny thing!  Here I am, one moment feeling all good and chirpy, and in the next, I’m in the armpit of despair. This keeps on happening, not the armpit, the despair.
Even though …

The Biological Business Model – Sustaining Profit, People and Planet

March 23, 2012 – 7:57 pm | 2 Comments

With Dr Elisabet Sahtouris
Conscious Capitalism and the Biological Business Model.
When you break it down, everything in life follows biological systems and the evolution of these living systems. Even businesses: from what works to what doesnt, …

Wellington CANSURVIVE Dragon-boat team continue to thrive both on and off the water

March 23, 2012 – 7:37 pm |

Wellington CANSURVIVE Dragon-boat Team
Joyce Elwood-Smith
Team banners flutter in the warm light breeze, it’s a beautiful sunny Wellington day and on the harbour dragon-boaters are out in force paddling for dear life putting their all into …

Running a sustainable business? Reach your target market, easy peasy, on Happyzine

March 23, 2012 – 11:12 am | 2 Comments

It’s a win-win really.  Reach the perfect Kiwi demographic by sponsoring a weekly good news column on Happyzine – the environmentally and socially responsible positive news website.   
Hi I’m Charlotte Squire, founder and Editor of …

Forest & Bird congratulates PM on Denniston decision

March 22, 2012 – 8:41 pm | 4 Comments

Forest & Bird today congratulated the Prime Minister for publicly confirming that New Zealanders will get a say in the access approval by the Department of Conservation for Bathurst Resources to build an open-cast coal …

Nelson duo launch ‘Wellbeing World’ Online

March 22, 2012 – 8:25 pm |

Sue Fuller
Wellbeing World Online – a new online store based here in Nelson.  Wellbeing World Online retail audio classes to boost general levels of health and vitality and promote spiritual and personal growth.
Wellbeing World Online …

Introducing Sarah Lea – Raw Foodie

March 21, 2012 – 6:23 pm | 15 Comments

Sarah Lea is the new raw food blogger for Happyzine.  Here she introduces herself in the typical high energy fashion of Sarah Lea.

The ludicrous thought that I may starve myself had me roaring! Friends and …

NZ gets ready to celebrate Earth Hour 2012

March 21, 2012 – 5:50 pm |
NZ gets ready to celebrate Earth Hour 2012

NZ gets ready to celebrate Earth Hour 2012 – WWF

New Zealand will be one of the first countries to celebrate Earth Hour this year, as the ‘lights out for the planet’ environmental movement sweeps westward …

Earthhour News: ‘I will if you will’ Tauranga’s Mayor steps up with environmental recovery plan for Rena

March 20, 2012 – 5:30 pm |

Dare the world to save the planet – ‘I will if you will.’ The international theme of Earth Hour 2012 is being embraced by Bayfair …

Heal Christchurch: Health practitioners from a range of different modalities gather to offer free private consultations to residents affected by quakes

March 19, 2012 – 9:04 am | One Comment

Joel Le Blanc
The Christchurch Earthquakes have affected thousands of people living in Canterbury since the seismic events first began in September, 2010, and many residents continue to suffer from heightened anxiety and insomnia as a …

Methane gas provides fuel for hospital heating in Nelson

March 18, 2012 – 9:51 pm | One Comment

By The Renewables
Methane biogas from the York Valley landfill in Bishopdale, Nelson, New Zealand is providing the Nelson hospital with a huge reduction in use of coal in it’s boilers. The landfill waste which comes …

Green design beginning to seed in Kiwi hospitals

March 17, 2012 – 9:51 pm |

Green Care Health Care – by Charissa Kavermann
When people are sick they go to the hospital, but what about when our planet is sick? There may not be a hospital for our planet, but we …

Creating Sustainable Wealth Demands a Collective Approach

March 17, 2012 – 9:29 pm |

Sustainable Business Network
For Immediate Release
Creating Sustainable Wealth Demands a Collective Approach
The Sustainable  Business Network (SBN)  is  pulling together a  bunch of  brilliant and diverse experts  to discuss the benefits of ‘shared value’ at its …

Rare chance for Kiwis to watch Venus to crossing the sun

March 15, 2012 – 5:20 pm | 2 Comments

Gina Dellabarca, Stardome Observatory & Planetarium
MEDIA RELEASE – 12th March, 2012
Venus to Cross the Sun
New Zealanders will have the extremely rare chance to watch the planet Venus in transit across the face of the Sun …

Check out: the Christchurch Changemakers Convention

March 15, 2012 – 5:12 pm | 5 Comments


Marilyn Waring and Susan Guthrie join Letting Space to talk about Productivity

March 13, 2012 – 5:17 pm |

Being Productive
A conversation with Marilyn Waring, Susan Guthrie and Mark Harvey
Free entry. Wednesday March 14th, 1-2pm, Festival Club, Odlins Plaza, Wellington Waterfront
Part of the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts sculpture series The Active …

Urban community gardening – how a group of friends made it their success story

March 13, 2012 – 5:03 pm | 6 Comments

Grace Deathridge writes for Happyzine (having discovered it when she lived in New Zealand) as an Intern, and lives in the UK. In this article Grace and her new-found friends transport a neglected urban plot …