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November 26, 2015 – 5:30 pm |

Sharemart, Hartham Place, Porirua, runs until 29 November and is open 10am to 4pm.
Porirua is experiencing a clothing store with a difference. Situated opposite the back entrance to the North City Mall, between three ‘two …

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Raw food: Finding protein everywhere!

July 22, 2012 – 2:52 pm | 3 Comments

By raw foodie – Sarah Lea – search on Sarah’s name to find more raw food blogs, or check out her Facebook page.

Where do I get my protein from? The same place as gorillas, giraffes, …

Sean Weaver – secretly saving rainforests from Golden Bay, New Zealand

July 20, 2012 – 1:28 pm | 2 Comments

By Charlotte Squire

Local Good News/Golden Bay
Ever dreamed of moving to the country, raising the kids to in a small, vibrant community, and growing the quintessential healthy organic garden? Many of us Happyzine readers have had …

Marlborough District Council open to adopting the White Roofs project

July 20, 2012 – 9:34 am |

Ever wonder how to get your local council on board with your green dreams?  Submitting to your Annual Long Term Plan is one way to go about it.
Marlborough resident Russell Hopkins was looking for a …

New documentary presents hope and promise for NZ kauri forests

July 19, 2012 – 3:13 pm |

Press Release – Song of the Kauri, directed and produced by Mathurin Molgat
New documentary presents hope and promise for NZ kauri forests – World Premiere
Song of the Kauri, a documentary to premiere at the 2012 …

Believing in the Green: Ian Montanjees’s small, but significant ‘moments’ as he runs the NZ White Roofs project

July 19, 2012 – 12:42 pm |
Believing in the Green: Ian Montanjees’s small, but significant ‘moments’ as he runs the NZ White Roofs project

For all the green dreamers out there …

Ian Montanjees is developing the New Zealand White Roofs project.  Says Ian: “White Roofs is a simple idea offering one of the fastest and lowest cost ways of …

Kiwi kids take action to save Kauri trees

July 18, 2012 – 10:28 pm |

Contact: Community Waitakere, 09 8387904
Imagine kauri groves springing up on school grounds all over urbanised Auckland. If Simon Grant from Community Waitakere Charitable Trust has his way that is exactly what will …

Call for Mokihinui River and catchment to be added to Kahurangi National Park.

July 17, 2012 – 5:33 pm | 2 Comments
Call for Mokihinui River and catchment to be added to Kahurangi National Park.

Forest & Bird media release for immediate use
Forest & Bird welcomes Mokihinui call
Forest & Bird today welcomed the announcement by the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board of its support for the Mokihinui River …

Raw Food: Loosing weight and gaining energy – by Sarah Lea

July 16, 2012 – 2:02 pm | 2 Comments

The discovery that I was fat was alarming. My body weight had snuck up on me without me seeing the big picture. Of course I was aware I had a fat and thin wardrobe…some days …

Support the completion of Our Green Roadie on PledgeMe

July 14, 2012 – 3:05 pm |

Support Our Green Roadie on Pledge Me
We’re a little film team, award-winning filmmaker Emma Heke and her son Connor,
Making a big documentary, Our Green Roadie,
Set to inspire huge change, encouraging us to live our dreams …

Keeping old places alive in Christchurch

July 13, 2012 – 2:00 pm | One Comment

Local Good News/Christchurch
by Steve Carter
How do we move confidently around our towns and cities? We orient ourselves, mostly without even realising it, by visual cues, by snapshots of recognition in the known environment.
I have heard …

Global Poverty Project Dares Kiwis to Live Below the Line

July 11, 2012 – 1:53 pm | 5 Comments

Live Below the Line 2012 Launch Event
Snapdragon Restaurant, Viaduct
10 July 2012
For Immediate Release
The Global Poverty Project have begun their 2012 Live Below The Line campaign which calls for thousands of New Zealanders to live for …

ReGeneration’s Winter Jam explores ‘active citizenship’

July 11, 2012 – 11:23 am |

By Johny O’Donnell
Last week a group of nearly forty active change-makers descended on Living Springs Camp in Christchurch for the inaugural Regeneration Winter Jam 2012!
The jam brought together two streams of Regeneration; Active Citizenship and …

Mural chosen for landmark Christchurch site

July 10, 2012 – 4:30 pm |

The winning design for the inaugural Resene Art in the Street SCAPE Christchurch Murals project has been selected.  The winning design, created by Rachael Dewhirst –  a fourth year student of Fine Arts at Canterbury …

Wellware Collections and LOOP present the Winter Kit

July 9, 2012 – 3:29 pm |

Release date: 9/ 7 / 12
To nourish your body and soul through the colder months, Wellware’s Winter kit combines music and remedy by bringing together a relaxing downtempo …

Blueskin Energy Project – Community Wind Farm

July 9, 2012 – 12:49 pm |

From Hikurangi
Since 2009 Hikurangi has supported Scott Willis in Dunedin’s Waitati North to realise his community’s dream: to become the first community in New Zealand to own their own power company, build a community-owned wind …

Raw Food: Taking responsibility and ‘I Love My Life’ Pie by Sarah Lea

July 9, 2012 – 12:43 pm | 4 Comments

I am responsible for my life. Listening to my inner voice and trusting that internal guidance has taken me over the stepping stones of my life, leading me to my dreams and beyond into life …

Raw dreaming – the story of Sarah Lea’s migration of faith to Golden Bay

July 6, 2012 – 11:39 pm |

Local Good News/Golden Bay
By Charlotte Squire

Meet Sarah Lea – mother of three, she also happens to be the Happyzine raw food writer. Sarah recently underwent a significant lifestyle change. She moved to Golden Bay with …

Recapturing Our Sense Of Neat

July 6, 2012 – 11:38 am |

Local Good News/Christchurch
by Steve Carter
All the neat places in the CBD are gone, right?
That’s what people seem to think about Christchurch. The earthquakes have wreaked so much devastation in the Central City that there is …

600 fruit trees for Auckland thanks to Mt Eden Village People

July 4, 2012 – 6:55 pm |

Media release: Mount Eden Village People
Auckland 24.6.2012
Mt Eden Village shops and businesses support a community initiative to plant fruit trees for Auckland.
Mt Eden Village is known for its café culture and for the shops’ spirit …

NPM-Fulbright Māori scholars graduate from Harvard

July 4, 2012 – 1:22 pm |

Nga Pai O Te Maramatanga
NPM-Fulbright Māori scholars graduate from Harvard
Fellow Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) Graduate Award recipients Dan Bidois and Natalie Coates are among the newest Harvard University graduates. The award enabled …