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My name’s Charlotte Squire, nice to meet you.  I live in Golden Bay with my whanau.  We are surrounded in friends and forest and beautiful beaches.
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Forest & Bird congratulates PM on Denniston decision

March 22, 2012 – 8:41 pm |

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 | One Comment

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 | 2 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 | One Comment

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 …

Help kick-start the New Zealand White Roofs project campaign!

March 12, 2012 – 3:37 pm |

Ian Montanjees
Now is the time! We are putting together an 18 month campaign to promote white roofs to businesses, the public, councils and government.
Would you like to help kick-start the New Zealand White Roofs program?!
Stage …

Got your head around the new Kiwi Give Way rules? Check out edrive.

March 12, 2012 – 3:18 pm | One Comment

Bringing New Zealand’s road toll down is no small job. But it’s one that Robert Isler and his daughter Nadine Isler are tackling head on. They’ve developed a learning system called eDrive, which aims to …

Nelson Race Unity Day Sunday 11 March 2012

March 9, 2012 – 9:35 pm |

Monday, 27 February 2012, 1:12 pm
Press Release: Nelson Multicultural Council
Race Unity Day Sunday 11 March 2012
This year Race Unity Day will be the biggest celebration ever of our multicultural community, according to Evey McAuliffe from …

The Changemaker Series – 2 x 90 second films: Verena Maeder and Heidi Mardon

March 9, 2012 – 3:01 pm | One Comment

New Zealand has a rich history of cultural change, technological innovation, progressive social policy, entrepreneurship and community development that today we take for granted. There are many examples but here are a few: Te Tiriti …

Rotorua Historical Site Receives Waahi Tapu Status

March 9, 2012 – 1:47 pm |

ROTORUA, Thursday 8th March 2012: The Government Gardens at Rotorua have just been registered by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and the Māori Heritage Council as a Waahi Tapu area.
The Waahi Tapu area, known …

Letting Space: Get Productive!

March 9, 2012 – 9:06 am |

Letting Space are inviting people to participate in a major public art project in the streets and public spaces of Wellington over the week Monday 12 May to Friday 16 March.
 Productive Bodies is a major community …

What do we know about bliss? Paul Smetana

March 8, 2012 – 5:51 pm |

Well, the bit I want to focus on today, is the unusual problem of being Intoxicated by Bliss.
This all started the other day when I was surprisingly, unexpectedly and Remarkably “Intoxicated by Bliss”, for most …