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April 1, 2015 – 10:39 am |

By Ashley S.
Local, fresh, organic, simple….that is my food philosophy. So when I heard about the local food challenge as part of the re launch of Happyzine, I signed not only myself, but my whole …

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NZ Film Commission gets behind the next generation of Filmmakers (and changemakers)

March 28, 2012 – 5:33 pm |
NZ Film Commission gets behind the next generation of Filmmakers (and changemakers)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Wednesday 28th March 2012


The New Zealand Film Commission is getting behind the Inspiring Stories Trust to help aspiring young filmmakers …

Cacao “food of the Gods” + Raw easter egg recipe. By raw foodie Sarah Lea

March 27, 2012 – 7:15 pm | 7 Comments

Sarah Lea
I’ve found my secret key to the universe.  Cacao. The food of the Gods and the food of Sarah Lea. Not only does it keep my mind focused (usually on eating more cacao), clear …

The Waka of Love docks at Scots College this Saturday

March 26, 2012 – 4:03 pm |

The Waka of Love docks at Scots College this Saturday – Scotts College
On Saturday 31st March the mighty Waka of Love will disembark at Scots College in Strathmore.  The musical theatre production is the brainchild …

Bhutanese community come together in first national gathering in Christchurch

March 26, 2012 – 3:30 pm |

Bhutanese Society of Nelson, NZ Inc
Maintaining their cultural identity, raising occupational skills and helping Bhutanese women get their drivers’ licence are just some of the issues discussed at the first joint meeting of the Bhutanese …

Chris Liddell to speak at Brook Waimarama Sanctuary.

March 26, 2012 – 3:25 pm |

New Zealand is positioned to take a lead on global environmental issues, according to former Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell who is addressing business leaders in Nelson this week.Liddell is speaking to the Institute of Directors …

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 | 2 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 |

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 |

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 |

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 …