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By YHA New Zealand
New Zealand:  YHA New Zealand puts their commitment to youth personal development into action through the organisation’s annual Cora Wilding Memorial Award. The award comprises a subsidy of up to $4,000 toward the cost …

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Generation Zero is looking for a short term fundraising coordinator. Is it you?

December 1, 2012 – 5:50 pm |

Are you experienced with fundraising? Would you like to help a group of passionate young people to make positive change?
We need YOU to help us take the first steps to becoming financially sustainable!
We are looking …

Windy times with raw – by raw foodie Sarah lea

December 1, 2012 – 11:20 am |

Lovin’ life raw allows me to walk my talk about the environment, but I got more than I bargained for living with wind power. The non-stop media chatter about cows and the amount of methane …

New weta species found on Denniston Plateau

December 1, 2012 – 11:02 am |

Forest & Bird media release for immediate use
New weta species found on Denniston Plateau
A new species of cave weta has been discovered on the West Coast’s Denniston Plateau, which, if an Australian mining company has …

Raw detoxing – with raw foodie Sarah Lea

December 1, 2012 – 11:00 am | One Comment

I’ve done cold turkey and it aint that pretty. Getting edgy, mild panic palpitations and a crazed glint in the eye… thoughts about my food stash and where my next hit was coming from. Hopefully …

“Will not quit” attitude earns accolades

November 30, 2012 – 11:24 am | 2 Comments

Attitude Awards Trust
30 November 2012
Sharon Davies has won the Attitude ACC Supreme Award for 2012, heading off strong competition from more than 20 other national finalists.
Sharon, better known as Shaz in the West Auckland community …

Students Assisting in Monitoring Human Impact in the Antarctic this Summer

November 29, 2012 – 6:16 pm |

November 29, 2012
The summer tourist season is under way in the Antarctic and thousands of tourists are expected to visit the frozen continent over the coming months with many of them keen to view the …

New Zealand indie film selected by National Geographic

November 28, 2012 – 12:23 pm |

Song of the Kauri, a self produced feature documentary film by Queenstowner, Mathurin Molgat has been selected to feature at the prestigious 2013 Environmental Film Festival run by National Geographic in Washington DC. The …

Top 10 Happy foods Number 2 – Seeds

November 27, 2012 – 8:15 pm | One Comment

By Tyson Hammond
Eating to feel good is something easy we can do to help our body and mind feel content and enjoy our lives a little more. Staying physically healthy is an essential part of …

Do A Little, Gain A Lot – Spotlight on Brett Goodchild

November 27, 2012 – 3:09 pm |

The ‘Do A Little, Gain A Lot’ Community Action Spotlight this week is shining on Brett Goodchild from Auckland. Brett is a volunteer with various groups, and recently got involved with the Conservation Volunteers program …

PledgeMe: Help Ruth Greenaway document New Zealand’s Green Party history!

November 26, 2012 – 2:53 pm |

Go straight to the PledgeMe project.
Keith Locke (former Green MP)
“My longest oral history interview yet!” Ruth Greenaway

Help me annotate a 14 hour interview with former Green MP Keith Locke. The project was initially voluntary but now I’d …

Profile: Ruth Greenaway, Oral Historian for Tapestries

November 26, 2012 – 2:22 pm |

Ruth Greenaway began Tapestries in 2003 so as to work as a freelance oral historian.  The name “Tapestries” came from the Carole King song “Tapestry”.  Ruth loves the concept of life as a tapestry of …

Artist Tess Sheerin’s latest street art project in Christchurch

November 25, 2012 – 8:55 pm |

By Tess Sheerin
I returned to Christchurch last year after four years in the UK. After the disaster of the earthquakes, I just needed to come home. I love New Zealand, it’s where my family is and …

Festival for the Future: A Reflection

November 23, 2012 – 4:03 pm | 2 Comments

As I sit here writing this blog entry I can’t help but feel hopeful.  Not only about my own future, but a collective and progressive one for all New Zealander’s and the rest of the …

Youth Cycle the Length of the Country to Climate Summit

November 22, 2012 – 2:43 pm |

In two weeks’ time, 1000 young people will gather in Auckland for New Zealand and the Pacific’s first youth climate summit.

Five attendees began their 1300 kilometre unsupported cycle ride to Power Shift from Dunedin to …

Christchurch Lands 150th Success for crowedfunded platform PledgeMe

November 20, 2012 – 3:50 pm |

Two young film makers from Christchurch have made their mark in crowdfunding history, as the 150th project funded through local platform, PledgeMe.
Isaac Pawson and George Bates crowdfunded the post production costs for their short film, …

Forest and Bird Welcomes New Green Growth Report

November 16, 2012 – 4:20 pm |

Forest & Bird welcomes the release of a study making a case for New Zealand’s business and political leaders to embrace green growth that makes economic sense.
The study is by Vivid Economics, in association with …

Being clever – by raw foodie Sarah Lea

November 14, 2012 – 7:31 pm | 3 Comments

 The general assumption that I live with abundance at my door is a correct one. However, I do go about creating this abundance in different ways. I don’t go out to work. Inspired by my …

Wellington ‘Festival for Future’ Highlights Power of Social Entrepreneurship

November 14, 2012 – 5:48 pm |

Festival for the Future
This weekend over 300 creatives, entrepreneurs and community innovators will converge at Wellington-based ‘Festival for the Future’.
Now in its second year, this national event will bring together a diverse range of emerging …

Top 10 Happy foods Number 3 – Berries

November 14, 2012 – 4:51 pm |

by Tyson Hammond
Eating to feel good is something easy we can do to help our body and mind feel content and enjoy our lives a little more. Staying physically healthy is an essential part of …

Eat More Energy the Raw Food Course starts today and you’re welcome to join us.

November 10, 2012 – 3:13 pm |
Eat More Energy the Raw Food Course starts today and you’re welcome to join us.

Eat More Energy – the online raw food course lead by Happyzine writer Sarah Lea kicks off today in a private facebook forum.
The course takes participants from all over the world through a myriad of …