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News release: Make Lemonade
July 27, 2015
Two University of Canterbury postgraduate students have launched a company which is the first in New Zealand to sell ethically-made organic business shirts.
Engineering management students Samantha Jones and Lina Kay …

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Love your sandwiches? Check out the new Keep Leaf as a waterproof, reusable bag

May 27, 2012 – 10:11 pm | One Comment

I received my gorgeous ‘Keep Leaf’ in the mail a few days ago.  It’s quite the concept – a reusable sleeve, with natural cotton on the outside (sporting rather a gorgeous print) and durable, washable, …

Turning dreams into reality – Part 2 – How a clear, detailed vision will help you get there, by Simon Jones

May 27, 2012 – 7:39 pm |

Kia Ora!   Last time I talked about how all that we experienced as young ‘uns still has a strong unconscious influence on our lives in the present. In order to turn one’s dream into a …

Check out: Accountability Now – the brainchild of Clare Emily Williamson

May 27, 2012 – 7:16 pm |

My name is Clare and I run a Social Enterprise called Accountability Now in Auckland.
Accountability Now’s mission is to help businesses to become accountable for their inevitable impacts on our world through supporting partnerships with …

Golden Bay’s Ceiros Begg hits the road with sustainable fashion

May 25, 2012 – 8:36 pm |

Local Good News/Golden Bay
By Charlotte Squire
When Ceiros Begg was a little girl, she and her mother spent hours walking the streets of Christchurch to visit thrift shops. No shop was too far away and mother …

Christchurch: Another Galloping Gourmet by Steve Carter

May 25, 2012 – 10:32 am |

Local Good News/ Christchurch
by Steve Carter
Picture the scene.
It’s been a busy day, you’re tired and you really don’t feel like cooking dinner. A takeaway beckons: cheekily, annoyingly.
You know that it’s not really the best food. …

Whangarei: For the love of cities by Claire Chateau

May 25, 2012 – 10:00 am | 3 Comments

I must have been ten. I remember my parents getting outrageously dressed-up for a party on the theme of “we don’t have fuel but we have ideas”. The slogan, that was made popular in France …

Breaking the Fast – Raw Style – by Sarah Lea

May 24, 2012 – 6:35 pm | One Comment

I wake every day to a magical state of consciousness. Still dark, with a babe in arms, I’m followed to the kitchen by two frisky girls. Flinging them fruit like fish with seals, they clap …

Tune into the lighter side

May 24, 2012 – 6:18 pm | One Comment

By Dr Sarb Johal
Lots of things happen in our lives that we take pretty seriously. And sometimes, that is totally appropriate. But taking every little setback to heart can seriously deplete your energy.
A problem-solving state …

The secret to getting out there and exercising is getting out there and exercising

May 23, 2012 – 5:18 pm | One Comment

By Dr Sarb Johal
Over the last few days, I discovered that I have mislaid the charging cable for my Garmin GPS training watch somewhere. Those who know me know that I usually take quite a …

Youthtown Launches National Youth Survey

May 23, 2012 – 5:13 pm |

Media Release
Youthtown                                                        23 May 2012
Youthtown Launches National Youth Survey
National youth charity Youthtown is going to the streets to find out how young people really feel about themselves and their future.
Youthtown has commissioned Point Research …

How can negative feedback ever be useful?

May 23, 2012 – 10:06 am |
How can negative feedback ever be useful?

A short time ago, I was working with a great running coach I know in London (James Dunne) as I honed my technique. It was gratifying to note that my running style was looking much …

AskShareGive – a website where people do just that!

May 23, 2012 – 10:04 am |

An introduction, by Tanya Bibby
Recently a new website was launched. AskShareGive is a new not-for-profit website where people can share their time, skills, transport and old or unwanted goods.
The website is the brainchild of a …

The benefits of disconnecting from the net every now and again

May 22, 2012 – 10:34 am |
The benefits of disconnecting from the net every now and again

I’m a fine one to talk, and you’re reading this online. I am one of the most connected people I know, and I know that I sometimes need to unplug. Here’s why.
In a study presented at …

Victory for the Mokihinui River!

May 22, 2012 – 10:30 am | One Comment

22 May 2012 – Wellington
Forest & Bird media release for immediate use
Forest & Bird welcomes victory for Mokihinui River
Forest & Bird welcomes Meridian Energy’s announcement that it will abandon its plan to dam the …

Music Review: Sarah Brown ‘The Great Heart Robbery’

May 21, 2012 – 1:06 pm |

By Charlotte Squire
If you’re after a bluesy, sultry, heart-felt album with beautiful female vocals and continued references to love in all its forms, one that you can listen to while you relax on a rainy …

Being kinder to yourself – here’s how

May 21, 2012 – 10:19 am |

Imagine that you just forgot your mum’s birthday, or some other equally horrifying social faux pas. Or perhaps imagine that you just send that draft email containing some inappropriate choice language to a colleague at …

New research shows how to increase mental wellbeing and feel happy

May 20, 2012 – 9:07 pm |

Victoria University
News Stories
Research shows how to increase mental wellbeing and feel happy
Published 17 May 2012
Why is it that some people seem to waltz through life in a bubble of happiness, when for others each …

Chlorophyll: liquefied sun energy by raw foodie Sarah Lea

May 20, 2012 – 8:45 pm | 6 Comments

I salivate over green. Intuitively, as the winter creeps in, my body yearns for dark greens; wild and cultivated, grasses, seaweeds and winter leafy vegetables. I drool over kale and silverbeet standing tall and strong, …

Can running help you live longer? Sure looks that way …

May 20, 2012 – 7:14 pm |

By Dr Sarb Johal
I’ll give you the fact that if you haven’t run for a while (or at all), running isn’t going to make you feel like you’re going to live longer. When I started, …

‘Gift Economy’ cafe operating successfully in Golden Bay by Charlotte Squire

May 18, 2012 – 7:20 am |

Local Good News/Golden Bay
Sruti Stojchevski is conducting a social experiment from the Golden Bay Community Organic Gardens. He’s serving up fresh food, lovingly prepared daily according to Ayurvedic principles from mostly local organic produce, at …