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February 7, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The Marlborough Express reported this week that the largest remaining wetland in Marlborough Para is returning to its natural, pristine state, after years of ridding the area of willow trees.
The progrèss is thanks to work …

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New high rating green building boosts wellness and success rates amongst staff

September 5, 2012 – 10:48 am |

Green walls, passive heating and 100% fresh air – the first building to be awarded a 6 Green Star rating …

Transitioning to raw food – with Sarah Lea – Raw Foodie

September 4, 2012 – 10:42 am | 4 Comments

Gloating is never a great way to start a day…but feeling good about the varying ways in which I feel better, brighter, lighter and zingingly happier is. I never knew what it would be like …

Positivity and praise changing lives in Wellington foster care service

August 31, 2012 – 9:08 am |

Born to be a mom
From the age of 14 Sue had decided all she ever wanted was to be a mom and after raising four children of her own, (now aged between 22 and 29 …

Greening the Rubble: Planting the seeds of freedom – by Steve Carter

August 31, 2012 – 8:32 am |

“It’s a terrific thing to be involved in … I feel like it’s kind of a dream job really.”
It’s always so refreshing to hear people express such passion for their work. On a beautiful, sunny …

Cultivating the future – Tribute to Marion Spicer, South Auckland Family Learning Centre

August 30, 2012 – 12:39 pm | 2 Comments

by Melissa Parkes
Sometimes you come across a truly inspiring person and then you can count yourself lucky. My lucky break came when I first met Marion Spicer who works in South Auckland as the Family …

Check out: The Ideal Cup – 100% Reusable and Recyclable

August 29, 2012 – 4:45 pm |

Check out this sexy hand accesory.
It’s New Zealand’s first reusable, barista grade takeaway cup and it’s been designed and made right here in Aotearoa!  In Porirua actually.  It’s 100% recyclable too and it’s 100% BPA …

Carbon-friendly economy the way forward for Southland

August 29, 2012 – 3:53 pm |

Forest and Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes the release of the WWF-New Zealand commissioned report yesterday that clearly shows the economic advantages of investing in Southland’s greener industries.
With mining companies currently eyeing up the region’s 3.5 …

Comedian Ewen Gilmour Recognised with Presidential Citation from Variety International

August 29, 2012 – 9:08 am |

Popular comedian and much-loved Variety New Zealand Ambassador, Ewen Gilmour has been honoured by Variety – The Children’s Charity with a Variety International Presidential Citation. These awards …

Rare Southern Right Whale stuns visitors in Milford Sound

August 24, 2012 – 7:46 pm |

Media Release from Southern Discoveries
24 August 2012
Rare Southern Right Whale stuns Southern Discoveries visitors in Milford Sound

A rare and very special visitor has made an appearance at stunning Milford Sound this week, captured on …

Christchurch: A Hub For Healthy Youth Development

August 24, 2012 – 7:13 pm | 2 Comments

by Steve Carter
Local Good News/Christchurch
Time passing is such a relative thing.
Sometimes, the last year feels like the longest ever … and then something happens to change one’s perspective to thinking time has fair raced …

Tickling our funny bones this Red Nose Day – Joyce Elwood-Smith

August 23, 2012 – 6:59 pm |

Tickling Our Funny Bones
Joyce Elwood-Smith
Have you ever thought life is a funny thing, do you ever feel that you are the only one in the world to find certain things funny? Well be reassured that …

Partying raw – with Sarah Lea, Raw Foodie

August 23, 2012 – 6:44 pm | 2 Comments

Our family has roared it’s way through August. With three Leos on board, our Golden Bay whanau have delighted us by celebrating a first, a fourth and a 38th birthday this last week. That’s alot …

Kids catered for at Lyttelton Farmers market party!

August 21, 2012 – 8:09 pm |

Project Lyttleton
On the 1st of September the Lyttelton Farmers Market turns 7 and we are throwing a party … this year it’s all about the kids!
The Lyttelton Farmers Market focuses on building community, connecting people …

Healthy lunch boxes for kids – by Raw Foodie Sarah Lea

August 21, 2012 – 7:56 pm | 3 Comments

When I was little I used to throw my morning porridge behind the dresser and refused to eat the cheese pinwheels and smash they’d serve me at lunch at first school. The milk that was …

A Thousand Youth to Take Action on Climate Change in Auckland

August 20, 2012 – 9:27 pm |

Power Shift
Preparations are underway for a mass of young people to converge in Auckland in early December to shape their future, in the first-ever national event known as Power Shift NZ-Pacific 2012.
On the …

A story of searching for good work in NZ

August 20, 2012 – 6:46 pm |

Posted by amelia | August 13, 2012 | Jobseekers
Do Good Jobs is proud to present our first guest blogger! Today it is Jennifer Nickel. A smart young lady who I had the privilage of meeting …

New Zealand creativity has global support

August 20, 2012 – 4:55 pm |


20 August 2012
New Zealand creativity has global support – Pledge Me

It’s not just New Zealanders that are supporting New Zealand creative projects. Over 15% of pledges on New Zealand’s crowdfunding website, PledgeMe.co.nz, come from …

Freegan in the City

August 17, 2012 – 1:24 pm | 3 Comments

By Joel Le Blanc
While waiting for seeds to sprout and seedlings to grow and spring to erupt in glorious arrays of petals and pollen, there is still much free food growing everywhere that you look. …

Christchurch: A food revolution from the ground up

August 17, 2012 – 10:33 am |

Local Good News/Christchurch
by Steve Carter
Growing a better future.
That’s how the ‘Garden To Table’ website describes what their scheme aims to achieve.  Rooted in the work of the Australian cook Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Program, the …

Jonah Lomu Wants You to Live Below the Line for UNICEF NZ

August 15, 2012 – 12:07 pm | One Comment

UNICEF NZ (UN Children’s Fund)
Media Release
Thursday 15 August, 2012
Jonah Lomu Wants You to Live Below the Line for UNICEF NZ
Jonah Lomu is getting back in the game, but this time as UNICEF NZ’s team coach …