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The SkyPath walking and cycling extension to the Auckland Harbour Bridge is a step closer with announcement of their successful resource consent last week.
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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 …

Christchurch: Places of Tranquillity by Steve Carter

May 18, 2012 – 7:02 am |

Local Good News Report/Christchurch
Places of Tranquillity
“We’ve lost our places of tranquillity.”
This was a feeling expressed to Michelle Whitaker, Coordinator of Healthy Christchurch, at a public forum following September 2010. The beaches were largely inaccessible for …

Pay Fairtrade Forward! This Friday, May 18th

May 17, 2012 – 8:34 pm |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pay Fairtrade Forward – May 18th  
Wellington, New Zealand, 14th May 2012 – 
 
On 18 May 2012, cafés all over New Zealand are joining forces to Pay Fairtrade Forward. At the beginning of the …

Turning dreams into reality: understanding how your brain works could help!

May 17, 2012 – 10:10 am | One Comment

TURNING DREAMS INTO REALITY: understanding how your brain works could help!
 By Simon Parkinson-Jones

Do  you have a dream or vision of something you want to accomplish in life?  A new business, taking a year off to …

Mental Health Foundation Invites All New Zealanders to Celebrate Pink Shirt Day

May 17, 2012 – 9:49 am |
Mental Health Foundation Invites All New Zealanders to Celebrate Pink Shirt Day

Mental Health Foundation
**Campaign raises awareness about bullying prevention by encouraging safety, inclusion and respect**
The Mental Health Foundation encourages all New Zealanders to wear pink on Pink Shirt Day Aotearoa – this Friday, 18 May 2012.
Pink …

Smartpackaging workshop for Auckland businesses

May 15, 2012 – 11:34 pm |

Smartpackaging workshop for Auckland businesses – Wanaka Wastebusters
Wanaka Wastebusters will be running a Smart Packaging Business Workshop in Auckland on Thursday 17th May, in partnership with the Sustainable Business Network.
The workshop will help businesses add …

Comment from Fairtrade’s biggest coffee retailer in New Zealand

May 15, 2012 – 8:24 am | 2 Comments

Media alert
Comment from Fairtrade’s biggest coffee retailer in New Zealand
 
With Fairtrade Fortnight (5-20 May) now in full swing, Wild Bean Cafe – New Zealand’s biggest retailer of Fairtrade coffee – is pleased to celebrate the …

Victory for Akaroa community as Conservation Minister ordered by High Court to rethink marine reserve proposal

May 14, 2012 – 8:50 am |

WWF
Victory for Akaroa community as Conservation Minister ordered by High Court to rethink marine reserve proposal
Wellington, New Zealand – After over 17 years of advocating for an Akaroa Harbour marine reserve, a community conservation group has …

New Enviroschools funding welcomed by WWF

May 14, 2012 – 8:46 am | One Comment
New Enviroschools funding welcomed by WWF

New Enviroschools funding welcomed by WWF
 
Wellington, New Zealand –  WWF-New Zealand is welcoming today’s announcement by the Government to reinstate much-needed funding for the Enviroschools and Te Aho Tu Roa initiatives that help children …

Goat’s milk: Angels Delight – by raw foodie Sarah Lea

May 14, 2012 – 8:40 am | 4 Comments

Often referred to as stubborn as a goat, I’ve finally met my match.
My adversarys name is Spirit. At first I took that name as being sacred; a goat with emotions of a delicately refined quality. …

Village people set up twenty four hour, road-side raw milk vending machine in Golden Bay

May 11, 2012 – 4:46 pm | 8 Comments

By Charlotte Squire
Local Good News Report/Golden Bay
Read the inspiring stories of our sponsors below.
Do you buy cow’s milk? Chances are you’re one of millions in New Zealand who do. Maybe you get yours from the …

Random Crafts of Kindness – by Steve Carter

May 11, 2012 – 7:05 am |

Local Good News/Christchurch
It’s often the little things that make a difference.
When one is surrounded by evidence of destruction and change every day, as we are in this city, it is easy to feel overwhelmed or …

Geothermal power to the people!

May 10, 2012 – 5:55 pm |

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate release: 9 MAY 2012
Artist taps steamy issue of Geothermal power in Taupo
As part of Taupo’s Erupt Festival, opening this week, artist Tim Barlow is erecting a temporary Public Fountain using geothermal power …

UNICEF NZ Begins Search for Aspiring Young Reporters

May 10, 2012 – 5:18 pm |

UNICEF NZ (UN Children’s Fund)
Media Release
Wednesday 9 April. 2012
 

UNICEF NZ Begins Search for Aspiring Young Reporters
 
UNICEF NZ (UN Children’s Fund) and 3News are searching for five budding young reporters to write for 3Youth – a …

Free ‘Best Fish Guide’ app for your iPhone

May 10, 2012 – 5:06 pm |

May 9 2012 – Wellington
 
Forest & Bird media release – for immediate use
 
 
Free ‘Best Fish Guide’ app for your iPhone
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Forest & Bird’s new iPhone application makes choosing eco-friendly seafood as easy as (fish) pie. The …

The Clean Bin Project film features at Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival in Palmerston North

May 9, 2012 – 1:49 pm |

Is it possible to live completely waste free?
Partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a comedic battle to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least amount of garbage in an …

It’s time to Connect the Dots – Sonja Deely

May 9, 2012 – 1:42 pm |

The images from 350.org’s global day of action, Connect the Dots, are astounding, remarkable and moving (climatedots.org).
Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands, kicked off the day, May 5, when local islanders met at sunrise for …