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Wellington City Council
15 April 2014
Over the last few months we’ve been working alongside social enterprise groups to promote community-led projects designed to reduce energy use and increase clean energy in Wellington.


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There’s no education like adversity by Tracey Adamson.

February 22, 2012 – 4:10 pm | 3 Comments

This article was written by Happyzine’s Positive Writing Course graduate Tracey Adamson.
Honesty is the best policy. I recall my parents teaching me this from a very young age, and this is the approach I will …

Count your butterflies: A year on from the earthquake by Joyce Elwood-Smith

February 22, 2012 – 3:48 pm | One Comment

By Christchurch Grandparent and home owner Joyce Elwood-Smith

I have been thinking how we must collect and store all the beautiful moments and precious times we have so we can draw on them when needed, for …

Over the ditch? Is the grass greener in Australia? By Ruby Jackson

February 21, 2012 – 5:20 pm | 4 Comments

Positive Writing Graduate Ruby Jackson argues in favour of sticking it out in Aotearoa, rather than chasing the greener pastures of Australia.

With recent events in Christchurch, and economic recession many New Zealanders would right …

Jerome Kaino shines at Samoan Sports Awards

February 21, 2012 – 5:13 pm |

Press Release
20 February 2012
For immediate release
Kaino & NFL star shine at Samoan Sports Awards
Jerome Kaino became the first sportsman to win both the Samoan Sports Awards Sportsman of the Year and the Supreme Award in …

Herb Profile: The wonders of Yarrow – by Tricia Curtis

February 21, 2012 – 4:56 pm |

Yarrow is a plant many of us welcome into our gardens without really knowing the depth and breadth of her true personality. She’s been around for centuries, used on battlefields of old to staunch many …

Best and Worst Packaging Award Finalists Released

February 20, 2012 – 3:19 pm |

Wanaka Wastebusters
The finalists in the 2012 Unpackit Packaging Awards have been announced today.
Unpackit spokesperson Gina Dempster said it had been a tough process choosing the 16 finalists from 215 nominations, but the team was confident …

Seven reasons it’s an awesome idea to become a volunteer paying member of Happyzine!

February 19, 2012 – 8:29 pm |

Wanna be part of some awesome change here in New Zealand?  Join a growing community of people who are donating what ever they can afford to Happyzine on a regular basis and help change the …

The lazy way to go green: paint your roof white!

February 19, 2012 – 4:13 pm | 2 Comments

Oooh!  Don’t you love a good, easy way to help the planet!  We all live under a roof, let’s paint ‘em white.  Happyzine supports the New Zealand White Roofs project, which is run by Auckland based …

Forest & Bird launches nationwide kereru count today

February 19, 2012 – 3:52 pm |

Forest & Bird media release for immediate use
Forest & Bird launches nationwide kereru count today
Forest & Bird today launches a nationwide survey of kereru. The inaugural Kereru Count allows the public to contribute tothe national …

British Green Art Designer Creates life-Sized ‘Family’ from Waste Plastic Bottles

February 19, 2012 – 3:49 pm |

Sarah Turner has been busy the past 2 months hand making a life-sized family made from waste plastic bottles for Light Night Nottingham.
The event was a fantastic success with Sarah’s Plastic Bottle Family a main …

The Green Living Show – 12th and 13th May 2012

February 19, 2012 – 3:43 pm |

Friday 17 February, 2012
The Green Living Show is back – New Zealand’s only green show is bigger and better than ever.
This free event has lots of variety with a fantastic opportunity for the fashion and …

International Self-Esteem expert to speak in Auckland

February 19, 2012 – 3:36 pm |

Media Release 17 February 2012
International Self-Esteem expert to speak in Auckland
Half of women around the world see family relationships as having the greatest impact on their self-esteem and 66% think they’re expected to be more …

Be part of Oxfam’s Biggest Coffee Break 2012

February 19, 2012 – 3:28 pm | One Comment

We are excitedly gearing up for Oxfam’s Biggest Coffee Break, New Zealand’s biggest celebration of fair trade.
Oxfam’s Biggest Coffee Break is enjoyed each May during Fair Trade Fortnight when people throughout the country get together …

Tauranga to lead NZ Earth Hour 2012 celebrations

February 19, 2012 – 3:24 pm |

Media Release – for immediate release
Earth Hour 2012 will take place at 8.30pm – 9.30pm on Saturday 31 March
The city of Tauranga will lead New Zealand’s Earth Hour celebrations this year, in special recognition of …

Ben Cauchi awarded the 2012 Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Artists Residency

February 19, 2012 – 3:21 pm |

Creative New Zealand media release
Auckland-born photographer Ben Cauchi has been awarded the 2012 Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Artists Residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.
The biennial 12-month residency is an opportunity for New Zealand …

Auckland Gospel Choir hits Auckland City!

February 19, 2012 – 3:11 pm |

Press Release
Media contact: Simon Matāfai – E: simonmatafai@gmail.com M: +64 21 059 2924
Thursday 16th February, 2012.
This mass choir is for all singers who love Gospel music. Free to …

Tides Rites of Passage Celebrating the transition from girl to young woman – April 9th -13th

February 19, 2012 – 3:08 pm |
Tides Rites of Passage Celebrating the transition from girl to young woman – April 9th -13th

Tides Rites of Passage Celebrating the transition from girl to young woman
A safe, powerful, transformative, educational, and moving experience for 13-16 year old girls Our programs are nature-based and community led and are run from …

Alzheimer’s – Any benefits? By Paul Smetana

February 19, 2012 – 2:58 pm |

I’ve spent about 30 years working as a Diversional Therapist and nurse in Nursing Homes, and in the community. I have been working with people who have all the various stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. While …

1000 free fruit trees for Auckland, free and fresh fruit for communities

February 16, 2012 – 9:16 pm | One Comment

Press Release: Mount Eden Village People
1000 free fruit trees for Auckland, free and fresh fruit for communities
The ‘Fruit Trees for Auckland 1 ’ group continues to drive awareness for sustainable practises throughout Auckland by providing …

Is this the shortcut to being compassionate?

February 16, 2012 – 9:08 pm |

Is this the shortcut to being compassionate?
When you feel good, you do good.
It’s the unknown short cut to compassionate care, the untrodden path to helping others, is another way to put it … and it’s …