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Sydney adopts pollution-free car fleet

February 17, 2013 – 8:00 am |

15 Feb 2013
City clears the way on pollution-free car fleet
The City of Sydney is leading the way in pollution-free travel by buying a fleet of 10 new Nissan LEAF electric
cars, the largest order of the …

Opinion: Many more fishies in the sea, by Charlotte Squire

February 15, 2013 – 6:33 pm | 2 Comments
Opinion: Many more fishies in the sea, by Charlotte Squire

What do you do when your good news story is not … embraced, by the one you’re sharing it with?  Rather, it’s met with indignation.
Before I begin, I need to let you know that fish …

Greenpeace report says going 100% renewable by 2050 will grow jobs

February 14, 2013 – 4:53 pm |

Global conservation organisation WWF-New Zealand today welcomed a new Greenpeace report, “The Future is Here”, showing how New Zealand could grow jobs and protect the environment by shifting to almost 100% renewable energy by 2050.
WWF-New …

2013 Kiwi Diary article: Boosting creativity is the key – by Sir Paul Callaghan

February 12, 2013 – 10:00 pm |

There is nothing like being at the start of a calendar year to have a sense of optimism, opportunity, the chance to reset and embrace any ol’ thang from last year that you wish you’d …

Young filmmakers challenged to film and shape Auckland’s future

February 11, 2013 – 3:20 pm |

Media release – Auckland Council

11 February 2013

Make Auckland’s future a feature – challenge to young filmmakers
Young filmmakers are being challenged to create a three-minute video, on the subject of Auckland’s future, in just 14 days.

The …

World cities take lead on climate action

February 10, 2013 – 1:50 pm |

Gland, Switzerland – The finalists for WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) have been announced with a diverse cross-section of cities recognized for their innovative actions on climate change.
The 17 finalists were selected from 66 entrants …

Locals and DoC bringing threatened heart-leaved kōhūhū back back to Murchison

February 8, 2013 – 11:53 am |

Media release – Department of Conservation
8 February 2013
Love your endangered trees – Heart-leaved kōhūhū
Murchison is becoming known as a haven for rare and endangered tree species and locals are being invited to help another rare …

Sustainable backyards in Tauranga features Big Dessert Night for Earth Hour

February 8, 2013 – 10:19 am |

MEDIA RELEASE – Sustainable Backyards
Envirohub BOP (previously Tauranga Environment Centre) is gearing for Sustainable Backyards this March – a month long Calendar of Events to celebrate and support the fantastic range of local environmental initiatives …

Calling supporters for 2013 Red Puppy Appeal

February 7, 2013 – 12:24 pm |

Get involved and fundraise to help train more guide dogs

Calling supporters for 2013 Red Puppy Appeal
On April 5 and 6 this year, the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) needs a brigade of …

Golden Bay locals celebrate World Wetland day by playing in the mud

February 7, 2013 – 12:20 pm |

To celebrate World Wetlands Day on February end, Golden Bay’s (Tasman, New Zealand) Forest and Bird members and Tasman District Council Environmental Educator Claire Webster run a ‘Motupipi Estuary Rescue’ event.
27 locals (ranging in age …

Happyzine’s transitioning into a Pay-What-You-Can-Afford good news service

February 6, 2013 – 3:39 pm | 4 Comments
Happyzine’s transitioning into a Pay-What-You-Can-Afford good news service

Kia Ora,
I’m Charlotte Squire, founder and Editor of www.happyzine.co.nz – the positive news website of Aotearoa and it’s a pleasure to be talking to you today.
I love sharing inspiring, hopebuilding news with you.  I love …

Large colony of endangered South Island long-tailed bats found at D’Urville Island

February 5, 2013 – 3:54 pm |

Forest & Bird is thrilled that a large colony of endangered South Island long-tailed bats has been discovered during a January survey on D’Urville Island, in the Marlborough Sounds.
The D’Urville population is estimated to number …

Book release: Forty Days of Yoga

February 5, 2013 – 3:51 pm |

Media Release: February 5, 2013
How to make yoga an integrated part of your every day life
NZ book just released: ‘Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice’
By Kara-Leah Grant, …

Samoan choir singers invited to demonstrate their musical gifts

February 4, 2013 – 10:35 am |

Press Release
Media contact: Simon Matāfai
Email: simonmatafai@gmail.com
Mobile: +64 27 471 9327
Samoa Voices Choir Competition hosted at the 2013 Pasifika Festival
02 February, 2013
The 21st Pasifika Festival will take place on March 9 and 10 at …

Ngai Tahu Treaty Festival, Onuku Marae, Wednesday 6 February

February 1, 2013 – 10:19 am | One Comment

Ngai Tahu
Ngai Tahu Treaty Festival, Onuku Marae, Wednesday 6 February
This year Onuku Runanga is hosting the annual ‘Ngai Tahu Treaty Festival’ at Onuku Marae, Akaroa.
Discussion on the current review of the New Zealand Constitution, environmental …

Personal message from Charlotte Squire asking you to join Club Happyzine

February 1, 2013 – 9:42 am |
Personal message from Charlotte Squire asking you to join Club Happyzine

Kia Ora,
My name’s Charlotte Squire, I’m the founder and Creative Director of Happyzine.
Happyzine is an online platform for good news that inspires positive change within our communities and for our environment. It’s awesome. It serves …

Introducing: The Wholefoods Handbook – a guide with big appeal and altruistic intentions

January 31, 2013 – 10:49 pm |

The Wholefoods Handbook ten years on – a guide with big appeal and altruistic intentions
—Rae McDowell

Authors of the tenth anniversary edition of the Wholefoods Handbook, Joanna Piekarski and Marsha Jones, celebrated with a launch at …

Bluebridge passengers to surf while they sail – for free

January 30, 2013 – 6:49 pm |

Media release
For immediate release
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Passengers crossing Cook Strait on Bluebridge ferries can plan their holiday itinerary, post Facebook updates, tweet, email, shop and surf …

Conscious Consumers launch a smart phone app to change the world!

January 30, 2013 – 6:44 pm |

Conscious Consumers
A smartphone app to change the world!
Conscious Consumers has today released a smartphone application that puts power into the pockets of hospitality consumers.
New Zealand’s first …

Happyzine celebrates its fifth year of feel good media

January 29, 2013 – 2:08 pm |

Charlotte Squire, founder and Editor of the positive news website Happyzine is celebrating five years of optimistic Kiwi media.
Happyzine is a New Zealand based good news website that Ms Squire says is designed to “inspire …