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Youth Cycle the Length of the Country to Climate Summit

November 22, 2012 – 2:43 pm |

In two weeks’ time, 1000 young people will gather in Auckland for New Zealand and the Pacific’s first youth climate summit.

Five attendees began their 1300 kilometre unsupported cycle ride to Power Shift from Dunedin to …

Christchurch Lands 150th Success for crowedfunded platform PledgeMe

November 20, 2012 – 3:50 pm |

Two young film makers from Christchurch have made their mark in crowdfunding history, as the 150th project funded through local platform, PledgeMe.
Isaac Pawson and George Bates crowdfunded the post production costs for their short film, …

Forest and Bird Welcomes New Green Growth Report

November 16, 2012 – 4:20 pm |

Forest & Bird welcomes the release of a study making a case for New Zealand’s business and political leaders to embrace green growth that makes economic sense.
The study is by Vivid Economics, in association with …

Being clever – by raw foodie Sarah Lea

November 14, 2012 – 7:31 pm | 3 Comments

 The general assumption that I live with abundance at my door is a correct one. However, I do go about creating this abundance in different ways. I don’t go out to work. Inspired by my …

Wellington ‘Festival for Future’ Highlights Power of Social Entrepreneurship

November 14, 2012 – 5:48 pm |

Festival for the Future
This weekend over 300 creatives, entrepreneurs and community innovators will converge at Wellington-based ‘Festival for the Future’.
Now in its second year, this national event will bring together a diverse range of emerging …

Top 10 Happy foods Number 3 – Berries

November 14, 2012 – 4:51 pm |

by Tyson Hammond
Eating to feel good is something easy we can do to help our body and mind feel content and enjoy our lives a little more. Staying physically healthy is an essential part of …

Eat More Energy the Raw Food Course starts today and you’re welcome to join us.

November 10, 2012 – 3:13 pm |
Eat More Energy the Raw Food Course starts today and you’re welcome to join us.

Eat More Energy – the online raw food course lead by Happyzine writer Sarah Lea kicks off today in a private facebook forum.
The course takes participants from all over the world through a myriad of …

Kiwi innovators launch an online ‘world of good’

November 8, 2012 – 4:02 pm |

Ex Trade Me exec and renowned social marketers have joined forces to launch PlanetGoodness.com – a website to “bring about a world of good through what people buy”.
Planet Goodness creates a virtuous cycle; connecting kiwi …

My transition into raw – by raw foodie Sarah Lea

November 8, 2012 – 11:08 am |

I never knew what it would be like to experience life now. Never felt as nourished, inspired, excited, energised and gratified by food as I do today. And it’s so empowering to know that my …

UC arts scholarship winner Rachael Dewhirst helping in the rebuild

November 7, 2012 – 12:57 pm |

By Kip Brook
A University of Canterbury (UC) fine arts student will be part of the Christchurch rebuild over the summer.
Fourth-year UC student Rachael Dewhirst won a Scape Public Art scholarship to paint a 50 metre wide …

Art Beat Brings Excitement To Re:START

November 5, 2012 – 3:18 pm | 2 Comments

Art Beat
Media Release
5 November 2012
Want to swap your fears for your very own hand silk screened poster? What about releasing some of that frustration about the EQC claims process in return for a unique and …

Monte Cecilia Housing Trust – Exhibition celebrates 30 years of housing families!

November 3, 2012 – 10:17 am |

Monte Cecilia Housing Trust
Press Release
1 November 2012
Monte Cecilia Housing Trust has been supporting families faced with a housing crisis for 30 years. To mark this anniversary, the Trust is sharing its story in a historic …

Raw food in the real world by raw foodie Sarah Lea

November 2, 2012 – 12:30 pm | 3 Comments

Raw food in the real world
I’m refusing to feed my Mama an all raw diet, much to her disappointment. She’s visiting from the UK and I’m scared stiff that she’lll hit detox and end up …

Winning schools sketch vision for the future with UFB Amazing Ideas

November 2, 2012 – 12:23 pm |

By Hannah Finnigan-Walsh
Photo credit: Photosport.co.nz
Thursday, November 1, 2012: The winners of Telecom’s inaugural ‘Amazing Ideas Search’ have been chosen after judges assessed hundreds of amazing ideas from Kiwi kids across the country on how Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) …

Check out: Lifestream’s Biogenic Aloemint – great for digestion

November 1, 2012 – 9:13 pm |

Check out Lifestream’s yummy new product Biogenic Aloemint.  I’ve personally been chugging mine back because there’s something about it that my body loves.  I can literally feel it in my gut.
Aloemint is a digestive tonic …

Official WOMAD 2013 Line Up Announced

November 1, 2012 – 9:43 am |

THE GOLDEN VOICE OF AFRICA JOINS  JAZZ MAESTRO & REGGAE SUPERSTAR
THREE DAYS & MORE THAN 200 REASONS TO GO
Festival features over 200 performers from 21 countries on seven stages
new offerings this year include the Human …

Top 10 Happy foods Number 4 – Kefir

October 31, 2012 – 8:55 pm |

By Tyson Hammond
Eating to feel good is something easy we can do to help our body and mind feel content and enjoy our lives a little more. Staying physically healthy is an essential part of …

Farmers Market goes Zero Waste

October 30, 2012 – 9:53 pm |

Media Release
25 October 2012
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The Grey Lynn Farmers Market is leading the way to become New Zealand’s first zero waste farmers market with a range of innovative approaches aimed at reducing, reusing and recycling the waste …

Meet Sarah Lea and find out what she left behind when she went raw

October 30, 2012 – 8:42 pm |
Meet Sarah Lea and find out what she left behind when she went raw

Eat More Energy – Saturday November 10th to Saturday December 8th
How do you eat loads of raw food, for more than two days in a row, without feeling like a starving rabbit?
How do raw foodists …

Awards bring focus to free, relevant and dynamic resource available to Pacific Businesses

October 27, 2012 – 9:27 am |

PRESS RELEASE
The eagerly awaited Pacific Business Awards return in March 2013, celebrating 20 years since the event first began. It also brings focus on the Pacific Business Trust that has assisted Pacific people into business …