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Small village in Holland exists solely to help people with dementia feel safe and part of community

May 2, 2016 – 7:40 am |

Funding available for grassroots projects that contribute to the strengthening of community wellbeing in Christchurch

March 18, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Christchurch City Council
Local organisations working on grassroots projects that contribute to the strengthening of community wellbeing in Christchurch can apply for funding from Christchurch City Council’s Strengthening Communities Funding Schemes from next week.
Community groups have …

New community art gallery opens in Johnsonville

March 9, 2016 – 4:00 am | One Comment

Late-night and weekend visitors to the Johnsonville Shopping Centre can now complement their shopping experience with beautiful works of art: the new community art gallery ‘Sub Urban Art Space’ is open and welcomes visitors to …

Papamoa college kids come up with new beach toy library for their community

February 28, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The Bay of Plenty Times reported that a group of Papamoa College students have created portable beach toy libraries for local beaches.
Large wooden boxes were constructed in technology class, the call was put out to …

First Happyzine Talks sell out in Golden Bay

November 14, 2015 – 12:12 pm |

A full house heard about mindfulness for mums, Eco-friendly dairy farming and a deaf man making positive ripples for the New Zealand deaf community at the first Happyzine Talks held at the Mussel Inn, in …

New national Happyzine Talks kick off in Golden Bay

October 27, 2015 – 2:35 pm |

A third generation farmer investing heavily in sustainability, the president of national body Deaf Aotearoa, and a senior zen student offering Meditation for Mums classes are amongst eight Golden Bay movers and shakers speaking at …

Special Economic Zone declared in Porirua

August 28, 2015 – 2:33 pm |

Letting Space
Recently, Local Government New Zealand suggested “special economic zones” could be created around provincial towns to help regional development.
While the proposal for special zones is being considered at the top level, others have already …

Sports field painting design contains info from stats and ideas collected from local community

May 5, 2015 – 6:00 am |

Siv B Fjærestad has worked with Letting Space and in partnership with Wellington City Council to create an enormous artwork on the fields of Macalister and Liardet Street Parks, Berhampore: a dynamic colourful backdrop for …

Growing strong community in Wellington vital part of emergency preparation

January 12, 2014 – 8:28 pm |

Knowing our neighbours is more than a feel-good activity, it can also be invaluable during emergencies.  Manager of Community Resilience for the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office Dan Neely explains why it’s better to know our …

Chef encourages communities to feed themselves, around Aotearoa

December 20, 2013 – 1:20 pm |

Media Release: Kids Can Cook Kitchen
In its first 12 months of operation, the Kids Can Cook Kitchen has traveled over 10,000 km from Invercargill to Kaitaia, including the side roads in-between. Over 35,000 thousand children have …

Road to Ruin – Paved in Pledges

October 1, 2012 – 1:35 pm |
Road to Ruin – Paved in Pledges

Road to Ruin was Heather O’Leary’s final project for an advanced Digital Film Making diploma at Natcoll. Not only did she love the idea of creating a documentary around designer Kim Witteveen, but it was …

Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week Wraps Up

September 23, 2012 – 8:00 am |

by Sam Rye, Keep New Zealand Beautiful
What an amazing feeling it is to wrap up Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week, with over 24’000 bags of litter pulled from the beaches, streets, school yards & roadsides …

Pounamu: Generating Ideas – part of the Royal Society Transit of Venus Forum

June 3, 2012 – 10:22 pm |

Please pass on widely to your networks, organisations and friends.

On 7 and 8 June 2012,
YOU are invited to create a better future for New Zealand.

Join people from all over New Zealand in an on-line game …

AskShareGive – a website where people do just that!

May 23, 2012 – 10:04 am |

An introduction, by Tanya Bibby
Recently a new website was launched. AskShareGive is a new not-for-profit website where people can share their time, skills, transport and old or unwanted goods.
The website is the brainchild of a …

The Real Value of Community

April 11, 2012 – 4:50 pm |

By Hannah Mackintosh of elevenhoursahead
I recently got into an argument with my father about the importance of community and whether building community should be a responsibility of councils and government. My argument was that yes, …

Shifting Thinking Workshop, Wellington, for people with a passion for education

April 10, 2012 – 4:40 pm |

NZCER invites you to step into the Shifting Thinking Workshop space in Wellington in May. The Workshop is for anyone with a connection to education, including teachers, tutors, leaders, people working in youth development, policy makers and anyone interested …

Daylight saving ends TODAY Sunday 1st April

April 1, 2012 – 9:26 am |
Daylight saving ends TODAY Sunday 1st April

Reminder: Daylight saving ends on Sunday
Monday, 26 March 2012, 3:42 pm
Press Release: Department Of Internal Affairs
26 March 2012
Reminder: Daylight saving ends on Sunday
New Zealand Daylight Saving will end next Sunday, 1 April 2012, when 3.00am …

Profile: Lyttelton’s Honest Cooks

January 26, 2012 – 6:19 am | 2 Comments

We are Roots-Local Food Specialists. In December we decided to live our truth and go for what we believe in and create the future that we want to see.  We have always believed that choosing …

Community Driven Bolivia Gives Legal Rights to the Earth

August 4, 2011 – 2:00 pm |

By Sean Dagan Wood
Law of Mother Earth sees Bolivia pilot new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature.
Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature …

Recycling in Korokoro is a Go!

July 6, 2011 – 6:05 pm |
Recycling in Korokoro is a Go!

6 JULY 2011
Recycling in Korokoro is a go!  New recycling bins will be delivered to every Korokoro home later this month as part of a trial to further encourage recycling across …