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Local Government New Zealand Conference 2011: Future Focus

July 6, 2011 – 6:01 pm | One Comment

MEDIA RELEASE
The future is the centre of attention at this year’s Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) annual conference at the Wellington Convention Centre 11 to 12 July.
Entrepreneur and sustainability advocate Melissa Clark-Reynolds will …

The Reality of Oil… and the Power of Hands

June 27, 2011 – 12:07 pm | 2 Comments

Q: When is an offshore oil drilling plan a good thing?
A: When it doesn’t happen!
We got a good scare here last month, in the oceanside paradise community of Golden Bay. A foreign mining company with …

Hutt City Council Looking for a Community Group Who Are Making a Difference

June 17, 2011 – 2:48 pm |
Hutt City Council Looking for a Community Group Who Are Making a Difference

HUTT CITY COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE
17 JUNE 2011
Nominations open to recognise those making a difference
Do you know community groups who are making a difference and deserve recognition for their work? If so, nominate them for a …

Hutt City Council Takes Positive, Preventative Approach to At Risk, Earthquake-Prone Buildings

June 3, 2011 – 2:45 pm |

Hutt City residents – Have your say on draft Earthquake-prone Building Policy
Mayor Ray Wallace is encouraging everyone to have their say on Council’s draft Earthquake-prone Building Policy.
Consultation has begun on the draft policy which proposes …

Mark Cabaj Workshops: Communities Leading – Working Together In Place 13 & 15 June

May 30, 2011 – 6:04 pm |

Mark Cabaj Workshops: Communities Leading – Working Together In Place 13 & 15 June
Inspiring Communities, with local partners, is delighted to bring Mark Cabaj to New Zealand next month and to offer …

Blood Donors Save the Day

May 11, 2011 – 12:30 pm |

World Blood Donor Day – Tuesday 14 June 2011
The New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) will celebrate World Blood Donor Day across the country on Tuesday 14 June 2011.
In conjunction with …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 330 – Getting Ready for Neighbours Day Aotearoa

March 24, 2011 – 7:30 pm |

Today, as promised to Tania Austin – the coordinator of Neighbour’s Day – I dutifully crossed the road and had a yarn with Paul Woodward (he who happens to have just rocked walled his long, …

Kāpiti Coast’s Greenest Street: A crushing morning

February 7, 2011 – 2:53 pm |

Blog 3: by Stacey Gasson
Going into their fourth month of Kāpiti Coast’s Greenest Street competition, participants are really hitting their stride. On Saturday I went to see one of Andy Fraser’s pet projects come to …

Kapiti Coast’s Greenest Street: Living a Richer Life

January 30, 2011 – 11:18 pm |

Blog 2: by Stacey Gasson
It’s amazing how much ground you can cover over a cup of tea, especially when you’re drinking with Mark Amery. Mark and his partner Hannah, and their three children, aged from …

Opportunity to Make a Positive Difference for Momanyi and Solomon – Two Young Boys in Kenya

January 9, 2011 – 10:04 am | One Comment

January 4th, 2011

Hello my name is Julia Sich and my husband’s name is Johnson Moseti. I was born in NZ and Johnson was born in Kenya but has lived in NZ for 23 …

The (Final) 100 Mile Coromandel People Harvest!

January 1, 2011 – 9:29 pm | 4 Comments

Week 4: A smorgasbord of local hot-spots guaranteed to inspire! Part 2
An inspiring four week harvest of visionary people and projects achieving the seemingly impossible within 100 miles of my Coromandel home.

6. Paradise, lost in …

The 100 Mile People Harvest! Week 4: A Smorgasbord of Coromandel Hotspots Guaranteed to Inspire! Part 1

December 27, 2010 – 6:06 pm | One Comment

An inspiring four week harvest of visionary people and projects achieving the seemingly impossible within 100 miles of my Coromandel (New Zealand) home.
The Coromandel area is so overflowing with inspiring people and projects doing amazing …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 202 – Free Tomato Plants Anyone?

November 12, 2010 – 2:30 pm | One Comment

I’ve been blessed with the magical appearance of dozens of baby tomato plants in my front garden.  Due to my special lazy gardening technique – which involves leaving last year’s crop to die down, including …

Sustainability, Government and Offshore Inspiration

August 15, 2010 – 8:37 pm |

It would be easy to become dis-heartened if you work in the sustainability field in New Zealand.  Although the National party has introduced an emissions trading scheme, it is gutless, and won’t in any meaningful …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#59 – The Kiwi Online Community they Call ‘Intersect’

June 13, 2010 – 7:23 pm |

(While I raise my son and grow my good news website).
Intersect.  This is another website that I really enjoy (yesterday I raved about inhabitat.com) and have been spending some time on over the past few …

Joyologist releases ANTIZAC

April 23, 2010 – 2:12 pm |

No prescribing rights required!
With an impish grin Pat Armitstead said, “This is not a bitter pill to swallow and most interestingly, no prescribing rights are required! As a non-chemical alternative to Prozac it …

The World of HANDS – New Zealand’s Most Successful Complementary Currency – by Rebecca Reider

March 18, 2010 – 1:38 pm | 10 Comments

My decrepit old laptop turned into a wide variety of locally grown vegetables. And new hems and mended holes on my favourite corduroy pants. And a month’s supply of firewood from a neighbour’s woodlot.
Interesting alchemy. …

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