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Kiwis living with dementia play part in school kids’ environmental education

February 18, 2016 – 4:00 am |

A group of Alzheimers Auckland socialisation members have been putting their skills to use, creating thousands of paper planting pots for mobile environment classroom, Tread Lightly Caravan, to teach important messages about sustainability to local …

Non-native species not the bad guys in a changing eco-system

April 22, 2014 – 7:36 pm |

University of Canterbury, Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha

April 17, 2014
University of Canterbury researchers are investigating some positive features of animals being introduced to New Zealand.
Exotic animals are generally considered to be a major threat to …

Art and environment the focus of confronting new exhibition and book

March 13, 2014 – 10:04 am |

Art and environment the focus of confronting new exhibition and book
On March 29, Saffron Gallery of Art in Timaru will host the launch of Vanishing Point, a limited edition book which combines art and environmentalism to deliver a powerful …

How NZ surf champ and green lawyer Mischa Davis finds balance

January 20, 2014 – 10:54 am |

Charlotte Squire catches up with New Zealand surf champion and soon to be lawyer for the environment – Mischa Davis about her love for surfing and finding balance in life.  Having just completed her law …

Passion for rivers – Forest and Bird’s Debs Martin speaks up about 2014 and balance

January 16, 2014 – 1:04 pm |

Debs Martin is the Top of the South Field Officer for Forest and Bird.  Happyzine asks her about her focus for this year, which rivers have “stolen her heart,” and how she maintains healthy balance …

Learn how to cook with sunlight in Nelson

January 9, 2014 – 12:55 pm |

This innovative and sustainable idea uses sunlight for cooking and the results are awesome.
Nelson Environment Centre supports community and enterprise initiatives which offer eco-friendly products and services that also enable our community to become more …

Nature Space clocks 200 restoration groups

December 13, 2013 – 6:45 pm |

Press Release: Department of Conservation
The number of community restoration groups registered with the Nature Space website has doubled in the last year. The site allows individuals and groups undertaking ecological restoration to promote projects, record …

Youth made musical comedy with green theme takes top film honour

December 6, 2013 – 6:10 pm |

A musical comedy co-directed by four young women from Hamilton has been announced as The Body Shop Standout Winner at The Someday Awards in Auckland.
Today is the Day, made by Hillcrest High School students Bella …

Waikato wetland research to help manage water quality in Fiji

September 22, 2013 – 4:16 pm |

PRESS RELEASE – the  kudos Hamilton Science Excellence Awards
Waikato scientist Chris Tanner has taken his wetland research to the world to improve water management and sanitation.
Chris is a finalist for the Waikato Regional Council Environmental …

Native Bush – a gift to all

September 13, 2013 – 7:40 am |

It is uplifting to hear about this Māori Trust gifting a last remnant of native bush in the Wairarapa to the public of New Zealand. The Makirikiri Aggregated Trust will partner with the Crown as …

Beau – a Kiwi chick with a big heart

September 13, 2013 – 7:34 am |

Great news that little Kiwi chick Beau has beaten the odds and is a healthy, smallish normal Kiwi chick. Beau was found in Taranaki as an egg by the East Taranaki Environment Trust (ETET) and …

Do it yourself theme a hit at Nelson Ecofest

August 21, 2013 – 8:31 am |

This weekend’s Ecofest Expo in Nelson, top of the South Island, New Zealand, was another hit with locals keen on soaking up knowledge and ideas on better living.
Approximately 4000 people hit the Trafalgar Centre over …

Want to save the planet? Focus on it thriving now.

July 25, 2013 – 1:47 pm | 3 Comments
Want to save the planet? Focus on it thriving now.

By Charlotte Squire
It wasn’t until I left New Zealand to spend time where my ancestors once walked, that I realised how connected I was to the land.
I was no tree-hugger but I did, indeed, find …

Festival for the Future: A Reflection

November 23, 2012 – 4:03 pm | 2 Comments

As I sit here writing this blog entry I can’t help but feel hopeful.  Not only about my own future, but a collective and progressive one for all New Zealander’s and the rest of the …

Calling all Dunedin Conservationist Groups!

April 3, 2012 – 5:00 pm |

Applications Now Open for the Speight’s Environment Fund
The call is out! The 2012 Speight’s Brewery Environment Fund is now open for applications, and is seeking Dunedin-based conservationists to collect a share of the funding pool.
Dunedin-based …

Exciting: the Arcadia International Environmental Film Festival

February 4, 2012 – 11:33 am |

Arcadia Festival
Happyzine has always been in the forefront of highlighting all efforts which consciously confront challenges, and enhance our daily life. These challenges are numerous in our present times, particularly environmental ones with no real …

Vote for Nature – Forest and Bird

November 16, 2011 – 9:44 am |

Forest and Bird
A Vote for Nature is a vote for the New Zealand we love and want to pass on to our children
In the lead up to the election, we need to remind political parties …

Hawke’s Bay Environment Action Awards

October 9, 2011 – 7:18 pm |

Hawkes Bay Regional Council

For more information and to apply for an award visit the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council website

The Environment Action Awards are held every two years to celebrate people and organisations in Hawke’s Bay …

International Hopebuilding News: Community-Based Management Protects Mozambique Coastal Fishery Today, Tomorrow and Forever

August 12, 2011 – 7:32 pm |

Some very inspiring news gets lost in archives – we’re resurrecting some Hopebuilding stories for Happyzine readers.
Georgina Smith, New Agriculturist
June 2011
The north-eastern coast of Mozambique boasts stunning coastal forest, rich coral reefs and mangroves. Yet …

Grow From Here: An Inner City Organic Garden Store

August 13, 2010 – 11:54 am | One Comment

In Te Aro, central Wellington, there has sprung up a dear, wee garden store; bold, new and capable of supplying all your organic gardening supplies. My name is Kaye Reardon and I am the co-owner …

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