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Rock-star market gardeners to visit NZ on six figure farming tour

January 23, 2016 – 11:39 pm | One Comment

A teaching tour from Canadian rock-star market gardeners and authors Jean-Martin Fortier (JM) and Curtis Stone is set to offer the secrets of a replicable system for profitable, small-scale intensive growing of organic produce.
Waiheke based …

Try a locally grown, organic bitter sweet spring salad with a cranberry, cumin and lemon dressing

October 29, 2015 – 8:03 am |

Thanks BioBalance New Zealand for partnering up with us.
by Kiwi nutritionist Linda Ross
It’s spring and the garden is abundant with green leafy things to eat!
As I nutritionist I have noticed many people with an aversion …

Win a gluten free, vegan, organic Snickerdoodle and help fund their dream!

July 21, 2015 – 5:30 pm |

Don’t you love a scrummy organic treat?  Baron Hasslehoff’s chocolate Snickerdoodles are not only gluten free, but they’re vegan and they taste divine!  We have a four pack of these babies to give away to …

Send in your climate friendly solutions and win organic, vegan, gluten free snickerdoodles by Baron Hasslehoff!

May 20, 2015 – 8:24 pm |

Send us in a photo of an inspiring, climate friendly project in your community, with a caption explaining the ‘who, what, where, how, why, and wheres.’  If we run your photo and caption, you’ll go …

Jade Temepara fuses food forest, organics and permaculture at Ellerslie

February 23, 2014 – 8:43 pm |

Plentiful food in Ellerslie’s Perennial Paradise
Tipu Design’s Jade Temepara is back at Ellerslie with a new delicious, edible garden called “Perennial Paradise”. 
After winning a silver medal in 2012 with her “Digging the Future” edible backyard …

Little cafe with local, organic focus opens in Hutt City

February 14, 2014 – 6:54 pm |

New LITTLE café opens, focused on local suppliers
LITTLE, a new café located at the Little Theatre and Lower Hutt War Memorial Library opened this morning in Hutt City.
A Hutt City Council operation, LITTLE will serve …

Review: Mmmm … meet the Snickerdoodle – gluten free, chocolate, vegan, and very organic

May 28, 2013 – 9:58 pm | 2 Comments

It’s a cosy, inside winter’s day, there’s fresh snow on the hills and the fire’s crackling.  I’ve returned home, mid-afternoon bearing sweet gifts for afternoon tea.  This is the new generation of afternoon tea.  I’m …

Green Product Review: Natural Cream Deodorant – Lavender

July 29, 2012 – 10:04 pm |

We have a deodorant revolution going on here.  And I don’t mean that in an infomercial tone of voice.  This is Happyzine.  I mean it.
I’m holding a 20 ml container of totally natural, aluminium free …

Win a pack of delicious healthy and allergy friendly Eat Right Foods!

April 6, 2012 – 8:52 pm |

Have you come across Eat Right foods yet?  They say they’re ‘Healthy and Allergy Friendly Foods’.  And it’s true.  They are … and they’re so much more, I’ll just add in: ‘decadent, moreish, yummy, feel …

Book Review: Now is the Season by Laura Faire

February 6, 2012 – 1:32 pm |

Book review by Charlotte Squire

Now is the Season by Laura Faire
“Seasonal food is that simple: food that is grown and consumed within its natural season, sharing its flavour if the soil is good and the …

Try the award winning, organic Richmond Plains Sauvignon Blanc 2011 this Christmas

December 5, 2011 – 2:12 pm |

I’m gazing at an empty bottle of Richmond Plains Sauvignon Blanc 2011 wine. There is a certain degree of nostalgia that comes with looking at this empty bottle as drinking it was a fine, fine …

Pure Organic Gold – Te Mania Vineyard Wins Top Recognition for Organic Wine

November 4, 2011 – 1:48 pm |

Pure Organic Gold
Te Mania a Nelson wine making pioneer has won Pure Gold for its 2011 Sauvignon Blanc at the 2011 Air New Zealand Wine Awards.
“We have nearly sold out of our 2010 which won …

Check Out the New Organic Explorer New Zealand (3rd Edition)

October 30, 2011 – 9:11 pm |

Review by Charlotte Squire
Members of Club Happyzine go in the draw to win a copy.
If you’re passionate about organic food and wine, enjoying eco-friendly holidays and maintaining some awareness of the politics of being green …

International Hopebuilding News: Model garden in Mali builds sustainable protection for organic cotton

August 11, 2011 – 1:32 pm |

New Agriculturist
Some very inspiring news gets lost in archives – we’re resurrecting some Hopebuilding stories for Happyzine readers.
Mali is one of the largest cotton producers in Africa and about 40% of rural households …

The Green Living Show and New Zealand Organic Expo – 28th and 29th May, Alexandra Park, Greenlane

May 4, 2011 – 11:44 am |

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 263 – What Ever Happened to Organic Aotearoa by 2020?

January 14, 2011 – 9:41 pm |
365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 263 – What Ever Happened to Organic Aotearoa by 2020?

Well it would seem that the dream is still alive.  Organic Winegrowers New Zealand are excitedly moving towards this goal.
“By 2020, even if we only achieve 20% of the vinelands in our country as …

20% by 2020: Growers Drive Campaign to Turn New Zealand’s Vineyards Organic

January 14, 2011 – 9:24 pm |

Organic wine producers in New Zealand have announced a bold new goal: 20% of New Zealand vineyards will be organic by the year 2020.
“By 2020, even if we only achieve 20% of the vinelands in …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#157 – Water, Landscape and Scoop

September 25, 2010 – 5:30 pm |
365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#157 – Water, Landscape and Scoop

Honestly.  There’s nothing like a wee jaunt down at the water front to pep up girl’s spirits!  It’s such a tonic, to be in the presence of the sea or a deep, bubbling river.  And …

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 …

Full Harvest – How One Woman Works With Heirloom Seed to Enjoy Organic Food All Year

July 10, 2010 – 4:44 pm |

Introducing the Kiwi woman who is on a quest for organic self-sufficiency – Susie Franks …

When I am unable to connect with my land for a few days, I feel as though a ‘piece of …

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