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Open letter to friends of Happyzine and lovers of good news

December 27, 2015 – 7:09 am |
Open letter to friends of Happyzine and lovers of good news

Dear friends,
Did you ever have a calling that wouldn’t go away? No matter how much you tried to ignore it, or tell yourself it was impossible?  Now I really do believe anything’s possible, but for …

Happyzine launches chance to join flock of optimists in 2016

December 20, 2015 – 9:07 pm |
Happyzine launches chance to join flock of optimists in 2016

Got an awesome dream you’re planning on bringing to life this 2016? Do it with some friends, Happyzine style.
Introducing the online Happyzine Kea Group – for movers and shakers who want to take their New Year’s …

News from my backyard – Charlotte’s first video blog

December 15, 2015 – 7:07 pm |

Happyzine founder Charlotte Squire has decided to give video blogging a  go. In this first ‘vlog’ she tells us about her first and last day back to work as a ‘normal reporter’, she shares some …

Found in the media: Small is good; religions are going green; nappy free parenting; raw milk at the farm gate and if you want it, feel it

June 24, 2013 – 7:00 pm |
Found in the media: Small is good; religions are going green; nappy free parenting; raw milk at the farm gate and if you want it, feel it

Who says mainstream media don’t offer their fair share of good news stories?  Well, um, I used to.  That was until I started working for a ‘normal’ newspaper and realised that 80% of the stories …

Harvest those ‘small moments of good’, and win organic chocolate!

June 12, 2013 – 9:35 am | 2 Comments
Harvest those ‘small moments of good’, and win organic chocolate!

This project is kindly sponsored by Baron Hasselhoffs – gluten free sweet treats.
You know those moments when the world just feels rosy?
You just happen to gaze out the bus window as a teenager hands an …

Pssst! Good Spies! Send us some good news and win new Mexican Chocolate Snickerdoodles

June 3, 2013 – 5:07 pm | 2 Comments

This new column is kindly sponsored by Baron Hasselhoffs – gluten free sweet treats.
Good Spies.
You’re out there.  We just know it.  Witnessing the inspiration in your community.  Noting acts of kindness where others might only …

Ekodo: A West Coast Story (Part 2)

September 8, 2010 – 1:27 pm | 2 Comments

By Sean Weaver

This West Coast Forest Story conveys my awkward attempts as a beginner of compassionate environmentalism, and shows how it can work when we might give it a try.

Ekodo: Compassionate Environmentalism

September 3, 2010 – 6:00 pm |

By Sean Weaver
Over the last twenty-five years of environmental practice, I have had countless opportunities to experience and reflect on how to enhance my effectiveness. I have had my fair share of failures and successes …

Food, Glorious Sustainable Food!

July 30, 2010 – 6:12 pm |

Food is my greatest love. You might think it would be my darling partner, my wonderful family or my long-dead cat. No, it’s food. I love nothing more than food. And not just the eating …

Teen Sex and Corporate Sustainability

July 2, 2010 – 8:16 pm |

Marc Gunther tells a joke comparing corporate sustainability and teen sex – you can find his original article here. The joke goes:
“Corporate sustainability is like teen sex. Everybody talks about it. Nobody does it very …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#62 – Determination, Patience and a Lap-Top

June 16, 2010 – 5:20 pm |

I’m looking forward to the day when going on-line and working on Happyzine shall once again be a walk in the park because I own a healthy computer.  At present I encounter an array of …

First rooftop

June 6, 2010 – 9:15 am | One Comment

I’m excited to announce that I’ve secured a rooftop in central Auckland and planning for my first garden is underway!

We plan to position a number of macrocarpa planter boxes around the edges of the space. …

Sustainable Environmentalism Workshop: Three Groovy Ways to Chillax and Use Your Natural Talents to Create Positive Environmental Change.

May 28, 2010 – 11:30 pm |

Place: Organic Green Grocer
Corner of Tasman & Grove Street
Nelson
Time: 1 – 3pm Saturday 29th May
(Tomorrow!)
Price: $25 ($5 goes to the venue)

Participants will receive:

Tips and Information about how to be clear (and excited) about their core …

Letting Space – Free Store Opens in Ghuznee St

May 28, 2010 – 11:00 am | 6 Comments

LETTING SPACE
“MAKING DREAMS REALTY”
Wellington’s first Free Store opens today at 38 Ghuznee St, supplied by local retailers keen to reduce waste and provide excess stock to the community for no cost.
Artist Kim Paton, creator of …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#40 – Ode to the Mussel Inn (an essential Kiwi life experience)

May 25, 2010 – 8:12 pm | 2 Comments

Ahhh blog number forty!  It’s time to celebrate with lunch at the Mussel Inn.  Come on!  Let’s abandon our original plans, throw the gear in the car and take to the bush cafe!
The Mussel Inn …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#37 – Love Scenes at an Airport

May 22, 2010 – 10:18 pm | 3 Comments

(While I raise my son and grow my good news website)
[I am loving writing this blog. It’s a purely self indulgent act. I love that I’m thirty seven blogs into three hundred and sixty …

Salads and skill-sharing: what makes a community money system into a “community glue”

May 19, 2010 – 11:04 am | 2 Comments

Pausing, I look up to see three warm-hearted women kneeling around a coffee table in front of me. Each gazes intently at a crystal in her hand. Each dangles her prism over the positive and …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#34 – Let’s Get Physical

May 19, 2010 – 10:11 am |

(While I raise my son and grow my good news website)
Today’s recommended music as you read this blog: Flashdance – What a Feeling (see below)

Aerobics. Not usually my cup of tea. Karate’s always …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#33 – Lessons from an Elder

May 18, 2010 – 6:56 pm | One Comment

(While I raise my son and grow my good news website)
Recommended music while you read this blog: Talk Talk: Life’s What You Make It [see below]
I got talking to an elderly lady today, and everything …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#32 – Love Sweet Love

May 17, 2010 – 10:00 am |

Love.  True love.  OK I admit it!  I’m a romantic, softy, idealist believer in this often talked about, often dreamed about, often sung about phenomena.  Today I spoke to my business coach about the grand …

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