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Expert encourages public to adopt permaculture approach to rivers in the Hutt

July 31, 2016 – 9:42 pm |

Expert urges new way to appreciate Hutt River
While many Lower Hutt residents love the Hutt River, they can take it for granted.
Next Monday an international expert will urge residents to look at Hutt River in …

Universities unite for fresh water management

February 24, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The University of Canterbury’s Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr and Lincoln University’s Acting Vice-Chancellor Dr John Hay have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding governing the next five years of operations of the Waterways Centre for …

Government boost to waterway restoration thanks to NZ’s first conservation crowdfunding website

February 9, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Waterway restoration in New Zealand will be boosted over the next three years with the announcement today of $180,000 in funding for the Million Metres Streams Project from the Department of Conservation.
 
The Community Conservation Partnership Fund will help speed …

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 …

River restoration projects in the Tasman region recognised at awards

December 12, 2013 – 7:33 pm |

Press Release: Tasman District Council
Two projects that Tasman District Council has been involved in won recognition at the inaugural NZ River Awards announced last week by the Morgan Foundation.

New Zealand River Story Award
The Sherry River …

Waitakere locals go ‘Up the Creek’ at film premiere

April 25, 2013 – 9:40 am |

MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Community Waitakare
Waitakere locals go ‘Up the Creek’ at film premiere
It was a popcorn and laughter-filled Friday night at the movies as actors and Waitakere locals ‘walked the red carpet’ for …

Positive call made for better balance between hydro-electricity and wild rivers in NZ

May 31, 2012 – 1:26 pm |
Positive call made for better balance between hydro-electricity and wild rivers in NZ

31 May 2012 – Wellington
Forest & Bird media release for immediate use
 
 
Protection call for non-renewable wild rivers welcomed
 
Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird praised the report on wild rivers and hydro-electricity released today by the …

Forest & Bird welcomes new report on rivers

December 6, 2011 – 2:31 pm |
Forest & Bird welcomes new report on rivers

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 – Wellington

Forest & Bird media release for immediate use

Forest & Bird welcomes new report on rivers

Forest & Bird today backed the New Zealand Conservation Authority’s recommendation that a single government …

Happyzine Announces the Launch of ‘Wild Energy’ the Green Energy Design Competition

October 18, 2010 – 7:58 pm | One Comment

Wild Energy – a green energy design competition intended to spark more creativity, fun and imagination amongst environmentalists – is open for entries.  The competition was developed in response to the challenge that New Zealand …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#179 – Whew! She is Launched.

October 18, 2010 – 5:00 pm |
365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#179 – Whew! She is Launched.

Mama mia!  Finally! She is here!  The grand launch of Wild Energy.  It’s been a big day.  Me, I’m feeling rather tired.  Pulling this all together took just a little longer than expected … ha …

Wild Sponsorship Requested for Wild Energy Competition

October 11, 2010 – 4:26 pm | One Comment

My name’s Charlotte Squire, I’m the wild founder of Happyzine and I would like to tell you something wonderful about Wild Energy.
A few years ago I heard about the tale of the Mokihinui River here …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#24 – The Mokihinui River

May 9, 2010 – 11:00 am |
365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#24 – The Mokihinui River

(While I raise my son and grow my good news website).
I’ve just been reading about the potential future of New Zealand’s pristine Mokihinui River and I think this issue actually illuminates some opportunities.  But first, …

Protecting O Tu Wharekai for everyone, for ever – mars2earth

November 7, 2009 – 2:47 pm |
Protecting O Tu Wharekai for everyone, for ever – mars2earth

Upper Rangitata Photo PeterBray panoramio.com
It’s great that the public get a say on the future of our rivers, waterways and wetlands – like in this example from The Timaru Hearld
“The public is set to get their say …

Precious Water – Opportunity to Step Up For One of New Zealand’s Greatest Treasures

November 6, 2009 – 2:44 pm |
Precious Water – Opportunity to Step Up For One of New Zealand’s Greatest Treasures

November 6th, 2009

Photo: Mohikinui River, by Craig Potton
Apparently we live in a nation of number eight wire type people, where innovative ideas are steaming away in the privacy of countless minds, and any thing’s possible. …

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