Lauren Tennent – peoples in prison

 

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Lauren Tennent goes to work at Peoples Coffee and she also goes regularly to prison, as it is part of her job to teach women inmates at Arohata how to make good coffee. In this interview  find out why this young lady loves this part of her job and the reason  why Peoples Coffee want to be aligned with a prison.

http://peoplescoffee.co.nz/

Cenna Lloyd – welly’s bee buzz

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Does it feel like every second person you know is now keeping a hive?  Cenna Lloyd is beekeeper for her own business Local Flavour Honey and also helps everyone else to keep their bees too. So why is Wellington becoming a mecca for bees, and why would urban honey be better?

http://www.localflavour.co.nz/

Celia Painter and Abbie Krieble, authors of “When Life Gives you Lemons”

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Celia Painter and Abbie Krieble are teenagers who have written an illustrated book titled “When Life Gives you Lemons” that aims to help young people suffering from depression. Their idea was to offer a book with advice for young people, that was created by young people. To see their book visit: http://createbooks.co.nz/product/when-life-gives-you-lemons/

Celia and Abbie spoke with Ali on 2 Feb 2016 about creating the book and overcoming their own struggles with depression.

 

Innovation for Conservation

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In this interview we chat with the Kiwi innovators behind a wasp-killing bait, an Iwi-led restoration project from Tolaga Bay and a new-generation native lizard monitoring system from Wellington based EcoGecko Consultants Ltd. They have each been awarded $25,000 from a WWF New Zealand grant to recognize their contribution to innovation in conservation.

The awards, now in their second year are a celebration of Kiwi innovators whose ideas look set to make a real difference in the fight to protect our special places and wildlife.

 

http://www.wwf.org.nz/what_we_do/community_funding/innovation/

http://gisborneherald.co.nz/localnews/2003261-135/award-for-iwi-led-tolaga-project

https://www.facebook.com/EcoGecko-Consultants-Ltd-341875135846155/?fref=ts

Mark Potter – Berhampore Schools 100 years of inclusion culture

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Principal, Mark Potter has a lot to celebrate with the Berhampore School Centenary on the calendar next month. Although the school has experienced many changes over it’s 100 years , it seems to sustain an inclusive culture for all abilities, is one of the most culturally diverse schools in the region and has a healthy allocation of refugee families. Yet the kids are known for being “happy” and the school seems to form the heart of the Berhampore community.

https://www.facebook.com/berhamporeschoolcentenary?pnref=storyhttp://berhampore.school.nz/

Mark Potter – Berhampore school’s 100 years of diversity.

Mark Potter 2015-09-21 14.13.08 (2)

Principal, Mark Potter has a lot to celebrate with the Berhampore School Centenary on the calendar next month. Although the school has experienced many changes over it’s 100 years , it seems to sustain an inclusive culture for all abilities, is one of the most culturally diverse schools in the region and has a healthy allocation of refugee families. Yet the kids are known for being “happy” and the school seems to form the heart of the Berhampore community.

https://www.facebook.com/berhamporeschoolcentenary?pnref=story

http://berhampore.school.nz/

Jennifer Whitty – the space between

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The first time I heard that Massey lecturers Jenn Whitty and Holly McQuillan were creating a fashion range made of up-cycled New Zealand Post corporate uniform waste, I thought they had they had a huge job in front of them, but it seems they are up to so much more than that.
In this interview lecturer and designer Jenn Whitty talks about the label and concept for Space Between. ” We don’t have a waste problem, we have a design problem.”

Although Space Between are not showing, NZ Eco Fashion Week is kicking off it’s third year this week, so demand is certainly rising for less harmful but just as stylish fashion options.

http://spacebetween.ac.nz/

For more fashion that considers it’s environmental impact  http://www.ecofashionweek.nz/