Lauren Tennent – peoples in prison

 

Lauren

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

Cenna-photo21-350x350

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”

celia and abbie picture

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

WWF

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

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=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

Space Between Image

 

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/

The Sew Good Cooperative Mums – a common unity

SewGood_CUP_20141128_6040These are the Mum’s from The The Common Unity Project Aotearoa Sew Good Cooperative at Epuni School in Lower Hutt. Of all the stories B-Side Stories has done, this one is possibly the most powerful, Why? Because their story is a community led response to the economic and social pressures facing a huge percentage of our country. These women are doing it for themselves.

After founder Julia Milne has taken a few awards this year as the Overall Winner at the Wellington Airport Community Awards and the Sustainable Champion at the NZI Sustainable Business Awards for her work and vision on the project, we thought we’d go and have a chat with the Mums to see what the best things about the year were for them…..and it wasn’t what we thought.

If you think these women were doing an awesome thing please vote here as they are in the running for a grant that will really help their Koha Kitchen come to life.Closes Dec 11 so please do it today. It takes two clicks.

http://mcfgrantsvoting.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmcfgrantsvoting.com.au%2F%23nz-tab%3Acommon-unity-koha-kitchen.

Thanks to Virginia Woods-Jack ….Photographer

 

Oliver Vetter – love your coast

Oliver_Sus_Coast_lines

Sustainable Coastlines have had a massive impact on New Zealand beaches by educating nearly 110 000 of us about caring for our coasts, as well us getting 35 000 of us to pick up over 1,000,000 million litres of rubbish. Now Welly has our own Sustainable Coastlines representative, a big welcome to Oliver Vetter, who is already very busy leading the Love your Coast campaign through schools, a harbour dive clean up this Saturday and a beach clean up at Makara next Saturday.

In this interview Oliver shares his take on why we have so much rubbish on our beaches, how you can start your own beach clean up through Sustainable Coastlines and even though he has alot of dirty work to do,why  he loves his job.

https://www.facebook.com/loveyourcoast

http://www.loveyourcoast.org/Events/cleanup/2587

Silvia Zuur – on learning and leading

Silvia Zuur 2.jpg crop 1

Silvia Zuur is one of those Wellington women we’re sure to be seeing a lot more of, as she already has quite a few nominations under her belt including being a finalist in the Women of Influence Awards 2013. As a board member of Enspiral, she is passionate about supporting other social entrepreneurs to get social enterprises off the ground. And this is all on top of being the founder and CEO of her own social enterprise, Chalkle, an online community platform that connects people that have things to teach with people who want to learn.

In this interview we find out what motivates this young woman in her relentless quest for learning new things, and her passion of wanting us to learn too. We also get a few tips on keeping chickens.

PS. listeners there is an awesome song by “the Clean” in the middle of this interview that you can fast forward if you are time poor, but if you are not, please take some time to enjoy.

http://chalkle.com/learn

http://www.enspiral.com/

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/20151351/nicanor-perlas,-solidarity-economics