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Worldwide, communities and initiatives spring up who transition to a culture of strong sustainability and harmony with the natural world. What is it that makes them tick?
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AskShareGive

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Recently a new website AskShareGive was launched in New Zealand. AskShareGive is a not-for-profit website that allows people to share their time, skills, transport and old or unwanted goods. The website is the brain child of an Auckland business man who runs a software company. He felt inspired by the ideology of a gift economy – where goods and services flow through a community through sharing and without money changing hands. He felt that as a rule our homes are cluttered with an abundance of things and stuff and we have this trend of continuing to buy more rather than spread what we have amongst each other.

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When A City Falls

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Bill Demeter talks with Gerard Smyth, the director of the documentary "When a City Falls". This outstanding film is a must for anyone who has experienced the last few years in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Anew NZ

A long term collaborative project, the “NZ Progress and Wellbeing Progamme”, (which was previously called "What Matters Most to New Zealanders") involves significant community engagement in the development of a national vision(s) and a set of wellbeing and sustainability indicators to measure progress on these visions.

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New Zealand’s largest solar subdivision to be built in Canterbury

New Zealand’s largest solar subdivision to be built in Canterbury | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
New Zealand’s largest solar subdivision is on its way to Canterbury, supplying home owners with about a quarter of a typical home’s energy needs.

Maxim Projects Ltd, one of Canterbury’s developers leading the rebuilding of Christchurch, today announced a new partnership with Meridian Energy and SolarCity to build New Zealand’s largest subdivision utilising solar energy.

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“Dynamic Governance” - Sociocracy training with John Buck

“Dynamic Governance” - Sociocracy training with John Buck | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Friday - Sunday, 9th - 11th March 2012
Riverside Community, Inland Moutere Highway, Motueka

 

“Dynamic Governance” - 3 day workshop with John Buck
Friday - Sunday, 9th-11th March 2012, in Motueka, New Zealand

 

This program is the opportunity for you to come and meet with a world-class expert in Dynamic Governance, John Buck. You will learn about the method and how to implement it in your business, organisation & community.

 

Dynamic Governance is an organizational method that:
♦ Kindles creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit,
♦ Maximizes effectiveness and reduces tensions around power,
♦ Decreases the number of meetings and heightens productivity,
♦ Develops group ingenuity for problem solving and streamlines deceision-making,
♦ Engages & empowers both paid staff and volunteers.

 

Info & Registration:
Email: OM@orcon.net.nz
Phone: + 64 03 525 7888
Mobile: +64 27 494 3188

 

Registrations close on 24/02/2012

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Will New Zealand be the first developed country to evolve a steady-state economy?

Will New Zealand be the first developed country to evolve a steady-state economy? | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

New Zealand will inevitably make a transition to a steady-state economy. The onset of energy descent — having less and less energy to use with each passing decade — will push it to do so sooner rather than later. The critical question is whether the transition to a steady-state economy will be by design or disaster.

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deirdrekent's comment, January 15, 2012 11:40 AM
Nice one Jack. This can only happen if there are good policies at local and national government level. We need monetary reform along biomimicry lines and tax reform to untax labour and tax resource use including land.
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How resilient are we? A New Zealand immigrant’s perspective

When the time came to pull up stakes, our desire to pursue self-sufficiency meant that a destination with a temperate climate and reliable rainfall was a prerequisite. A job opportunity came, we did our research, weighed the pros and cons, and trusted intuition that this place offered better-than-average odds of weathering the gamut of changes that seemed to be imminent.

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Organic Delivery | Local Food | Ethical Food | Fruit Box | New Zealand

Organic Delivery | Local Food | Ethical Food | Fruit Box | New Zealand | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Ooooby – Have fresh, locally grown fruit and veg delivered to your doorstep each week.
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Kiwis Can Do

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Kiwis aren't just talking about a better world, we're building it. This website lists projects all around New Zealand / Aotearoa that are already building resilience in local communities.

Do you know of a local success story that you would like to showcase here?

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vox pop In transition 2.0 screening preview, LYTTELTON

vox pop In transition 2.0 screening preview, LYTTELTON (New Zealand)...
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The Ooooby Local Economic Model

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Ooooby began in December 2008 on Waiheke Island, Auckland, as an online social network of food gardeners. An evolving project, it now also facilitates the distribution of locally grown food. Ooooby has (in May 2011) 3,600 members, 10,000 monthly visitors, 50 local suppliers and 150 weekly customers. Each month an Oooobyversity evening is hosted in Grey Lynn, Auckland, to share knowledge about food-growing and ways to enhance local production.

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Strong Sustainability

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In order to achieve sustainability, we need scenarios of where we want to go: not only warnings and plans, but also reports as if we'd already made the transition. Who would have suspected they'd come from the south Pacific?

 

New Zealand, apart from supplying the setting for The Lord of the Rings, is a good place to think about sustainability. A small nation, it is relatively free from imperial delusions. Surrounded by water, it's heavily dependent on foreign trade, exporting (for example) dairy products, meat, wool, and wood. Foreign trade would be adversely affected by a sharp rise in the price of oil. One analyst who takes account of the global peak of oil production, argues that New Zealand may be one of the first countries to achieve sustainability, driven in part by need.

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A Helping Hand: Transforming Conflict to Connection

'A Helping Hand: Transforming Conflict to Connection'
A Dynamic Mediation Training based on the principles of Nonviolent Communication* - for Home to Boardroom, Classroom to Courtroom
A 5 Day Mediation Training with Liv Larsson & Kay Rung, Mediation Trainers, Sweden
9am-5pm, Monday, March 26th – Friday, March 30th 2012
Bella Rakha Retreat Centre, 581 West Coast Rd, Oratia, AUCKLAND, New Zealand

 

Everyone mediates sometime, although we may not think of it as mediation. However, if you ever spend time with children, friends, or working groups, you have likely mediated in one way or another. This workshop will provide you with skills to create empathic connection between conflicting parties resulting in mutually satisfying resolutions.

 

* Nonviolent Communication is a communication methodology developed by Marshall Rosenberg PhD, in the mid-1960s. See www.cnvc.org

 

For further information contact:

Phil Toms T: + 64 9 276 6338, 027 619 2574, E: nvcnz@me.com or
Scott Mieras T: + 64 3 525 7888, 027 494 3188, E: OM@orcon.net.nz

To order a copy of Liv Larsson’s book, 'A Helping Hand', contact:
Scott Mieras Tel: +64 3 525 7888, +64 27 494 3188, Email: OM@orcon.net.nz

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Liv Larsson | NVC Aotearoa NZ

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- Relationships – Freedom without Distance, Connection without Control - 23-25 Mar 2012
- A Helping Hand - Transforming Conflict to Connection - 26-30 Mar 2012

 

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In Transition 2.0 - Trailer | Transition Towns New Zealand Aotearoa

If this trailer is indicative of the film, it looks to be an inspiring one!

What a delight to see so many images from Lyttelton woven through it.

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lyttel town

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We are a writer's cooperative. We write about Lyttelton and the people who live here. Here we track projects, share skills and ideas, inspire grassroots leadership and document what relocalisation looks like. Join the conversations and be part of co-creating our community . Welcome.

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Mimic This! Otaki New Zealand -- Great Exemplar of "Think Local" - TRANSITION IN ACTION SOCIAL NETWORK

Mimic This! Otaki New Zealand -- Great Exemplar of "Think Local" - TRANSITION IN ACTION SOCIAL NETWORK | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
  Transition Otaki Transition Otaki Newsletter supplement 25 October 2011   Show and Tell for Bicycles  Saturday 12 November 1 PM at Otaki Railway…...
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New Brighton Project

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The Mission Statement of the New Brighton Project is "To foster New Brighton as an inclusive, healthy, stimulating and co-operative community." What We Do: We run events in New Brighton: the monthly Festival Market in the Mall, on the first Saturday of the month; the annual Christmas parade, Puppet Festival and International Festival. We run weekly groups: Pirates pre-school music group and The Golden Oldies Movies Club. We also run numerous one-off events, such as clothes swaps, film evenings, talks and community discussions. We try to make it easy for the community to network and share ideas by producing the fortnightly email newsletter and The Wave- a monthly printed edition newsletter. The New Brighton Project is like a tree, with many offshoots. The local gardens, museum, art gallery and craft co-op have begun as part of the NBP. We offer help with the development and publicity of other community organisations in the area and regard networking and liason work as an important part of our role.

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