Transition Towns in the NZ Media

This is a place to record the date and media name whenever NZ Transition Towns receives public attention. The majority of content here will reference New Zealand media events, but at the end there is a section for recording significant media events from elsewhere.

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16 Feb 2009 - The Herald

Eloise Gibson reports on Naresh Giangrande and Sophy Banks visit to Aotearoa.  Naresh and Sophy were here to run a 4 day "train the trainers" workshop.

21 Aug 2008 - Waiheke Gulf News

Richard Lee presents ideas from David Blume's book: Alcohol: It can be a Gas!

17 Aug 2008 - Santa Cruz

Jeff Griggs reports on NZ's uptake of TT

14 Aug 2008 - Christchurch, NorWest News

An article about the newly set up Transition Initiative St Albans

5 Aug 2008 - Central Hawke's Bay Mail, & 6 Aug - Hastings Mail

Article about Survival Hawke's Bay - new initiative & website by Transition Hawke's Bay

29 July 2008 - Central Hawke's Bay Mail

Article about TTs and setting up an initiative in Waipawa.

9 July 2008 - Napier Courier

Article about e$ set up by Transition Hawke's Bay and upcoming workshop on the community exchange and how to join. Plus a great photo of Duncan Kinnear the administrator sitting in the chook pen surrounded by chooks with a laptop on his knee!

6 July Radio NZ broadcast

Transition Towns references begin at around 2/3 into this piece which focuses on Northland and an event in Kerikeri (see July 3rd The Bay Chronicle)

3 July 2008 - The Bay Chronicle

The Bay of Islands transition towns initiative got off to a roaring start last week with about 110 people packing the Wharepuke hall.

2 July 2008 - The Nelson Mail

Nelson is enhancing its reputation as a city with green-minded residents, after being named New Zealand's fifth Transition Town.

A move to establish the Bay of Islands as a group of ‘Transition Towns’ is gathering momentum.

17 Jun 2008 - Aucklander, New Zealand

Neighbours in several Auckland suburbs dream of living in greener, friendlier communities.

May 2008 - Hawke's Bay Country Scene

Article about e$ local currency set up by Transition Hawke's Bay

15 April 2008 - Waikato Times

James Samuel wants to see New Zealanders get off their couches, into their garden, and get some dirt under their fingernails.

10 April - National Radio

Rob Hopkins was interviewed on National Radio.

31 January 2008 - Waiheke Gulf News

Front cover announcement of Waiheke being the first NZ Transition initiative to formally adopt the Transition model as outlined by the UK network. The entire Editorial celebrated Waiheke's embrace of Transition Towns. And a two page feature described it in detail.
December 2007 - Hawke's Bay Country Scene
Article about TT internationally, nationally and Hawke's Bay - Jo Duff's talks and presentations.
13 September 2007 - The Hastings Leader
Article about Jo Duff's talk 'Transition Towns - Planning for a Low Energy Future'.

From elsewhere

Here is a sampling of overseas TT news from the month of August, 2008