Organic NZ

September - October 2021

Organic NZ is filled with info to live a healthier lifestyle - for you and the planet! Published by the Soil & Health Association of New Zealand, working since 1941 for sustainable organic agricultural and good health. Topics range from home garden to large-scale success stories; eco-building; urban organics; genetic engineering & chemical issues; food matters & natural health.

New Zealand
Soil & Health Association of NZ Inc
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2 Min
take heart and give thanks

Welcome to our new-look magazine! We hope you like the fresh new design and find it a pleasure to read. A big thanks to Sally Travis, our designer, for all her work on the gorgeous new look, and to Pete Huggins, our general manager, for his drive and energy for this project. Organic NZ is thrilled to be involved with Organic Week Aotearoa 2021 in September – in particular with the Organic NZ Awards. Read more on page 14, and do join in the celebrations! At the time of writing this, another report was released by the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change – with an even more urgent call to action to reduce greenhouse gases. If the words don’t catch our attention, the extreme weather events like floods, storms, heatwaves and raging…

4 Min

Weed control help please! I’m a great fan of reducing the use of glyphosate. However I’d like a practical solution to weed control on our driveway. While we spend a considerable amount of time trying to control organic debris on the driveway, it is impossible to keep entirely clear, thanks to rabbits, kikuyu and couch grass, and a plethora of deciduous trees. We mow the middle strip but need to keep the sides under control, and while I do weed it, this is undermining the structure of the drive. Our driveway is in two parts: 125 metres of compressed shellrock which grinds down over time, and 150 metres of shellrock which at one stage had an asphalt surface but which is now substantially broken down. At the present time I am weeding the…

1 Min
free honey bundle with subscription

Organic NZ is the leading organics and sustainable living magazine packed with inspiration and information on healthy organic living. Subscribers receive 6 issues delivered to their door each year. Choose from 12-month ($55) or 24-month ($100) subscriptions or share the love with a gift subscription. Subscribe now on our website organicnz.org.nz Organic NZ has teamed up with our premium organic honey-producing friends at TranzAlpine Honey to offer our new subscribers 1 FREE month as part of a family health subscription bundle. Supercharge your family's health with an organic honey pack that will care for your family all year round. Enjoy a delicious native honey bundle of Organic Rata, Kanuka and NZ Bush Honey with free delivery nationwide. Meet your bees by tracking your honey jar on the TranzAlpine website and find out…

2 Min
win this issue!

Solomons Gold mixed chocolate box Subscribe to Organic NZ by 30 September to go in the draw to win one of four mixed boxes of Solomons Gold organic chocolate! All current subscribers are automatically entered. Solomons Gold’s Classic Collection contains 12 of their handcrafted dark chocolate bars. Vegan and non-GMO, the collection includes orange, caramel, berry, and mint flavours, as well as two Smooth Dark bars and two Dark Nib bars, with 75% cacao. Founded in 2006, Solomons Gold works with cacao farmers in the Solomon Islands to create single-origin organic chocolate, which is handcrafted in small batches in Mount Maunganui. The company is in the process of becoming certified organic by BioGro. solomonsgold.co.nz Zurma’s Bio Whenua skincare set Be in to win a high-quality skincare set from Zurma’s Bio Whenua skincare, valued at $300!…

2 Min
latest reads

Soil The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy Matthew Evans Murdoch Books, 2021, $36.99 The most mind-blowing book about soil you’ll read this year! Australian chef and restaurant critic turned farmer, Matthew Evans, follows his nose, tastebuds and curiosity to find out how food is produced and grown, and discovers the amazingly complex ecosystem that is soil. He conveys a mass of fascinating information with chatty, infectious enthusiasm. Who knew that soil bacteria have a role in forming rain, for example? If we carry on unsustainable farming practices, we could lose our arable topsoil in 60 years. Instead we must feed and nourish the soil, says Evans, using the many sustainable practices he outlines, including organics, biodynamics, permaculture, regenerative agriculture, composting, biochar, carbon sequestration in the soil, eating locally and…

2 Min
things we like

Waihi Bush Coconut Oil One of our team recently tried the new Waihi Bush Coconut Oil. This cold-pressed, unrefined, extra-virgin coconut oil has been wild harvested and packed by hand on the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea, and certified organic by BioGro. Our sampler tried it straight from the jar, pronouncing it “delicious, with a silky delicate coconut taste.” She also cooked a vegetable omelette with it, since coconut oil cooks at a high temperature without losing any of its many nutrients. “That was delicious too. Nice product. Gets the big yummy tick from me!” waihibush.co.nz Goodbye Ouch Vanilla Balm Goodbye – creators of the bug repellent range Goodbye Sandfly and first aid range Goodbye Ouch – have released a new Vanilla Balm with Heilala Vanilla. The vanilla infusion in the balm…