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Good issue 66 2018

Good is the magazine for people who think and care about the everyday choices they make. Good is filled with inspirational stories, world-changing ideas and practical, down-to-earth advice on what to eat, grow, wear and more. Good is all about making better choices for your home, health, family and the community around you. It celebrates handcrafted, natural and simple pleasures and helps you to reconnect with things that really matter.

New Zealand
Image Centre Publishing Limited
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min

@_elinmatilda @andrewcoffeyphotos @emilyjanebell91 Emily Bell Hailing from the UK, Emily has worked in publishing since leaving university. When she’s not scribbling or tapping away at her desk during the week, she’s jet-setting, café-hopping or exploring corners of New Zealand. Emily also loves to read, hike and is currently looking to learn how to compost. Elin Matilda Andersson Elin Matilda Andersson is a freelance illustrator who loves distilling information and ideas into illustrations that are both meaningful and filled with her signature playfulness. Originally from Sweden, she can nowadays be found in her bush-encapsulated studio on the NSW South Coast, Australia, assisted by her loyal assistant ‘Party the Poodle’. Andrew Coffey Andrew picked up an old camera of his grandmother’s when he was nine – a beautiful Nikkormat FTN – and wanted it “so much”. She gave him a…

2 min
plastic in paradise

On a recent visit to Fiji I marvelled at the crystal-clear water while snorkelling, and the beautiful beaches. So it was a bit of a shock when I ventured further around one bay after high tide. It started with one washed-up plastic bottle. Being a tidy Kiwi I picked it up, and then the volume increased until I could no longer carry all the bottles in my arms. I had two sarongs in my daypack that I fashioned into carry sacks and piled the plastic debris into these, and over the next hour I lugged four loads collected from a 400-metre strip of beach up onto higher ground and then called the resort reception for help. My haul included multiple deodorant spray cans, toothbrushes, asthma inhalers and even a wheel…

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your feedback

Selling up all of our possessions and living in the USA for a number of years was a big change for our whole family. I grew to love the minimalist lifestyle of less possessions and clutter and decided to keep up that lifestyle on return to New Zealand. I had cancelled all of my magazine subscriptions before we left and did not intend to renew them on our return. When we came back, I happened to pick up the latest Good magazine while standing in line at the supermarket and realised I couldn’t do without the informative articles. It is important for me to keep myself and my family naturally healthy and happy and your magazine informs me of all the latest knowledge and products that are available. I even…

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How to Discover the simple pleasures of macrame. Learn how to make this beauty in seven easy steps. Drinks This Plant-Powered Green Smoothie is thirst-quenching as well as a great way to inject more greens into your day. Beauty Clean Beauty Collective’s Fleur Insley tells us about her beauty business focusing on no nasties. Zero-waste When packing your picnic hamper, take note of these handy tips for making your next picnic zero-waste. Digital subscriptions Get four issues of Good to read on your computer, tablet or mobile for $15. Subscribe at icgmedia.co.nz/product/good Five things to know Learn about five sanctuaries in New Zealand where you can explore, and see native birds. DIY Follow Alembics’ guide to making your own green citrus eau de cologne to use as a natural cologne or room spray. Digital advertising To discuss how Good can work for you and your…

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good stuff

loclaire.com Ode to the ocean Loclaire’s ‘Reefs’ shirt, $429, is made from a dreamy organic cotton and silk hemp blend in the colour of ‘sea’. The cuffs can be unfolded and worn long. Loclaire’s mission is to educate and inspire through clothes; to encourage living in a more conscious way, with the least impact on people and the planet. Each piece is made to evolve alongside you as a lifelong friend. meadowlark.co.nz Halcyon days Meadowlark’s Claire and Greg Hammon have focused on the idea of classics for their Halcyon collection, like these stunning freshwater pearl earrings. All pieces (released November) are made in Meadowlark’s New Zealand workshop. Pearls are sourced from environmentally responsible farms. The sapphires in the collection are traceable from mine to market, and reclaimed white diamonds are a stone option. For modern mermaids Jasmin…

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good times

Bill Hammond NOW – 19 JANUARY 2020, CHRISTCHURCH More than 40 pieces by the renowned Canterbury artist. christchurchartgallery.org.nz World Of WearableArt 26 SEPTEMBER-13 OCTOBER, WELLINGTON The famed design competition is set to wow. worldofwearableart.com Chocolate & Coffee Show 5-6 OCTOBER, AUCKLAND This year wine and cheese are also in the line-up. chocolatecoffeeshow.co.nz Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival 4-20 OCTOBER, GISBORNE An artistic mix of paid and free events. tetairawhitiartsfestival.org Pedal4Prostrate 13 OCTOBER, HAMPTON DOWNS Open to teams of 2-4 riders to support the Prostrate Cancer Foundation. pedal4prostrate.org.nz Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival 15-28 OCTOBER, NAPIER Artistic masterpieces alongside good food. hbaf.co.nz Nelson Arts Festival 15-28 OCTOBER, NELSON A mix of theatre, dance, circus, visual arts and music including The Topp Twins. itson.co.nz Carnival of Lights 25-28 OCTOBER, WELLINGTON Transforming Riddiford Gardens into a spectacular experience. highlight.org.nz KOAST 26-28 OCTOBER, KERIKERI The Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail features more than 60 artists. koast.org.nz Waiheke Walking Festival 15-24 NOVEMBER, WAIHEKE ISLAND Hikes across…