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Good Issue 70 Sept/Oct 2020

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.

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@nikkibirrell @stuartjess @maori_mermaid Nikki Birrell Freelance writer Nikki has been in the publishing industry (for both magazines and travel guide books) for about 15 years. When she’s not writing she describes herself as fanatical about food and travel – the two combined are her “nirvana”. With the world as it is, she’s consoling herself with her own kitchen travels. Tuna tostadas have been doing some heavy lifting in this regard lately to help relive a recent trip to Mexico. Jess Stuart Jess’s book The Super Woman Survival Guide inspired Good’s focus on superpowers in this issue! You can read Jess’s insights about how to recognise and tap into your own unique superpowers on pages 28–33. As a coach, author and international speaker Jess empowers women to be their best. She has a passion for sharing her…

3 min
super you

I don’t know about you but often I forget that I’m actually pretty awesome. Just writing that makes me cringe because it seems immodest. Yet if I drill down to what my talents/superpowers are in terms of professional skills or values that drive me, it reminds me why I do what I do and what lights up my world. As life coach Jess Stuart writes in her book The Super Woman Survival Guide, “tapping into your own unique superpowers can lift you up as well as others”. She shares how as humans we are very good at focusing on our weaknesses, and often because we are naturally good at something we don’t think of it as a superpower because we assume everyone else must be good at it too! Every one of us…

3 min
your feedback

I received my copy and signed up at the Go Green Expo in Christchurch for the subscription. I’ve bought it in the past but since living overseas I forgot about Good! I like the recipe section and especially that some can easily be made vegan. The short articles with tips are excellent too. Right down to the paper the magazine is great – and it’s NZ-made. Jordi I absolutely adored issue 68. This has been a year of unexpected events, not least the lockdown. During Level 4, as I fretted about the future, I walked for hours on end around peaceful Akaroa Harbour. Each day the plentiful kerer? and kātare caught my attention. So when I came across the ‘Messages from the Birds’ feature I was filled with a sense of…

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good stuff

tradeaid.org.nz deadlyponies.com merchant1948.co.nz lalunarose.com silkandsteel.co.nz A stunning collab Christchurch-based Trade Aid product developer Emma Price has the coolest job and one of her latest projects to materialise is a range of handbags she helped design. The range features casually sophisticated soft leather handbags and wallets designed with the Kiwi consumer in mind. The project was a collaboration between Trade Aid and EMA (Equitable Marketing Association), an artisan co-operative based near Kolkata, India. Price spent months working alongside the leather artisans who work with EMA to create these styles. Careful consideration was given to detailing, practical usefulness and high-quality, sustainably sourced leather. Trade Aid obtains most of its leather from West Bengal, where the leather is renowned for its superior quality. The leather is purchased from well-known tanneries, who mainly specialise in the manufacture of eco-friendly leathers and…

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good times

Black Lover SEPT 3-13, AUCKLAND A gripping drama about war, politics and colonialism, and standing against injustice. atc.co.nz Vegan Night Mākete SEPT 26, CHRISTCHURCH Bring the community together by going to the Vegan Night Market veganchristchurch.org.nz Multicultural Festival OCT 10, TAURANGA A celebration of the many cultures in NZ with food, performances and more trmc.co.nz/festival.html Venus Rising SEPT 10-12, WELLINGTON Capture the essence of Venus with four programmes by RNZB. rnzb.org.nz/venusrising Rotorua Marathon SEPT 26, ROTORUA Pick your level: 5.5km, 10km, The Red Stag Timber Half Marathon, or the 42km full marathon. rotoruamarathon.co.nz First Light Wine & Food OCT 25, GISBORNE The region’s best wine and food at this Labour Weekend festival. firstlightwineandfood.co.nz NZ Mountain Film Festival SEPT 17, PALMERSTON NORTH Eight short mountain culture films to inform and entertain. mountainfilm.nz Marlborough Art & Wine Fair NOW-OCT 4, MARLBOROUGH Experience the collaboration of art and wine. marlboroughartandwinefair.co.nz The Food Show OCT 30-NOV 1, WELLINGTON An event for all the foodies to enjoy the best…

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life hacks facts

Let lemons do the hard work A natural disinfectant and stain remover because of their acidity, cleaning with lemons will leave your home with a pleasant scent. Squeeze the juice of a lemon onto a cutting board to bleach stains. Leave until the stains disappear, then rinse. For grout stains, make a paste from lemon juice and a teaspoon of cream of tartar, and apply to the area with a toothbrush. Rinse with water. And, if you put half a lemon in a bowl of water and microwave for 45 seconds, stains will be easier to clean and odours will be eliminated. Sustain by Christina Strutt Digital detox Find an hour each day where you force yourself to give up the screen. Start teaching yourself to ignore it when it beeps, buzzes or vibrates.…