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Good Issue 76 Sept/Oct 2021

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

sarahcatherall.co.nz Sarah Catherall Sarah is a journalist and writer living in Wellington. She has always loved running to keep fit, fuelling herself with healthy food and lots of fun and laughter. As the mother of three daughters aged 21, 18 and 15, she’s concerned about the pressures on young women to look perfect – fuelled by social media – and so she’s passionate about initiatives like the eating disorders project she wrote about for Good in issue 75. Read her story about the Good Books shop on page 68. @myindiankitchenbyashia Ashia Ismail-Singer The author of two cookbooks, Ashia is an avid foodie with a passion for combining East and West in the way she cooks. Of Indian heritage but having lived in Africa and the UK, Ashia draws inspiration from her travels in her cooking.…

2 min
time to put a spring in your step

Recently I boarded a ferry to Waiheke Island for a mini overnight retreat with Terra & Tide, and boy, did I need some time out for ‘me’. Stepping off the boat exhausted and bleary-eyed, I worried I wouldn’t live up to the wellbeing values my host might expect given my job description. Then I remembered that this was supposed to be about me and that no one is there to judge. We can be our own worst critics! Over the years I’ve worked out that booking yourself onto a retreat – whether it’s a multi-day retreat, or an overnighter – can provide a much-needed recharge. A 4-night retreat in Niue with Wellness Retreats NZ a few years ago was a transformative experience. Four days of nourishing food, connecting with like-minded people, morning yoga…

3 min
your feedback

I was truly inspired to read the article about Karen Walker (issue 75) as she is doing great things in the sustainability space with her fashion label. It’s interesting that she is a vegetarian, just like me (as I’ve been all my life). And good on Karen for embracing grey, to say it’s okay. Finally, thank you for the Good Thought – it will go on my bedroom door. Audrey Shepherd Our Pākehā whānau is on a journey to learn more about Te Ao Maori and are actively trying to use more te reo in our everyday conversations and understand tikanga in our everyday practices. I really enjoyed reading Ko tera a Matariki ka rewa i te pae and it inspired our whānau to all make resolutions for Te Tau Hou…

7 min
good stuff

Surf style Wellington eco surf label Gemma Lee’s cheeky new collection “Sandy Cheeks” is out in time for spring so that ocean-lovers can begin to water-play without feeling the cold. The bold, bright and playful print and fresh colours of citrus lime to corals are inspired by a blooming underwater garden. And each swimsuit and wetsuit is ethically made from eco-conscious materials. gemmaleeland.com Taste of the Pacific Delicious Island Style Peanut Butter is the result of a happy accident when peanut butter-loving Kiwis Heather and Gary Pickering couldn’t find a decent peanut butter while holidaying in Fiji. They picked up some peanuts from a roadside vendor and made their own peanut butter using readily available coconut and it was so yum they continued to make it this way back home. Now you can…

21 min
chelsea winter shining bright

Chelsea Winter hasn’t done a major media interview in a year and that’s been a conscious choice for the best-selling cookbook author, who won the hearts of New Zealanders when she won Masterchef in 2012. Two years ago, Winter, 37, became mum to her son Sky. That was a catalyst for some big lifestyle changes for both herself and her partner Douglas Renall, including the adoption of a plant-based diet and taking time out for her family and mental health. Today, Winter is positively radiant with wellbeing and admits she’s never felt better – mentally, spiritually and physically. Her journey to wellness began before Sky was conceived, when she was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome and told there wasn’t a cure. “I went on the pill as a teenager because of my skin and…

9 min
the girl with the golden heart

It’s not often you come across a 12-year-old with maturity and wisdom that surpasses that of most adults. It’s the silver lining that has come from a truly traumatic, life-changing moment. It happened in a split second. Five years ago, Harper Heta, then a 7-year-old girl from Te Aupōuri, the second-northernmost Māori iwi (tribe) north of Kaitaia, was showing her aunty a gymnastic move when things ended badly. Using the stairs to get momentum for a back bend, she fell awkwardly and something felt off. She got herself off the ground and lay down on the couch. But when she tried to get up a few minutes later for a drink of water, she couldn’t get up. She lay there for a while, and when her Nana came home half an…