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Good Issue 59 March/April 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.

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the good in ceres organics

When we were deciding on a partner for the first Good People Awards, Ceres Organics was one of the first to spring to mind. We’ve been working with them since 2011 but they have been around a lot longer (since the 1980s!), doing a lot of good in New Zealand and across the globe. The birth of Ceres Organics can’t be pinned down as an exact moment. In an organic nutshell, its original founder Juliet setting up an organic food stall at a school fair, its director Noel throwing himself into a life-changing book. And its matriarch Rodnie bringing everyone together. These three trailblazers opened New Zealand’s first organic store, which eventually lead to Ceres Organics as you see it today: a company fuelled by a social mission for more than…

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@belleandsage @teniellegillieshair @eleanorozich Emma Peters Good’s cover make-up artist and beauty columnist Emma Peters’ passion for transforming people with make-up goes back to her childhood in the 1980s, after being inspired watching music videos. Now, after a long career in film, TV, fashion and media, Emma runs online conscious beauty store Belle & Sage, selling high-end natural and organic make-up and beauty products. In 2018, Emma predicts a big beauty trend will be beauty supplements to help skin glow. Eleanor Ozich Eleanor Ozich is a best-selling author, photographer and mother. Since starting a blog four years ago she has built a following of loyal readers, who look forward to her daily musings, recipes and ideas for a life less complicated. A self-taught cook, Eleanor grew up around her parents’ restaurant in Auckland. She has published two…

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timely reminders

I don’t know about you but it’s about this time of year when I feel the pressure dial of life turning up. When I shared this with a friend they told me about Kelly McGonigal’s TED Talk ‘How to make stress your friend’. McGonigal tells us how stress is not all bad, in fact it can actually be good for us – it’s our attitude to it that can make a difference. Studies show that when you change your mind about stress, you can alter your body’s response to it. This has turned my thinking around and I definitely feel better for it. To find out more about this see Natalie Cyra’s story ‘The Other Side of Stress’ on page 28. Of course if you’re already frazzled it is important to…

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your feedback

@goodmagazinenz good.net.nz goodmag I’m going into my third year of an annual subscription to Good and I felt the need to pass on my thanks for how you make me feel. My magazine is literally a “pick me up” and I pick it up every so often and read a couple more pages to make it last until the next issue. There is always something that confirms I am on the right track, then inspires me to go on and try something different. On lacklustre days there will be some kind of motivation to remind me what simple pleasures are around me in nature and to appreciate every moment. Much appreciated. Heather Parnell After flicking through a glossy women’s mag filled with cosmetic and fashion ads, it was so refreshing to pick up the…

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good times

Events and festivals set to make autumn awesome. WOMAD MARCH 16-18, NEW PLYMOUTH Enjoy artists from across the world over three days of music, arts and dance. womad.co.nz Auckland Arts Festival MARCH 8-25, AUCKLAND New music, events and locations for New Zealand’s biggest annual arts party. aucklandfestival.co.nz CubaDupa MARCH 24-25, WELLINGTON Samba sounds, brass beats, street opera and dance workshops. cubadupa.co.nz The Big Hoot MARCH 3 – MAY 13, AUCKLAND 47 bespoke owl sculptures raise funds for Child Cancer Foundation. thebighoot.co.nz New Zealand Festival FEBRUARY 23 – MARCH 18, WELLINGTON Our largest celebration of cutting-edge culture. The 2018 theme is journeys. festival.co.nz New Zealand Coffee Festival MARCH 24, AUCKLAND Get your fix at this event paying homage to our vibrant coffee scene. nzcoffeefestival.co.nz Homegrown APRIL 7, WELLINGTON Another stellar Kiwi line-up following 2017’s record sell-out. homegrown.net.nz Arrowtown Autumn Festival APRIL 19-25, ARROWTOWN Explore this picturesque town…

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good stuff

WATCH THIS livingforchangefilm.com Change makers Inspiring documentary Living For Change brings a message of hope when it premieres on March 1. Local filmmakers Antoinette Wilson and Jordan Osmond take a sobering look at what’s happening to our planet but they have also found and filmed couples, families and individuals around New Zealand who are creating positive change. These include former financial trader Andrew Martin who has a thriving permaculture property in the Bay of Plenty that attracts interest and visitors from around the world; Robert and Robyn Guyton who have created a huge, luscious forest-garden in Riverton; and Frank van Steensel and Josje Neerincx who have developed a piece of patchy land into an eco-farm in the Wairarapa that provides weekly bags of organic fruit and vegetables for 150 people. Wilson says she wants…