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Issue 65 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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building lightbulb moments

Don’t know about you, but when I have a lightbulb moment, i.e, when a new idea strikes or something puzzling suddenly becomes clear, feelings of excitement or creativity or the satisfaction of those ‘aha’ moments wash across my consciousness. More often than not these moments occur when I’m having a shower or, as writer Naomi Bulger describes in her story on page 28, “elbows deep in a repetitive painting project or digging in the garden”. Bulger’s feature, ‘White Space’, examines why, when it comes to creative ideas, the brain needs to stop in order to spark. Which is often why we think of our best ideas when our minds begin to drift. Bulger has some great tips and exercises for creating what she calls ‘white space’, necessary, she says, “because never in…

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mindful media

MADE IN NZ The Legend of Baron T’oa Throughout May 2019, director Kiel McNaughton was shooting New Zealand action film The Legend of Baron T’oa in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland). It features a stellar line-up of Pasifika and Māori actors including Uli Latukefu, Nathaniel Lees, Jay Laga’aia, John Tui, Shavaughn Ruakere and Fasitua Amosa. Keep an eye out for this film as it’s going to be a goody! facebook.com/LOBTFilm ondemand.nziff.co.nz New Zealand International Film Festival on demand The 2019 New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) runs from July until September around the country. But did you know you can also watch some of the movies that screened at previous years of the festival from the comfort of your own home? NZIFF offers an on-demand service, and you can rent the films for as little as $5. Tiaki on…

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the road to ethical cotton

It was a fortuitous interaction that saw Nature Baby discover the cotton supplier they work with today. After researching and looking for a supplier since the late 1990s, they moved their search to India. In the early 2000s, a new cotton supplier started up, emailing Nature Baby to establish a connection. And, with that, they had found their supplier and the long-standing relationship was formed. Over the last 15 years that Nature Baby has been working with their cotton supplier, they’ve learned much about the cotton industry. When they started their search they were purely looking for completed garments that were organic, chemical-free, high quality and made in a respectful way. They quickly discovered their cotton supplier was working at the forefront of organic and ethical production, and Nature Baby learned…

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life hacks & facts

1 Stop chasing happy Modern society’s ‘cult of happiness’ dictates we should be happy all the time. It’s exhausting and unsustainable. Just by accepting our evolutionary physiology, we’ll be more contented. Stress Less: Proven Methods to Reduce Stress, Manage Anxiety and Lift Your Mood by Mathew Johnstone & Dr Michael Player 2 Upcycled garden A mirror on an outside wall can add light and an illusion of space to a garden. Apply adhesive to the back using a caulking gun. Create a waterproof seal with a line around the edge and in even blobs across the back. Upcycling With Style: a Step-by-Step Workbook by Sarah Heeringa 3 A cluster of coffee tables Ditch the big heavy coffee table in the lounge. Multiple tables nested together are a better option because they provide flexibility when you…

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2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration Damon Gameau, Macmillan Publishers New Zealand, $40r Based on the documentary 2040, which screens at the 2019 New Zealand Film Festival, Damon Gameau’s book provides practical information and recipes to encourage us to act and tackle the global climate crisis. Balance: Food, Health and Happiness Rachel Grunwell, Beatnik Publishing, $40 Perfect for uplifting your mind, body and soul, this book features interviews with 30 wellness experts from around the world. There are also tasty snack and smoothie recipes. The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Dr Stan Rodski, HarperCollins Publishers, $37 Showing the science behind mindfulness, Dr Stan Rodski explains the benefits of taking a mindful approach to life, for everything from alleviating stress to managing energy. Less Stuff Lindsay Miles, Hardie Grant Books, $25 Ready to tackle your clutter? This book is for you. It’s all about…

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Subscribe or renew your subscription today Online Head to Good’s website for all the easy steps good.net.nz/subs Phone Freephone 0800 782 347 International +64 9 360 5700 Freepost with in New Zealand Good magazine subs, Free post 194-040, PO Box 77027, Mt Albert, Auckland 1350 Flybuys Redeem your Fly Buys Points for a Good subscription at flybuys.co.nz BE IN TO WIN Ethique’s Be Wonderful Starter Kit Prevent eight plastic bottles from being made and disposed of with this specially created Ethique bundle that will put a smile on the face of the most sensitive skin types. Ethique’s Heali Kiwi solid shampoo is chock-full of essential oils like neem and karanja to tame any grumpy scalp. Finish off your hair cleanse with the solid conditioner, Wonderbar (which doubles as a shaving bar and in-shower moisturiser). Complete with a compostable bamboo and cornstarch…