Congratulations on the article about sugar in Good #36. I think it’s really important to highlight the issues surrounding the production of sugar, coffee and other commonly used commodities. I get the impression that many consumers don’t connect the dots as well as they might regarding some of these products.
All the small and seemingly innocent choices we make add up to bigger resource use problems, as a result of the ever increasing scale of global consumption. On the bright side, it also means that small changes can make a big difference. I wonder if we all stopped having that teaspoon of sugar in our daily coffee, what it would mean by way of reduced deforestation? Maybe one of your gurus could work that out. – Joanne Perry
Thank goodness I discovered such an inspirational magazine. All the fresh articles in Good have motivated me to grow an organic vegetable garden, so that’s what I did! The same day I went and bought a variety of different vegetable punnets. It not only benefits my own health but my family’s too, as we can pocket our money as we change to a healthier proportioned lifestyle. I’m only 19 years old but I’m encouraging my family to buy foods that will benefit us all, thanks to this issue. I can definitely see why Good won Supreme Magazine of the Year. – Kathryn Stubbs
I love Good soooo much! I devour each issue cover to cover, reading every article. I normally share magazines with my Mum, but can’t bear to part with an issue of Good in case I need to refer to some awesome recipe or piece of advice … so for Mother’s Day I bought my mum her very own subscription. Win win for all! –Alana Thorn
I used to really enjoy reading Good’s articles by Andy Kenworthy – they were always very interesting. Why you don’t have articles by Andy any more? –Juliette Porter
We miss Andy as well Juliette. Sadly for us he’s left freelance writing and investigating for a new career direction as Fundraising Relationship Manager with Greenpeace New Zealand.–Ed
I recently found Good in a newsagent in Australia, confirming my feelings about what a wonderful bunch New Zealanders are! My Kiwi friends in Australia are the same; outward- looking, community -minded, caring about the environment, the world, and each other. I’m thinking of getting a subscription and coming for a holiday. – Genevieve Erin Poole
I’m a long time reader with an idea. We’ve just bought our first home and I’m looking at kit-set kitchens, but none feel right. The kitchen is the heart of a home and I’d like something wooden with personality, not plastic and cookie cutter.
You guys might be able to help me, as I trust your style judgement. Could you find great kitchens around the country that have been done on the cheap (recycled materials and such)? – Charlotte Gordon
Calling all readers: Help us help Charlotte by emailing in pics of kitchens with personality and we’ll post them to a Pinterest board for your inspiration– Ed
I’ve just read Good’s article on Maggie Eyre, (Issue #36), where she talks about looking after her 93-year -old mother, letting go the need for certainty and who we think we’re supposed to be, and embracing who we are. A great magazine and a great woman on the cover! – Fiona Vallance
My first thought when issue 36 arrived was ‘ Where do you get your naturally beautiful young models?’. I wonder if you could add variety by having models of a wider age range, perhaps starting with staff at the Good office … I’m sure you’re all just as gorgeous.
And as an aside, considering the social problems created by alcohol in New Zealand, I feel it is inappropriate to include Toast with your posted magazine. Keep up your great work, I have just renewed my subscription for another year. – Erica Smith
Thanks for the suggestion Erica - we feature real women not models on Good covers, of a range of ages (to date including twenty-, thirty- and forty-something women) often including work collegues. As it happens, the gorgeous woman on Good’s last cover (left) is our marketing manager Toni Vallance. –Ed
I think very highly of Good’s themes, topics, photography, presentation and editorial. Keep up the fantastic job! –Deborah Moss
Every single page of the latest mag has been bang on! I am breastfeeding a hungry boy at the moment and your mag made the hours on the couch so enjoyable. Plus look what I’ve been up to during my baby’s nap time! I’ve made a few but these are my faves.
Thanks again for a top-notch magazine. –Aimee Tapping
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