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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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