Organic NZ3 min cititeCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Competitions
Be in to win! Treat your skin and be in to win! Three lucky winners will each receive a prize pack from Living Nature containing the award-winning Active Brightening Serum and their new Advanced Renewal Night Serum, valued at $98. Crafted in sunny Ke
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Summer RECIPES
By Sara Mertens Read Sara’s seaweed story on page 42 Serve this tasty dukkah with olive or hemp oil and your favourite crusty sourdough while enjoying the summer sunshine. Due to the nut and seed content, which can easily oxidise once ground, it’s be
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Soil4Climate Growing Nicely
Soil & Health’s pilot programme to establish Soil4Climate test sites in Wellington has been successful with two new sites started in the last month. Thanks to everyone whose been in touch offering to host a site! We have a healthy number of potential
Organic NZ6 min cititeDiet & Nutrition
Healthy Weight Loss
The following is from personal experience, and is not intended as professional dietary advice. When friends I haven’t met for a while fail to recognise me, I try to cover their embarrassment with a joke. “I should have become a spy,” I laugh. “I have
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Staff changes at Soil & Health
Haere rā to Florence Lundon-Moore who leaves the Soil & Health and Organic NZ team to take up a legal role with the Commerce Commission. Florence helped us through some challenging times – thank you Florence! Meghan Read has taken on Florence’s dutie
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Herbs of THE SEA
Growing up as a ‘landlubber’ rural child in the Mackenzie Country, seafood was foreign to me until teenage years found me urbanised on the coast. A young romance with a fisherman’s son accelerated my exploration of ocean-going life. But eating seawee
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Celebrating 80 years of Soil & Health
In 2021 Soil & Health marks 80 years since it was first founded as the Humic Compost Club. Throughout the year Organic NZ will publish highlights from the past eight decades. Can you help? Please share your memories of Soil & Health, and especially a
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A Tale Of Two Groves
Peter Crelinsten’s passion for olive horticulture and olive oil began in 1992 on the Maltese island of Gozo, where he lived part-time, and it expanded while he lived there fulltime from 2003–2010. “After reading Carol Drinkwater’s book The Olive Rout
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Organic Week Aotearoa 11–19 September 2021
Next spring will see nationwide activities and celebrations as part of the annual Organic Week Aotearoa. The week will be held from 11–19 September, slightly later in the year to harness the energy of spring and align with International Organics Day
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Flamin’ Weeds!
A few years ago we purchased a flame weeder. It works well in its intended role to knock down weed seedlings in places like vege gardens, and when preparing seed beds. Soon I wondered if it could do other jobs beyond its designed role. We have a driv
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Greater Biodiversity – Less Pesticides
More plant biodiversity means less need for pesticides, a new study has found. This confirms the experience of organic farmers and gardeners. Increasing plant diversity naturally controls plant-eating insects in grasslands, according to a study led b
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How To Identify And Control Guava Moth
Guava moth (Coscinoptycha improbana) is a pest causing severe damage to a wide range of fruit grown commercially and in home gardens in New Zealand. It was first discovered in 1997 in feijoas in Kaitaia, and in citrus in nearby Ahipara, and is now we
Organic NZ1 min cititeBiology
Animals Suffering In GE Experiments
The level of animal suffering in AgResearch’s experiments at its Ruakura facility is unacceptable, says GE-Free NZ. “GM animal experiments have failed dismally and caused much suffering and ill health as well as deformities in the surrogate and exist
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From The GOOD EARTH
Greg Barron and Jin Ling are internationally renowned clay artists based at Glenbervie near Whangarei. Adept at converting raw earth into vessels and sculptural forms of great beauty, it’s no surprise they chose to build their workshop, gallery, and
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Glyphosate And Your Pets
There is plenty of evidence that glyphosate is harmful to mammals, including dogs, cats, rodents and humans. Protecting our family pets is one of the many reasons Soil & Health wants to limit glyphosate-based herbicides in public spaces in Aotearoa N
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Events And Contacts
The Soil & Health Association – publisher of Organic NZ – has groups that meet in different parts of the country. These meetings and field days are wonderful ways in which to meet fellow gardeners and growers, and other people interested in healthy s
Organic NZ2 min cititeBiology
GE Food Safety Laws Must Be Robust
More and more genetically engineered foods and ingredients are being approved by the trans-Tasman body Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), and continue to enter the food chains of New Zealand and Australia. Eating certified organic, local a
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What's On
1–3 January Fiordland Celebrating 31 years of organic sheep and cattle farming at Mangapiri Downs with music, workshops, healing, electric vehicles and more. Musicians and performers include Paul Ubana Jones, the Julian Temple Band and others. Farmer
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Local Food Loop in The Capital City
Since its grassroots beginnings in 2015, Kaicycle’s goals have been to divert local food scraps to build soil, not landfills, and grow fresh, nutrient-dense food. Kaicycle also aims to serve the community by improving awareness of soil health, regene
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Passion For Plums
Lunch is a daily ritual at the Crums’ house: an opportunity to review the morning’s work, share personal stories and talk politics (Green). On this November day, Jennie and Bob have four wwoofers of mixed age, daughter Naomi, and me at their table. T
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Kia Ora!
At the end of last year we moved house – we downsized from the six-bedroom, large garden family home we had lived in for 34 years to a three-bedroom cottage with a small garden. I had been quietly congratulating myself on how well we were both coping
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Common Ground
By 1943 [creating humus] had become a matter of great discussion among garden experts (and the farming community) both in New Zealand and throughout the British Empire. The Compost Club, one of Guy Chapman’s organisations, led the charge, promoting t
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Organic NZ
Membership Soil & Health Association members automatically receive Organic NZ six times per year. See page 64 Chair of Soil & Health Marion Wood National Councillors Jodie Bruning, Barbara Collis, Ella Lawton, Jenny Lux, Bernie Mabbs, Peter Wells Nat
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Let Us Eat FLOWERS
People have been fascinated by the colour and scent of flowers since the dawn of time, and their enchanting beauty and surprising flavour has recently sparked an increased interest in the use of flowers as food. Modern-day use of edible flowers is be
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The Little Magazine That Could
What a year 2020 was! Tough, unpredictable, and with much disruption – but also resilience and compassion. On behalf of the team, I’d like to thank all of you, our members, subscribers, readers, contributors, advertisers and ambassadors at large, for
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Tips And Tasks For The Summer Garden
A mid-summer garden can feel completely overwhelming, especially if you’ve recently returned from a well-earned holiday. Head-high herbs, overgrown greenhouse, courgettes on steroids, and flowers knocking at the windows to be let in! But amidst the s
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Your Letters
Email: editor@organicnz.org.nz Post: PO Box 9693, Marion Square, Wellington, 6141. I was surprised to see that avocados and citrus trees were not recommended for poultry runs (‘Keep your chooks in tiptop health’, Organic NZ Nov/Dec 2020). A few years
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Maramataka For Kohitātea And Huitānguru
Kua makuru te kai; ka kai te tangataingā kai hou o te tau. Food is abundant; we partake in the new foods of the season. Fruits of the new season are set and ready for ripening as the karaka berries ripen. The kiekie is ready for gathering. Unless you
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Things We Like
What a lovely gift – one, or a set, of these four organic honey fusions – choose from lavender, ginger, turmeric or cacao. This is a new way to enjoy TranzAlpine’s smooth, creamy clover honey, infused with the delicate flavour and health-giving prope
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