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A life less leisurely
12 In season
Good Selection: Our pick of smart and eco stuff to buy, try and know about
Good Guide: The banana is almost the perfect fruit. Tasty nutritious and seedless, it comes ready wrapped in a colourful, easy-peel and biodegradable skin. So how do we tell the good bananas from the bad?
24 Letter from the interior
Where were you for the Rugby World Cup final? Intrepid trampershuns the excitement in favour of a wander in the yonder
26 Day traders
Trend Tracker: In the face of economic uncertainty, we're increasingly using new social media technology to rediscover the noble art of sharing
27 Screen time
Shopping, babies, economics ... and the disintegration of the suburban dream
28 Ex libris
Book end: Latest reads to inform, inspire...and if you can bear it, to give away
A life rich in unhurried pleasures – when there's still so much to do
The mantra is 'Don't work harder, work smarter' ... but is success really to be found in greater productivity?
Identify your personality type with the help of this ancient tool
Healthy Living: Food is fundamental to our wellbeing. It draws us together as families and commmunities. It gives us an excuse to travel, a reason to socialise and a structure for our days. So how come good food is increasingly making us sick?
Summer's on its way and you're in the mood for and adventure. Does the idea of regular camping leave you cold? Check out the luxury trend that's putting style back into outdoor living.
The revamped Rotoroa Island in the Hauraki Gulf is open to the public for the first time in 100 years
62 Not in our waters - surely?
The Big Issue: Exploitation and slavery-like conditions are not what we associate with working in New Zealand. But what about on our seas? investigates.
Living in a lighter and more eco way can be as easy as swapping out a few everyday products for something better ...
Feeling less than enthused about heading back into work? Here are some fresh ideas to inspire you for the year ahead
Your Good Life
In the pink
Simply Good Food: Make merry on languid summer days with easy-peasy fruity deserts and zingy old-fashioned homemade fizz
Health & Beauty: Summer's here, the opaque stockings and long pants have been consigned to the bottom of the wardrobe, and short shorts, strappy tops and uncovered legs are back
97 Readers Tips
Good housekeeping: Smarter living shortcuts from all around the country
99 Eco - babies
Simple Parenting: New ideas and lovely things for our planet's youngest travellers
102 Your edible garden
Garden: Intercropping is the old-fashioned art of growing two or more crops together. Good's gardening expert explains how efficiencies gained in your garden make it an art worth mastering
It's summer time and living is easy. Maximise your indoor-outdoor living space and create places to grow things with a splash of paint and new garden accessories
110 Taking stock
Wellness: Lazy summer days offer a moment to grab your journal and pen, get comfy in a hammock, or outdoor chair and reflect on what you'd like to do differently this year, suggests
111 Pick of the crop
A fabulous selection of new, natural, local and eco - friendly goodies to buy