Organic NZ July/August 2020 


  • Regenerating Aotearoa$1 billion for regenerative agriculture – Gen Toop reports on Greenpeace’s proposal 
  • Health is our wealthGrowing NZ’s natural health sector as part of a clean, green, post-Covid-19 recovery plan, by Sandra Clair 


  • Happy houseplants, by Denise Cox 
  • The winter chook: needs and feeds – tips for beginners and old hands, by Pam Adam 
  • Maramataka for July and August – PipiriHōngongoi and Hereturi Kōkā, by Liliana Clarke 
  • Sorting out your seeds, by Philippa Jamieson

Health & food

  • Hot & spicy warming winter drinks, bMinette Tonoli 
  • An unhealthy glowScreen technologies and children’s health, by Anne Gastinger 
  • How I healed my IBS, with reiki and diet, by Mary Hambly  
  • Building immunity with herbsMary Allan shares her advice with Joanna Piekarski 

Farming and horticulture 

  • Pasture management to boost organic matterby Dr Tim Jenkins  
  • Asparagus: Spears to die for – Theresa Sjöquist profiles Waikato growers, Greenfern  
  • Back to the futureA smooth transition to organic dairy in the Wairarapa, by Martin Freeth

Building and technology 

  • Passive house vs. passive solar design, by Mark Fielding  


  • EditorialLettersThings we likeCompetitionsNews (including the Organic Products Bill), Soil & Health AGM and voting informationSoil & Health branch contacts