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Our latest issue is on sale now! Embrace spring with our “weeds issue”, full of inspiration and know-how about how to untame your herb garden with recipes to match.
We revisit New Zealand’s slow movement to ban glyphosate, and take a closer look at food insecurity in Aotearoa. There’s heaps to unpack for home gardeners, from spring gardening tips to three easy DIY projects for your backyard. Try something new in the kitchen with traditional kimchi recipes, or stick to the family favourites with a great lasagne.
Grow wild this spring, grab a copy and dig in!
What’s inside the September October 2022 issue:
  • Toad Hall: Checking out a dynamic Motueka cafe
  • Redefining weeds: A new classification system and weed robots
  • Maramataka for Mahuru and Whiringa-ā-nuku: September and October
  • Second time around: Five manufacturers who are giving waste materials a new life

See the full contents list below!



Organic NZ September/October 2022


  • All’s fare: Louise Perzigian checks out a dynamic café, store and organic garden in Motueka
  • Rethinking glyphosate: The science is irrefutable that this popular herbicide is carcinogenic, so why the hold up on reassessing its use? Bonnie Flaws investigates.
  • The well-being of food: Gareth Hughes envisions a future that puts people and planet first


  • Spring gardening: Tips and tasks for your spring māra from Diana Noonan
  • Make it! Stephanie Rose shares instructions for three easy garden DIY projects
  • Untame your herb garden: Herbalist Sara Mertens entices us to embrace the wild and eat our weeds
  • Maramataka for Mahuru and Whiringa-ā-nuku: September and October by Liliana Clarke

Health and food

  • Good things: Nici Wickes shares favourite recipes
  • How to make kimchi: Theresa Sjöquist gets tips from experts on making this beloved Korean pickle

Farming and horticulture

  • Redefining weeds: Charles Merfield proposes a new weed classification system and shares the latest in non-chemical weeding technology

Building and technology

  • Second time around: Diana Noonan talks closed-loop systems with five manufacturers who are giving waste materials a new life


  • Editorial; Feedback; Things we like; From the world of organics; Meet the locals; Subscriptions; Explaining organics; Book reviews; Competitions; Community garden; Digging up the past