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The Good Guide - Winter edition

Welcome to our Winter edition of ‘the good guide’ – whether you are off to the slopes, did you know Mt Ruapehu, was New Zealand's largest commercial ski field? Me neither!  

Or digging out your winter wet suit, sea temps have been above average, but there has also been over 23,000 lightning strikes….it’s not been a bad start to the winter.

Temperatures were above average in every region of New Zealand, the exception to this unseasonable warmth were parts of Southland and south-eastern Otago, where temperatures were near normal.  

  • The highest temperature was 22.8°C, observed at Hasting
  • The lowest temperature was -11.2°C, observed at Middlemarch on 23 June
  • The highest 1-day rainfall was 131 mm, recorded at Arthur’s Pass on 1 June.
  • The highest wind gust was 165 km/h, observed at Cape Foulwind on 13 June.
  • Of the six main centres in June 2022, Auckland was the warmest, Tauranga was the wettest and sunniest, Christchurch was the coldest, and Dunedin was the driest and least sunny.
  • Of the available, regularly reporting sunshine observation sites, the sunniest four locations in 2022 so far are Taranaki (1415 hours), Bay of Plenty (1345 hours), wider Nelson (1328 hours) and Auckland (1288 hours).

Thanks to NIWA for the info:


We have put together our top 10 Winter essentials from Glerups our favourite 100% pure wool slippers and indoor shoes, blending Gotland wool with quality wool from New Zealand farmers. Made with natural and sustainable material keeping your feet warm and comfy, perfect for indoors or out.

There have been a few more coughs and colds around this winter, we love the Wild Dispensary range, Wild Dispensary is a Dunedin natural health company, with a range that celebrates wild and New Zealand native herbs. All of their products are 100% natural, herbalist formulated, and small batch made.

And to help keep you cosy by the fire, we have Untouched World, the first fashion company in the World to be recognised by the United Nations for sustainability. Also Icebreaker, whether you're skiing, hiking or running get set for your next adventure with soft, comfortable and naturally breathable styles. Move to natural.

The Barebones lighting range is back in stock, with the Union Pacific Lantern, a modern twist on an antique and well-loved Union Pacific lantern. Gorgeous, seeded glass and copper accents make this a unique light for a curated dinner table or at camp. High-tech and functional, this lantern utilizes battery or USB with a run time of 100+ hours on low or 3.5 hours on high.


1. Glerups - Boot with natural rubber sole

    Glerups was founded In 1993 when Danish mother Nanny Glerup felted a pair of boots for the first time, and the wool came from her own Gotland sheep. The handcrafted felted boots were well received among friends and family, so well, that Nanny started a small hobby production. This paved the way for the company Glerups.

     Over the years Glerups perfected the wool mix by blending Gotland wool with quality wool from New Zealand farmers. These farmers meet Glerups' high standards for consistent quality and humane animal welfare.

     Glerups - Boot with natural rubber sole $199


    2. Barebones - Railroad Lantern

      Barebones is a certified B Corporation. They meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, and focus on long term solutions that create a positive impact on our employees, our community, and the world.

      The Railroad lantern is a modern twist on an antique and well-loved Union Pacific lantern. With gorgeous, seeded glass and copper accents making this a unique light for a curated dinner table or at camp. High-tech and functional, this lantern utilizes battery or USB.

      Barebones - Railroad Lantern $179.00



      3. Untouched World Mira Sweater

        Cosy up in our Mira sweater, Untouched World have designed this with Dolman sleeves that are ribbed from just above the elbow for a flattering fit. This elegant knit is made from our TEC Merino, meaning it’s super easy care for easy everyday wear.

        As its name suggests, you'll reap all the benefits of merino knitwear, without any of the hassle. Say goodbye to high maintenance handwash knits and hello to effortless machine washable merino that you can wear all year round. Made from ZQRX™ certified merino locally sourced from Glenthorne Station, you'll look good and feel good with the assurance it's been produced to the highest standards when it comes to looking after people, animals and the environment.

         Untouched World - Mira Sweater $349



        4. Bellroy - Tokyo Totepack

          We love the Australian brand Bellroy. Bellroy would love the world to be a better place because of Bellroy, and we know as a responsible business we can all help them get there. Bellroy are proud to be part of the B Corp movement – a group of certified companies using the power of business to help solve social and environmental problems.

          The Bellroy - Tokyo Totepack - Casual yet professional, versatile yet simple – the Tokyo Totepack is a subtle chameleon that fits in wherever your day takes you.

          • Padded laptop sleeve for devices up to 15’’
          • Padded backpack shoulder straps that tuck away flat
          • Vertical front pockets for easy access on the go
          • Multiple internal pockets to organize your things
          • Two Pop Pockets for water bottle, umbrella, spare shoes
          • Soft Nylon webbing grab handles for comfort
          • Made from water-resistant woven fabric

           Bellroy - Tokyo Totepack $259.00



          5.  Wild Dispensary Daily Boost Tonic

            Wild Dispensary Daily Boost Tonic contains rosehips, nettle, and kawakawa. A rich plant-based vitamin and mineral supplement to support energy and vitality. Delicious tasting and suitable for adults and children.

            Targets and supports: General Well-Being and Recovery

            • Use as daily support for energy and vitality
            • Rich plant-based vitamin and mineral supplement
            • Support for immunity and adrenal health
            • Soothing neat or as a hot or cold drink Great boost as we head into the chillier evenings.

            Wild dispensary Daily Boost Tonic $34.95



            6. Hemp Farm - Promise Hemp Healing Balm with Manuka

              Soothe, Nourish and Restore – Suitable for The Whole Family!

              Promise Hemp Healing Balm is a little jar of essentials, “world-famous in New Zealand” for soothing, nourishing and restoring a wide range of skin conditions. An Ambulance in a Jar. New Zealand Made: Handcrafted in the Coromandel, this balm is blended with New Zealand hemp seed oil – rich in skin-loving omega fatty acids, New Zealand Manuka and Kanuka oils, and lavender, carrot, apricot and calendula.

              This balm is nourishing and versatile enough to tackle anything – a first aid must-have!

              • Fast Relief of Itchy, Cracked, Split, Inflamed, Sore, and Irritated Skin
              • Suitable For The Whole Family
              • Made From New Zealand Hemp Seed Oil, Manuka & Essential Oils
              • No Animal Testing, Chemical Free & Non GMO

              Hemp Farm - Promise Hemp Healing Balm with Manuka $40



              7. Duffle & Co - Winona Wallet

                Meet Winona, the only Duffle & Co wallet you'll ever need. Made for reducing bulk, this wallet is spacious enough to fit your essential cards, yet beautifully compact to help keep you tidy and organised. Here's to spending less time rummaging for the right card!

                Made from sustainably sourced New Zealand NAKED COW ™ Leather, each piece in this collection is traceable back to Otago and Southland. Purposefully created with a special tannage made from natural vegetable oils and cashew extracts, this soft leather has a neutral PH, which makes these pieces non-allergenic and anti-viral. With NZ inspired topography lining and a traceable story on the hand signed label, now you can carry a piece of New Zealand with you everyday.

                Full grain vegetable dyed New Zealand Naked Leather.

                Duffle & Co - Winona Wallet $195



                8. Becca Project Little Mix - Bloom Rd

                  Becca Project has put together a stunning mix for you to enjoy, stroll through the orchard and take time out to smell the flowers with this zingy combination of our mini signature scents. This fabulous foursome features our divinely fragranced floral and citrusy essential oil fusions. 

                  Becca project’s candles are different because they use essential oils in the wax of our candles, not just the fragrances most candles contain. This means that when you burn one of our candles, you are inhaling the essential oils, gaining the full effect of the many benefits they bring to your mind and body. Perfect to illuminate and create that relaxing atmosphere on those darker evenings.

                  Becca Project Little Mix - Bloom Rd $89.00




                    This elegant burner from Studio Millagram is formed from precision-crafted, shock-resistant borosilicate glass in two pieces. The transparent structure bathes its surroundings in a soft glow when lit.

                    We have a great selection of Be Essential Oils, Be Essential Oils provide 100% pure, high-quality oils for people who care about quality, environment, social responsibility, and those who want to live in a holistic and natural way. They can be used in the home for cleaning, cosmetics and perfumes, natural health and aroma diffusers, and can even substitute some pharmaceutical products to ease health issues.

                    Studio Milligram - Sensory - Glass Oil Burner $89.00

                    Be Essential Oils - Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil $24.99




                    10. Icebreaker - Women's Merino 175 Everyday Long Sleeve Crewe Thermal Top

                      A classic, all-purpose base layer top made with soft and breathable 100% merino wool fabric, the 175 Everyday Long Sleeve Crewe is as versatile as it is comfortable. The Everyday series is just that, an everyday essential for your day-to-day activities all year-round. With all the natural benefits of merino, including odour resistance and temperature regulation, keeping you warm whilst not overheating. Perfect for layering from Autumn to Spring, whether you’re hitting the slopes or just need some added warmth from an extra layer during the work week.


                      • 100% Merino - Soft merino fibres that regulates body temperature in all weather conditions and resists odours
                      • Rib fabric provides stretch and comfort

                      Icebreaker - Women's Merino 175 Everyday Long Sleeve Crewe $109.99





                      We are looking forward to seeing you instore over the coming weeks, stay warm and stay safe, all the best Colin & Donna

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