Inside the issue: MiNDFOOD New Zealand June 2024


MiNDFOOD New Zealand June 2024 - Rose McIver
A tribute to Kiwi courage, innovation and #smartthinking, this issue celebrates the best of Aotearoa New Zealand. Stave off the winter chill and give your day an inspirational boost by diving into the June issue of MiNDFOOD.

As Editor Donna Duggan puts it, “in this issue, as always, there’s no shortage of stories on exceptional people and places, just with a local lense”.

Local inspiration

“Local destinations that inspire and delight, as well as interviews with homegrown heroes who share their purpose, passion and perseverance on a global stage, she explains. “Their stories embody Aotearoa’s spirit of courage, resilience and creativity, and remind us that everyone has the ability to make a difference in the world, no matter how small our actions may seem.”

Learn about new events and changemakers making an impact. Actor Sam Neil, writer and cook Naomi Toilalo, comedian Dai Henwood and Olympian Camille share their stories of purpose, passion and perseverance.

MiNDFOOD Cover NZ June 2024 - Rose McIver

Cover star Rose McIver

Our cover star is the talented Kiwi actress Rose McIver. Whether she’s playing an angel, a wisecracking zombie, or even the lead role in hit comedy horror series Ghost, there is no part the Aucklander can’t make her own … all while keeping her feet firmly on the ground.


A key feature of our health section delves into the topic of Menopause. While a common experience, perimenopause and menopause can bring up a huge variety of ideas and experiences, particularly around treating its symptoms. An experienced medical practitioner with a thirst for scientific evidence, Dr Jo Skinner sheds light this issue on the conflicting advice, drawing on the experience of her own patients and giving her medical opinion on the treatment of menopausal symptoms.  It’s a fascinating read, and our beauty section also delves in the hair changes that can be bought about by the hormonal changes of menopause too.

Elsewhere there is a look at the surprising benefits of a good cry, a useful article on dealing with the clutter in our lives for more clarity and space for what matters, and emerging biohacks for longevity that promise to add life to your years.

One person’s experience of young on-set Parkinson‘s gives new insight to living with the condition.

Beauty & Style

As the cool weather approaches we introduce you to some winter-perfect skincare for treating skin’s seasonal dryness and sensitivity, including the best picks from New Zealand’s clever skincare brands.

Treating and smoothing skin’s texture, including visible pores and acne scarring has become a common quest. We look at treatments and skincare that can help, should you be wanting to work on this, and the realistic limitations involved.

There’s also the latest beauty news and makeup tips for those with a hooded eye shape.

We meet the local knitwear brands making the most of Kiwi wool and look at the top trends for updating your glasses in our eyewear edit.

Explore a stunning modern home of stone glass and marble that is seamlessly integrated into a landscape of rock formations, streams and water features.


Dreaming of a getaway? Whether you’re planning to travel near or far, there’s plenty in this issue to fill your itinerary, even if it is simply adding to a bucket list.

An inspirational vacation might be closer than your think however, as we look at all the Bay of Plenty and Hamilton have to offer, explore a historic yet chic hotel in Queenstown, review NZ’s best cycle trails and pick two of the newest cars to choose for a Kiwi road trip.

Kimberly in Australia also has a lot to offer, and a leisurely cruise through western Europe with Viking gives passengers plenty of time to discover and explore the treasures of Hungary, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands.


Our delicious food offering pays homage to the humble Kiwi dip, gardening tips for classic Kiwi crops, plus recipes for warming winter soups and breads and delectable, moreish sweet slices.

In the Drink section Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas picks the best wines to pair with hearty comfort food that makes the cooler season a lot more enjoyable.


And of course if you’re spending more time indoors or on the couch, our regular puzzles (14 pages!) and colouring helps offer some mental stimulation without too much exertion required.

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