Becky’s new book, Why Natural Matters plus 8 Simple & Positive Steps to Health is being launched mid February 2012! This coincides with the start of our new on-line shop for overseas customers.
On December 2, Becky and Goodbye Sandfly were profiled in a one page article in the NZ Herald. In July Goodbye Sandfly won the Northland Region award from biz.govt ANZ Flying Start Business Competition. We are grateful to see years of steady work gain some attention, because what we’re doing is not just about us, it’s about giving goodness to you.
September 2011-It’s Not about the Bugs
The new magazine, called It’s Not about the Bugs, has 10 expert contributors from all over New Zealand. Cashman, who is both American and a Kiwi has been in New Zealand for 15 years. “Since I’ve been in NZ, I have met the most skilled, awake, alive, & generous people. To me they are the essence of “good folk” and bring with them great hearts as well as amazing skills”, says Cashman.
TV or Nature? Time watching television combined with the increase of computer use and mobile technology means we’re not outdoors as much. Yet, there is compelling evidence that we are better off emotionally, physically & even academically when we spend more time outdoors. The magazine It’s Not about the Bugs will be a little bit of “how to” mixed with a whole lot of inspiration to do more things outdoors. “Nature gives us everything we need to be well; but it’s up to us to make the time to be in it,” says Cashman. It does not have to be grand wilderness, either. A view of trees even in an urban setting is beneficial.
August 2011-Southland Times Mirror- Big Boost for Company
July 2011- Goodbye Sandfly says Hello to Business Award
In July 2011 Natural bug repellent Goodbye Sandfly won the ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition for the Northland region. Becky Cashman director of Goodbye Sandfly says it’s exciting to see that their ideas are seen as unique and relevant to the current business environment. The NZ government business site states “In a nutshell, we’re looking for a viable business idea that is geared for growth, sustainable revenue, and can make a positive contribution to the local, national or global economy.” Cashman’s application to build Goodbye Sandfly into an iconic national brand hinged on their plan to publish a free weekly e-magazine celebrating the outdoors.
January 2011 Move to Kerikeri
South Island brand quits Karamea summers & Queenstown winters and moves north. Attracted by volcanic soil and world class sailing country- we’ve bought 5 acres of land near Kerikeri in Northland. Our plan is to grow a whole lot of organic food.
In John’s idea of the perfect lifestyle, he sussed out this beauty on Trade me, that went on auction for $1 reserve. After duking it with out with 2 other bidders for 45 minutes on auto-extends, John got our 23 foot Compass Southerly “Sea Bond” for $2400. Sight unseen & based in Whangamata, John & friend then took a week and sailed it up to Kerikeri. Yep, she’s great!
Goodbye Sandfly launches into Progressive’s chain of supermarkets Countdown, Woolworths & Foodtown, associated brands FreshChoice & SuperValue as well as Foodstuffs New World, Pak n Save & Four Square. Very busy month for the Sanderson house, everything shipped from our home!