The Good Day Matrix

The Good Day Matrix

Our wellbeing podcast shares epic stories of New Zealanders and their wellbeing journeys! We weave body, mind, identity, community and environment together through people’s stories to encourage connection, challenge perspectives and empower action. All of our kōrero are also available to watch on our website, amongst these interviews are a bunch of amazing FREE resources from HIIT to Pilates, Self-defence to Cooking our website has something for everyone! So get comfy and join us for an epic kōrero with another great Kiwi, we hope you enjoy it! For more content and to let us know your feedback head over to @thegooddaymatrix!


June 3, 2024 78 mins

Today we launch our kōrero with proud husband and father Grant Schofield, Professor of Public Health at AUT and among many other things, Grant is also the Chief Science Officer at PreKure. 

We kōrero about mental health, some staggering statistics of our Rangatahi and some handy mindset tools. We also delve into Grant’s idea of free-range kids, sleep and it’s importance, languishing and what it is, acceptance commitment therapy, t...

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Vanessa is a wife, a proud mother of two, and a force of nature in the leadership space! 

When she isn’t spending time with her family and the communities she is part of she is the Chief Partner Officer at Microsoft New Zealand!

We kōrero to Vanessa about her journey to where she is today, her way of leading authentically and what Microsoft prioritises within their work environment to ensure inclusivity is at the forefront.


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Harley Pitihira is an Innovation Librarian and an integral member of the Barbershop community here in New Zealand! 

We kōrero with Harley about his whakapapa, whānau, his journey to Kirikiriroa, and the powerful mahi he is doing inspiring the next generation!! 

We also deep dive into Barbershop, what it is and the EPIC journey he has been on with it since High School…including going to represent New Zealand at Worlds later this y...

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Lee is a mother to four children and is a force of nature within the business scene, pushing to drive positive change within communities in Aotearoa! 

Lee is the founder of Birthcare and director of Tend Health! Lee has a medical background initially starting out as a nurse and has taken that knowledge forward to be a part of many health boards with the goal to make a massive change for communities and sectors within Aotearoa! 


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You’ve probably heard of Menopause but have you heard of Power Pause?

Jeanette Kehoe-Perkinson founded Power Pause, a movement to create more awareness and understanding around Menopause to retain women in the workplace. She is also a Chief People Officer, and consultant and is on several advisory boards like the University of Auckland Business School!

During our kōrero, we talk about workplace wellbeing, belonging, navigating me...

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Jeremy is a husband and father, as well as the CEO of Creative Waikato! Jeremy has a deep passion for the creative space and encourages people to find what works for them. 

A performer, a composer, a producer, a published author, there is little Jeremey hasn’t done! Jeremy is a real advocate for the arts, culture and creativity and throughout our interview, it is clear the benefits this has on our wellbeing! 

So what does wellbei...

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April 14, 2024 39 mins

Kaylee Bell is an incredibly talented country music singer, from the mighty Waimate, she is a proud South Islander taking her talents to the globe!

Kaylee has many accolades sprinkled throughout her career to date, some include performing as the opening act for Ed Sheeran at his six stadium shows, winning a CMA Award for Global Country Artist and being the most streamed Female Country Artist in Australasia for the past four years!...

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Cecilia is a wife and mother to three beautiful children, she is originally from Sweden but moved over to New Zealand over a decade ago and now calls this beautiful place home! 

Cecilia is a powerhouse entrepreneur, and along with her husband James, they both crafted the new way that we are able to purchase and cook kai here in New Zealand having founded My Food Bag. Additionally they are also changing the barriers of access to he...

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Tesh Randall, is a lady with many missions but all to help make an extraordinary impact! 

Tesh is a wife and also the Co-Founder of Raglan Food Co! She is also the Founding Trustee of The Values Trust! Add into the mix that she is an Edmund Hillary Fellow, an author, philanthropist, connector and more… she is a legend! 

We kōrero to Tesh about her journey with Raglan Food Co, and creating welcoming environments within your workpl...

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Heather is a wife, and mother of two and is the Director of Engagement and Executive Education at the University of Waikato! 

We talk to Heather about what wellbeing looks like for her including, juggling children's schedules with her own calendar! We talk about the value of family, listening to your body, being a part of a theatre community, why being joyous is in the small moments and how to make the best use of your time! 


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Hannah Fernando is an exceptional lady who brings the sunshine! She is a wife and Nurse, and is commonly known on social media as That Nurse Hannah! She is also the co-founder of Retro Gym Club- a fun, 80s-loving community that celebrates fitness in a fun way! 

We kōrero with Hannah about her Nursing journey and a special sign that turned Hannah’s one-day of studying Engineering into a pivot to Nursing! We talk through the highs, ...

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March 6, 2024 87 mins

Jason is an incredibly proud father, husband and more recently a grandfather! He is also a legendary broadcaster across radio and television! 

Jason is an ambassador of Big Buddy Empire, he is a writer, director and producer! Jason also is the founder of Easily Said! He is a true advocate for Men’s healthcare and genuinely cares about seeing humans shine each day! 

Jason’s life journey is incredible, and our chat with him is noth...

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Sir Graeme Dingle KNZM, MBE and Jo-anne Wilkinson, Lady Dingle CNZM, LLB, are two legends!

Sir Graeme is a legendary adventurer, who has conquered many mountaineering and rock climbing firsts! He is also a builder, painter and author…with a second book coming out later this year! Jo-anne is also an awesome adventurer, she is a lawyer and has held many governance roles in the arts, public and social sectors. 

Together they ...

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Tara is one epic lady! She is a wife and a lady full of passion who wants to help bring confidence and success to many people in her community. Tara also has an MZNZ for her amazing services to businesses and women. 

Tara is the founder of Co.OfWomen and has pioneered a unique model helping females grow within themselves both confidence and skill set all while providing the how-to of success tools along the way. 

We talk about Ta...

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Today we launch our podcast with one of the best in the business, Seamus Marten! 

Seamus is the co-host of The Between Two Beers Podcast, he has also had an extensive career in the sporting industry, particularly football, which has taken him worldwide! Stepping into the commentating arena, Seamus recently was a commentator at the Pacific Games! 

During our kōrero Seamus openly shares his football journey, the importance of a tig...

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Jenene is an amazing force of nature, she is a mother and wife and an all round great person, doing her part in the world to bring awareness and conversation towards the important topic of long Covid and Women empowerment and equality. Jenene is the CEO and Co-Founder of Powered by Flossie, the Bloggers Club and and has made massive shifts in the media sector with her “We Want Women” video that sparked amazing conversa...

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Shavawn is a partner and dog mom, and is also a talented marketer having won the Up and Coming Marketer of the Year Award in 2023! 

Shavawn shares with us her parents' decision to move from South Africa to New Zealand for a better life and better opportunities! We talk about building relationships, navigating new cultures, and being yourself in all environments!

Shavawn tells us about her “non-traditional” pathway into marketing,...

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David Galbraith is a psychologist with over 20 years of experience in both clinical and sporting sectors, and is back by popular demand talking about all things wellbeing from a children's perspective! 

David, better known in the sporting world as DG, has been a Team Performance Psychologist for many sports teams including The All Blacks Sevens Team, Chiefs Super Rugby Team, Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic Netball Team and is currentl...

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January 21, 2024 50 mins

Suzy is a New Zealand Icon, having been on many of our TV screens throughout our childhood, she continues to do incredible mahi within the creative and children's music space!

We kōrero to Suzy about her journey to working in Children’s TV and music, we also dive into her journey being a part of the iconic TV program, You and Me! We also talked about how to write a children's book and what her best tips and tricks are! 

But that’...

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January 15, 2024 42 mins

Debs is the founder of STOKEDNZ, a company that creates gorgeous towelies, which by the way would be a great gift! She is also a bike rider, lunchtime swimmer and adventure lover! 

We kōrero to Debs about how STOKEDNZ came about, why it’s called STOKEDNZ and just how stoked she is to be doing what she does! She also shares with us a few tips and tricks she has about business and controlling your controllables! Other topics include...

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