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Feeding Special Dietary Needs This Christmas

3 December 2018

In this fast-paced, ever changing, trend setting, conscious-consuming time, it can be hard to keep up with dietary requirements and appropriate gifts for our nearest and dearest. But fear not – While it can seem daunting to keep up with what others can and cannot eat, rest assured that feeding.....

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Little Bird's Christmas Cookies

29 November 2018

Spice them up a bit by adding extras like ginger and cloves, along with more coconut sugar to give them a bigger Christmas kick. You can also replace the oats with dried coconut ground into a flour if oats aren’t apart of your diet...

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Commonsense's Flagship Suppliers: Common Property

22 November 2018

Back in 1975 Jim Kebbell and Marion Wood (who would later set up Commonsense) bought some land in Te Horo as an outreach for the halfway houses they were running at the time. ..

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An Easy Ethical Christmas

5 November 2018

The countdown to Christmas is well and truly underway but don’t worry - we’ve got your back to ensure that this year your ethical and sustainable Christmas is a breeze!..

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Asparagus Salad Recipe

1 October 2018

Try out this delicious organic asparagus Spring Salad Recipe!..

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Staff Picks! Beautifying Natural Cosmetics and Makeup that nourish your body

1 October 2018

To the untrained eye, Commonsense stores might appear to be boutique fruit and veg market stores, but inside we hold a plethora of treasures, and a dedicated team of knowledgeable members of staff who know the ins and outs of the products they stock...

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How To Make Your Garden More Bee Friendly

30 August 2018

Bees are an extremely important and fragile element of our ecosystem. At least one third of our food depends on honey bees for pollination...

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Fair Trade – What does it really mean?

2 August 2018

As organics, Fair Trade and conscious eating becomes highlighted in the media and in our changing buying habits, one thing is clear to us at Commonsense: our customers don’t want their purchases to have a negative impact on the people who grow, produce and process their favourite products...

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The most important products to buy Fair Trade

1 August 2018

As with any buying habits, it can be tricky to change a lot of things overnight. So below, we’ve listed three products to get you started buying Fair Trade. These are products which, when bought non-Fair Trade, can have a hugely negative impact on the people who produce them...

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Sylvie’s Back-to-School Muesli Bars

23 July 2018

Mention the word "school lunches" to many parents and witness an involuntary eye roll as they contemplate their daily dramas. Our home is no exception and both children have entirely different things they will tolerate in their lunch boxes...

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