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How Niugini Organics Is Creating Brighter Futures in Papua New Guinea

18 July 2016

At Commonsense Organics we love hearing about and supporting other companies that are also dedicated to the values of organics, sustainability and fair trade – and none sets a better example than Niugini Organics. Niugini has been producing coconut oil in Papua New Guinea since 1994...

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Ecostore's New Bottles Are Fighting Climate Change

1 July 2016

They're called CarbonCapture Paks, and they're helping Ecostore to save over 639 tonnes of CO₂ from being released into the atmosphere each year. It's happening already; since the bottles were launched, EcoStore and its customers have avoided over 1.5 tonnes of carbon emissions from fossil derived plastics...

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How To Tell If the Eggs You're Buying Are Really Free Range

1 July 2016

In a survey conducted by SAFE, 8 out of 10 New Zealanders said that they cared about buying free range eggs. The average Kiwi eats about 200 eggs per year (in total, there are around 3 billion eggs eaten in NZ each year), so the majority of us like to.....

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How To Tell If The Eggs You're Buying Really Are Free Range

24 June 2016

In a survey conducted by SAFE, 8 out of 10 New Zealanders said that they cared about buying free range eggs. As more information comes to light about the horrors of battery farming, it's not surprising that the majority of us like to know that the eggs we’re eating come from.....

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New In Store: Cricket Flour!

7 June 2016

We are very excited to announce that we now stock Live Longer cricket flour - a certified organic, sustainable source of protein made entirely of crickets!..

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How To Rear a Happy Pig

1 June 2016

We are very honoured and proud to present to you Chatty the Big Pink Pig - major NZ celebrity. Chatty is most famous for starring in an ad for Vodafone in 2015, but since then has built up a following of more than 15,000+ on Instagram, where she regularly posts.....

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Organic Lunchbox Ideas

31 May 2016

Most parents know the struggle of packing as much nutrition into their kids’ lunchboxes as possible, while still making sure that what’s packed is actually eaten. Luckily here at Commonsense Organics we have a large variety of yummy things that we're pretty sure your kids will love, but are also.....

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Healthy Lunch Options at our Commonsense Lunch Bar

30 May 2016

We are so proud to be offering healthy lunch options at all six of our stores to meet the needs of busy customers on the go. At any of our six Commonsense Organics stores you can find a lunch bar that has vegan and gluten free options that are all.....

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Interview with Yeshi Taye - Maker of Mamia's Ethiopian Sauce

30 May 2016

Mamia's is an Ethiopian cooking sauce that is made with love in Wellington, New Zealand. Yeshi Taye, owner and operator of Mamia's, was inspired to bring some of her Ethiopian culture to NZ supermarket shelves; and so Mamia's was born...

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New In Store: Bio Inside Organic Snap Frozen Veges

26 May 2016

We are very excited to have a selection of Bio Inside snap frozen vegetables available in our Kilbirnie, Wellington, Mt Eden, Johnsonville and Kapiti stores (coming VERY soon to Lower Hutt as well). ..

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