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NZ Seasonal Produce Guide - Winter

23 May 2016

Shopping seasonally just makes sense. It's better for you because you're getting fresher, tastier food at a lower cost, and it's better for the environment because less fossil fuels are spent transporting the produce to stores and ultimately to your plate...

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Fair Trade: It's Just Common Sense

18 May 2016

This year we celebrated Fair Trade Fortnight from the 6th to the 22nd of May. Fair Trade Fortnight is an annual celebration of all things fair trade and the difference that choosing to buy fair trade products makes for the farmers and workers in developing countries...

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Winter Health Guide - Boost Immunity, Beat the Cold!

17 May 2016

Give yourself a fighting chance against infection this winter by following this immunity boosting guide! It's amazing how much you can fortify your body against infection by making a few simple changes to your diet and lifestyle. ..

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Fairtrade Chocolate and Banana Cookies

16 May 2016

These delicious cookies were made in celebration of Fair Trade Fortnight 2016 - we think using Fairtrade products makes them taste all the more delicious. We love eating them straight out of the oven (after a bit of time to cool, obviously - we don't want to burn our tongues!) with.....

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The Kiwi Rainforest We're Sponsoring & How it's Helped Us Be Carbon Positive

19 February 2016

Every business produces carbon emissions, no matter how much effort they put into reducing their use of resources - and we are no different.  For us environmental and social sustainability are two of our key values as a business, and the opportunity to offset our carbon emissions is very important.....

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Waitangi Public Holiday Deliveries and Store Hours

28 January 2016

This year Waitangi Day falls on a Saturday, so the public holiday is transferred to Monday 8th.  This affects our store and delivery operations, please check below for your local's details:..

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Supporting Porirua School Gardens

14 January 2016

Recently our managers visited a number of school gardens in Porirua that Commonsense Organics are proud to support.  The lovely Alicia Rich showed us fruit and vege plantings across Cannons Creek that she helps coordinate as part of the Porirua School Gardens Scheme, an organisation established to support and guide local initiatives...

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Catering for Everyone on Christmas Day

27 November 2015

Can everyone you're celebrating with eat the classic Christmas fare?  Here are some ideas for gluten free, vegetarian, dairy free and sugar free Christmas food. ..

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Making Christmas Prep Easier

27 November 2015

This time of year often passes in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it rush, and before you know it Christmas Day is upon us.  Here are some ways to make Christmas a little easier so you can focus on the fun:..

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Marion's Christmas Pudding Recipe

27 November 2015

This recipe for christmas pudding is a classic in the family home of our founders Jim and Marion.  Rich and traditional, this pudding is a real delight. ..

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