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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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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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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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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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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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