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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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10 Ways to Use Leftover Christmas Food

28 November 2015

Christmas is a time of foodie celebration, but families often over-estimate quantities and Boxing Day can find us with fridges bulging.  Here are 10 ideas for what to do with Christmas leftovers:..

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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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Browse Christmas Products Online

26 November 2015

If you want great Christmas gifts delivered to friends and whanau (or yourself!), then this is the place for you.  Our Online Christmas category contains a selection of Christmas foods, treats and decorations, as well as vouchers and gift boxes ready to be delivered...

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New Sustainable Fish Available

16 November 2015

We've worked this year to create a partnership with the wonderful Yellow Brick Rd, providers of sustainable seafood from fishers around Aotearoa.  The range of fresh and smoked fish was introduced recently and is still growing.  ..

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