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The Commonsense Kitchen's New Samosas!

5 July 2018

We have started making samosas in our Commonsense Kitchen! They are a little different to the ones we used to stock - they are baked, not fried which makes them a whole lot better for you. And they are made using all organic ingredients!..

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Steps to plastic freedom

2 July 2018

So you've mastered the first steps of going plastic-free - you're probably sipping from a reusable coffee cup as you read this, about to bring your tote bag of stainless steel straws and water bottles to your weekly Boomerang Bag meetup...

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Quick and easy switches for plastic free July

2 July 2018

Plastic Free July is upon us! And while the idea of not buying anything in plastic for a month might seem daunting, we've made it a little easier by compiling this list of very easy substitutes you can make...

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Plastic Free Toilet Paper from Greencane!

1 July 2018

Greencane Ecopaper produce sustainable and environmentally friendly, plastic free toilet paper, kitchen towels, and tissues. They are made from the fibre waste from the sugarcane industry and they are packaged in home compostable paper and cellophane...

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We're Launching a Sensory Friendly Hour!

19 June 2018

We now offer a weekly sensory-friendly shopping hour to support people who are on the autism spectrum, or just need a quiet time to shop...

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Win a Winter Wellness Hamper!

8 June 2018

For the month of June, spend $40 in store or online, write your details on your receipt and you'll go in the draw to win this fantastic Winter Wellness Hamper! ..

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Winter Gardening Guide

5 June 2018

“Growing your own food is like printing your own money.” - Ron Finley –What to do in the garden in winterHave you ever considered using the space you have to grow veggies? We are fortunate in New Zealand that, wherever we live, it’s almost always possible to grow some of.....

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Winter Health Guide - How to Boost Your Immunity

5 June 2018

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

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Brown lentil, coconut, and tomato soup

5 June 2018

The Commonsense Kitchen makes soup for our Wellington region stores - a different variety every weekday!..

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Winter Wellness: Turmeric Mānuka Tonic Recipe

25 May 2018

Our Corporate Services Manager Lucy whipped this up this quick and easy recipe in the office this week, and our team was amazed that something so 'good for you' could also taste SO good! It's divine! Read on to discover Lucy's very easy recipe. ..

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Motherhood and Commonsense

3 May 2018

Mothers are at the heart of what we do here. Our business was co-founded by pioneer and mother, Marion Wood. The reason it began as an organic business was because of the influence of Marion’s mother, Frances, who insisted they farmed using organic practices...

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Plastic-Free Bars - The Ethique-al Choice

2 May 2018

Christchurch based Ethique (pronounced Eh-tique) began life as a young, fledgling business looking to provide healthier, more sustainable soaps and shampoos to the people of New Zealand. After some development and a highly successful campaign on Pledgeme.com, these low-waste, eco-friendly, cruelty-free bars have taken the country by storm...

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