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How to Introduce Food to Babies Under 12 Months

17 January 2018

Establishing a healthy framework for your child’s diet is one of the most important things you can do to support your child’s growth and development. It will have an impact on their health for the rest of their lives...

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Fair Trade: It's Just Common Sense

17 January 2018

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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How To: Fight Climate Change by Reducing Your Food Waste

17 January 2018

The conversations surrounding climate change often make it seem like an insurmountable problem. When the polar ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising and the whole world is heating up, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that climate change is out of your control...

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

17 January 2018

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.....

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Auckland Store NOW OPEN

17 January 2018

As of 8am this morning our Mt Eden store is officially open!..

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Where to Find Free Pallets in Wellington

17 January 2018

At Commonsense, of course! Our stores regularly have free pallets available for customers to collect which are available on a first come first served basis, so swing by the shop to see if there are any available. ..

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Organic Lunchbox Ideas

17 January 2018

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 we have a large variety of yummy things that we're pretty sure your kids will love, but are also organic,.....

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Choosing the Right Sunscreen

17 January 2018

It has long been known that we need to protect ourselves from the sun and at Commonsense, we sell sunscreens to help keep yourself and your family safe from potentially harmful UV rays. But due to the complex nature of the ingredients found in most sunscreens, we can’t apply our.....

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No Sugar-Coating: My Real-Life 'I Quit Sugar' Diary

Posted by Liz Willoughby-Martin on 17 January 2018

I was brought up on sugar. My bones are made from Angel Delight and hokey pokey. My veins are filled with plum crumble and raspberry liquorice sticks. Sugar is my life-force. That’s why I chose to give it up...

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

17 January 2018

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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Causes We Love in 2017: It’s Just Commonsense!

21 December 2017

Commonsense is founded on values of organics, environment and community. We're proud that every year, at least 10% of our profit goes to supporting initiatives that share our values. We're the primary sponsor of Porirua School Gardens, and our Store Managers also support one-off and regular initiatives at their discretion...

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