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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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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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True Earth - Our Hero Organic Suppliers

1 April 2018

True Earth started growing vegetables in 1992 on our home block, which when we purchased was primarily an extensive sheep farm with a history of low fertiliser and nil DDT use. At the same time we saw an opportunity to grow export squash organically for the Japanese market, so we.....

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An Almighty Achievement: How our local juice suppliers are teaching organic, sustainable farming to our youth.

1 March 2018

We’ve been stocking Almighty Juices since they approached us in 2016 and it’s always been clear to us that these hero suppliers of ours are driven by their values. I sat down with Adán, co-founder of Almighty at his café, Milk Crate on Ghuznee st, Wellington to find out more...

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The Magical Commonsense Coffee from Good Fortune

17 January 2018

As part of our 25th birthday celebrations, we've been lucky enough to be given some extra love by some of our favourite local foodies: Wellington Chocolate Factory, Garage Project and Good Fortune Coffee Co. ..

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Cameron Family Farms

17 January 2018

Nestled in the beautiful countryside of South Wairarapa sits Cameron Family Farms, an extensive organic farming operation set up by Filmmaker James Cameron and Author Suzy Cameron, both keen environmental advocates. Their growing principles are directed by their values - ethical, organic, sustainable plant-based farming and they’re constantly working hard.....

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The Urban Monk: Fantastic Monastic Cultured Food

17 January 2018

We love how passionate our suppliers and growers are, and Christchurch-based Matt Morris is as passionate as they come! Director of The Urban Monk, he takes a spiritual approach to creating delicious certified organic cultured vegetables...

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Born to be Wild: Chocolate, Brazil & Prisons with Marie, Wildness Chocolate

17 January 2018

Marie from Wildness Chocolate is a force of nature. In the past few years her achievements include introducing a new flavour to a nation, buying land in Brazil, starting a chocolate company and working with women at Arohata Women’s Prison. Have we mentioned she’s also mother to three small children?!..

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Interview with Yeshi Taye - Maker of Mamia's Ethiopian Sauce

17 January 2018

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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A hard row to hoe: 25 years of organics with Bremdale Farms

17 January 2018

It’s our birthday on November 7th, 2016, and we’re celebrating a quarter century of years of rich relationships with our growers, suppliers, staff and customers. Some have been with us from the very start...

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Kay Baxter of the Koanga Institute on Edible Gardens & Saving New Zealand’s Heritage Plants

17 January 2018

Kay Baxter holds a lifetime of knowledge and experience, and lucky for us she shares it. 30 years ago Kay co-founded the Koanga Institute and to this day she works to help others grow their own food, save heritage seeds, and live sustainably...

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Interview with Clayton of Baron Hasselhoff's Cookies

17 January 2018

We talk to Clayton McErlane about his Baron Hasselfhoff's organic, vegan, gluten free cookies, and we try a few just to be extra sure of their deliciousness!..

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