Commonsense Living

Beyond the MEAT Documentary: How are Animals Treated on Organic Farms?

23 May 2017

MEAT is a beautifully shot documentary about the stories behind the meat on our supermarket shelves. Directed by David White, it’s a fascinating look at three farmers and one hunter in Aotearoa New Zealand and their relationship with the animals they grow for us to eat...

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Maximum Love, Minimum Rubbish: Jessica & Jim’s Waste-Free Wedding

6 March 2017

When you hear ‘wedding’, what do you imagine? You might think flowers, gorgeous dresses, fresh-pressed suits, bubbles, cake, loving smiles (and tears!) and lots of dancing. What might not immediately spring to mind? Rubbish.  ..

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10 Unconventional Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

7 February 2017

Looking for a something a bit different this Valentine's Day? We’ve dreamt up 10 unconventional ways to show you care...

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Long-distance 101: ten healthy tips for running newbies

6 February 2017

New to long-distance running? We all want to keep ourselves healthy, but if you're new to running it can be hard to know where to start…..

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Where to Eat in Wellington If...

1 February 2017

Looking for a Wellington eatery that offers organic, gluten free, vegetarian/vegan, free range or local food? ..

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Can using a Mooncup REALLY change your life?

Posted by Liz Willoughby-Martin on 9 January 2017

If you’re interested in organics or sustainability, you probably have at least one friend who is a Mooncup Zealot. “My Mooncup is amazing,” Mooncup Zealot says, as you meet up for your weekly turmeric latte after aerial yoga class. “It has literally changed my life.”..

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Your Fad Food Horoscope for 2017

29 December 2016

Wondering what 2017 has in store for you? Well wonder no more, we have searched the skies and come up with some exclusive horoscopes... with a twist! Read on to find out what fad food will align with your star sign in the next twelve months...

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9 Sustainable New Year's Resolutions for 2017

29 December 2016

New Year's resolutions: either you love them or you hate them. If you're the former, then we have a challenge for you. From transforming your home to changing up your daily cup of joe, we've come up with nine epically sustainable resolutions that are anything but conventional. ..

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Emily’s Top 5 Natural Makeup Picks for the 2017 Party Season

5 December 2016

Here at Commonsense Organics, we’re passionate about healthy food. What you might not know is that we’re also passionate about beauty products that are good for you and good for the earth...

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How To Make Your Garden More Bee Friendly

5 September 2016

We are all beekeepers, and the bees keep us. They keep us nourished; at least one third of our food depends on honey bees for pollination. They provide for us in other ways too – in 2014 it was estimated that the economic value of honey bees in New Zealand .....

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