Commonsense Living

Fair Trade & Organics: What's the Connection?

7 August 2017

Fair trade and organics are part of our core values here at Commonsense. They both acknowledge the interconnection between people, food and the environment. For Fair Trade Fortnight (4-17 August 2017),  we decided to look a little closer at the relationship between fair trade and organics. ..

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Fair Trade Fortunes: Your Foodie Horoscope for August 2017

13 July 2017

Fair trade is at the core of our business: it's one of the three main Commonsense values. It's Fair Trade Fortnight from the 4th to the 17th of August 2017, so we're celebrating everything fair trade...

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What does 'eating ethically' really mean?

11 July 2017

Here at Commonsense, we pride ourselves on being a one-stop ethical shop. But what does ethical eating really mean? Organic, free-range, vegan, vege, sustainably-caught... the list goes on! Instead of presenting a tiny sliver of a multi-faceted issue, we asked some of our people about what eating ethically means to them...

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Your Commonsense Guide to Seasonal Fruit & Veg

25 June 2017

Eating seasonally is just common sense. It's better for us because we're getting fresh, tasty food at a lower cost, and it's better for the environment because less fossil fuels are spent transporting it to our plate...

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Plastic Free July: '10 Ways to Shrink Your Waste’ with Hannah from The Rubbish Trip

18 June 2017

Here at Commonsense, we’ve been passionate about environmental sustainability since 1991! We’re always looking for ways to make our work more sustainable in areas like waste, energy use and the materials we use. We love initiatives like Plastic Free July, and stock a wide range of products that support a.....

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

23 May 2017

MEAT is a beautifully shot documentary focusing on 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 many of us 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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