Commonsense Living

Organic Lunchbox Ideas

31 May 2016

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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NZ Seasonal Produce Guide - Winter

23 May 2016

Shopping seasonally just makes sense. It's better for you because you're getting fresher, tastier food at a lower cost, and it's better for the environment because less fossil fuels are spent transporting the produce to stores and ultimately to your plate...

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Water Filters: why we need them and what we offer

27 February 2015

Drinking water is one of the most important, basic things we can do for every day good health.  Why wouldn't you ensure you're drinking the best possible?..

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Where to Find Free Pallets in Wellington & Auckland

30 October 2014

At Commonsense, of course! Our six stores regularly have free pallets available for customers to collect, just give your local store a ring during business hours to check whether there are any currently on offer...

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How to Introduce Food to Babies Under 12 Months

10 October 2014

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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Foraging for Edible Weeds

20 August 2014

Of the myriad of things nature grows, we only cultivate a relative handful in our farming systems. But there is a world full of edible plants out there...

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

20 August 2014

Your carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide produced by your daily activities and use of material goods.  ..

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Autumn Gardening Guide

2 April 2014

Autumn in the garden is a time for replenishing the soil: adding compost, mulch and fertilizer after the Summer crops have used up nutrients.  It is also the time to be planting out your crops for eating early next Spring.  In the deepest part of Winter nothing grows much at.....

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Keeping Healthy Chickens

20 February 2014

Here is some great information about how to keep your chickens healthy and happy. Catherine Collins, our resident gardening and chook expert, has shared her knowledge with us...

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How to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy

12 September 2013

Eating well before conception, during pregnancy and while breastfeeding can have a long term positive effect on the health of your baby.  In addition to a wide variety of organic fresh produce and dry goods we also stock supplements, oils and herbal remedies designed specifically for use before and during.....

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