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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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