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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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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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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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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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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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How To Tell If The Eggs You're Buying Really Are Free Range

24 June 2016

In a survey conducted by SAFE, 8 out of 10 New Zealanders said that they cared about buying free range eggs. As more information comes to light about the horrors of battery farming, it's not surprising that the majority of us like to know that the eggs we’re eating come from.....

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How To Rear a Happy Pig

1 June 2016

We are very honoured and proud to present to you Chatty the Big Pink Pig - major NZ celebrity. Chatty is most famous for starring in an ad for Vodafone in 2015, but since then has built up a following of more than 15,000+ on Instagram, where she regularly posts.....

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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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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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