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Boomerangs and Borrow Bags - Our pledge to eliminate single-use shopping bags in our stores.

6 November 2017

As we look around us we see that plastic is choking our oceans, littering our world and finding its way into the air we breathe and the food we eat. Our shopping bags have been plastic free for over 10 years and we’re always thinking about what more we could.....

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A fresh new look! It’s just Commonsense.

2 October 2017

Commonsense Organics has been providing fresh organic food since 1991 (way back before organics was cool!). We’re a family business and our values are right at the heart of what we do. This is not going to change. What IS changing? Our name! We’re shortening our name to ‘Commonsense’ and we.....

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Bee Aware Month: The Dark Side of Nutter Butter

23 August 2017

Almonds? We’re nuts about them! You may have heard about the relationship between almonds & water shortages in California, but have you heard about how the Californian almond industry is affecting the bees? We took a closer look at both for Bee Aware Month 2017...

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Open Minds: why we’re talking about mental health at work

20 July 2017

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week from 9-15th October 2017. We thought this was a great time to talk about our approach to workplace wellbeing at Commonsense. We’ve recently updated our health & safety policy to make it clear that we consider mental wellbeing a core part of staff health...

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Not Commonsense: Our Stance on NZ’s Soft Plastic Recycling Initiative

26 June 2017

At Commonsense, we're passionate about reducing waste... so why aren't we getting involved in New Zealand's Soft Plastic Recycling Initiative? Put simply: we don't think it's tackling the issue in a meaningful way. Read on to find out more. ..

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Causes We Love in 2017: It’s Just Commonsense!

1 June 2017

Commonsense is founded on values of organics, environment and community. We're proud that every year, at least 10% of our profit goes to supporting initiatives that share our values. We're the primary sponsor of Porirua School Gardens, and our Store Managers also support one-off and regular initiatives at their discretion...

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What's on this Winter Wellness Week: 12-18 June 2017

1 June 2017

We’re delighted to be celebrating Winter Wellness Week here at Commonsense (12-18 June 2017). We've got fantastic wellness specials, tastings and workshops, all designed to help you take control of your health this winter. Take a look at our specials online or in store, and scroll down to see what's happening at.....

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Our Online Store Refresh – With All Your Favourites!

27 April 2017

Drumroll please… we’re delighted to announce we have completed a huge update of our Online Store! Our Merchandise Manager Teva has spent several weeks working his way through all our products, and we are very happy with the results. Take a look for yourself and find your favourite products! To celebrate, we’ve.....

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Celebrating our 25th birthday with Commonsense chocolate

29 September 2016

November 7th 2016 will be Commonsense Organics' 25th birthday. We’re going to be celebrating with colourful decorations in store, a big birthday bash, and a month of amazing specials and giveaways. But we also wanted to mark the occasion with something extraordinary...

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Fair Trade: It's Just Common Sense

18 May 2016

This year we celebrated Fair Trade Fortnight from the 6th to the 22nd of May. Fair Trade Fortnight is an annual celebration of all things fair trade and the difference that choosing to buy fair trade products makes for the farmers and workers in developing countries...

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