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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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Supporting Porirua School Gardens

14 January 2016

Recently our managers visited a number of school gardens in Porirua that Commonsense is proud to support.  The lovely Alicia Rich showed us fruit and vege plantings across Cannons Creek that she helps coordinate as part of the Porirua School Gardens Scheme, an organisation established to support and guide local initiatives...

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Auckland Store NOW OPEN

1 April 2015

As of 8am this morning our Mt Eden store is officially open!..

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Movie Making with Loren Taylor

28 February 2014

Did you know that Loren Taylor used to work at Commonsense?  A few years before you enjoyed her performance in the sleeper hit Eagle vs Shark you could have come in and asked her where the maca powder was...

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Hemp Seed Food Products Illegal in New Zealand?

17 January 2014

Our Managing Director and co-founder Marion Wood addresses the current debate around hemp seed food products being sold in New Zealand...

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Where are we now? Commonsense Organics in 2013

16 August 2013

Recently we took a staff trip to Common Property, the farm owned by the founders of Commonsense Organics.  On that trip we realised how far Commonsense has come and yet how close it still is to its roots.  Jim and Marion still own that land and have built it up.....

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No BPA in Commonsense Receipts

18 July 2012

Our co-founder Marion Wood is concerned, not only for all retail workers in New Zealand, but also for kids playing 'shop' with Mum and Dad’s receipts...

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