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SEAWEED - A SEQUESTERING SUPERHERO

4 March 2021

In celebration of this year’s Sea Week (6th-14th March 2021), we decided to celebrate our favourite oceanic vegetable – seaweed. We’ve previously talked about the nutritional benefits and now we’re taking a look at seaweeds’ potential to drive environmental, social and economic impact...

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Commonsense Donations - Causes we loved in 2020

23 December 2020

Commonsense is founded on principles of organic farming, care for our environment and each other. Every year we support initiatives that share our values. Set out below are some of the organisations and groups we’ve supported this year. ..

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Choosing the Right Sunscreen

29 October 2020

It has long been known that we need to protect ourselves from the sun and at Commonsense, we sell sunscreens to help keep yourself and your family safe from potentially harmful UV rays. But due to the complex nature of the ingredients found in most sunscreens, we can’t apply our.....

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Supergreens: Wheatgrass, Barleygrass, Chlorella or Spirulina?

5 October 2020

Supergreens are often seen as are great way of getting a quick fix of all the benefits we know are present in dark green, leafy vegetables. But what are the health benefits and how do you know if a product is right for you? Here's a handy guide to the.....

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Bee Aware: How you can Help our Bees thrive

30 August 2020

Bees are an extremely important and fragile element of our ecosystem. At least one third of our food depends on honey bees for pollination and it is estimated that the economic value of honey bees in New Zealand is over $5 billion per annum...

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Simple Steps to plastic freedom

12 July 2020

It’s hard to deny that society’s addiction to plastic is causing a whole heap of serious environmental harm. In response, more and more Kiwis (equipped with their trademark 'can-do' attitude) are reevaluating their relationship to waste and incorporating low-waste alternatives into their lifestyle...

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Local Lockdown Luxuries

26 April 2020

We’ve been in our bubbles so long now we’ve forgotten what life was like before we became slaves to our sourdough starter! There is an element of ‘groundhog’ day as the days merge into each other and there’s no longer much to distinguish a weekend from any other day...

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Celebration Platters

2 December 2019

You don't have to be a whizz in the kitchen to impress this Christmas! Make the most of the glorious organic summer produce arriving in store daily to whip up delicious, eye watering, no-cook creations in under half an hour...

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Amy McLennan's Make-up Tips for a Fresh look this Summer

1 December 2019

As the air temperature warms and the pohutukawa show signs of bloom, your skin may also be sighing a breath of relief. No longer does it need to be tucked away under layers of clothes, nor subject to winter heating and changeable temperatures which can lead to skin looking dull,.....

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An Easy Ethical Christmas

5 November 2019

The countdown to Christmas is well and truly underway but don’t worry - we’ve got everything you need to ensure that your ethical and sustainable Christmas is a breeze!..

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COMMONSENSE TO JOIN THE GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE

2 September 2019

All Commonsense stores will be closing their doors between 11am-2pm on 27th September to allow staff to attend the Global Climate Strike, a movement led by students demanding urgent action on climate change...

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The Plastic Problem: Our Commonsense Packaging Journey

1 June 2019

Updated 17th September 2020..

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