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Sylvie's Story: The Birth of Toxic Free Nail Polish

3 May 2019

When SCOUT Cosmetics founder Sylvie Hutchings wanted to find effective, natural, and organic cosmetics that also delivered on performance she found very little that lived up to her high standards. Sylvie is not someone inclined to give up, so she set out to create the types of products she would.....

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Peter Robson - Common Property

19 April 2019

Peter Robson grows the tastiest strawberries in the country – he's such a skilled grower he has been known to supply us with the delicious red berries as late as July! Peter lives in the farmhouse at Common Property: for most of his working life he has been involved in.....

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Sean Moffat - Common Property

18 April 2019

Sean is the manager of Common Property. He was born on a dairy farm in Norfolk and was brought up around conventional farms, where he learned heaps of skills he still uses every day. His interest in mechanics led him to do a degree in Agricultural Machinery and Advanced Welding...

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Robert Glensor - Purebread

18 April 2019

Robert Glensor has been baking certified organic bread since 1996 and Purebread was the first bakery to become organic. Purebread is made with high quality Australian organic flour which Robert describes as "beautiful velvet flour". ..

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Mayatiita Southerwood - Prana Greens

18 April 2019

Mayatiita grows microgreens in a greenhouse at Common Property and he reckons that microgreens are still Wellington’s best kept secret...

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Reuben Nicholas - Common Property

18 April 2019

Reuben is one of the many growers operating out of Common Property and he lives with his partner in a converted cow shed on the farm. He has built himself a tiny house in the back yard and transports his crates in an electric van...

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Alan Browne - Kapiti Organics

18 April 2019

Alan grows the best organic salad mix in the country containing up to 14 different salad varieties, especially in the summer. His business, Kapiti Organics, operates out of a large plot on Common Property which he runs with his wife, Gill...

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Te Horo Harvest

17 April 2019

Barbara Harford and Lawrence Silas have been developing their OFNZ certified property, Treehut Farm in Te Horo since 2011, planting a new orchard including almonds and berryfruit and developing a forest garden. The chicken barn (built in 1904) is now a commercial kitchen where Barbara makes a wide range of.....

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Pasture Poultry - Organic Eggs

17 April 2019

Pasture Poultry was established over 20 years ago by Pauline and John Blaikie in Rewa, Rangitikei; after two decades of hard work Pauline and John decided to take a well-deserved rest - enter Sentry Hill Organics, a like-minded outfit based on a 200 hectare, 6th generation family farm near Takapau,.....

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True Earth - Commitment to Quality

16 April 2019

True Earth is an organic family farm run by Scott Lawson and Vicki Meech, situated in the sunny Hawkes Bay province. Described as ‘the fruit bowl of New Zealand’ the area is known for its highly productive soils and clean water in the rivers and aquifers...

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Holistic Hair

1 March 2019

Holistic Hair is a brand truly putting the “care” back into haircare. With their science-based approach to healthy hair and a goal to be the leading natural haircare brand of choice we thought it was time to catch up with owner Nicky James-Baird to discuss their plans to turn us.....

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Meet Totally Kiwi Oils!

1 December 2018

Commonsense has been stocking Totally Kiwi's organic cold pressed flax seed oils since 2016 and decided it was high time we caught up with the good people responsible for making them!What inspired the beginnings of your company? Our family business Bio Oils Ashburton has been cold pressing NZ grown, fully.....

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