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Bee Aware Month: how to choose almonds that help the bees!

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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Recipe: Olivia’s Turmeric Latte Paleo Protein Balls

14 August 2017

Looking for a low-carb snack that gives you the nutrition you need? Olivia Richardson has just the thing: these Turmeric Latte Paleo Protein Balls are high in fat & protein and low in carbs & sugar. So tasty, so satisfying...

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Health & wellbeing: what services do our Health Practitioners offer?

9 August 2017

Health and wellbeing is an essential part of the service we provide here at Commonsense! We sell a range of natural health & beauty products and our experienced Health Practitioners offer advice on a range of health issues.  Want to know more about what we offer? Read on!  ..

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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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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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From un-fair to All Good: how one company made bananas fair in Aotearoa

17 July 2017

It’s Fair Trade Fortnight (4-17 August 2017) and we thought we’d profile one of our all-time favourite suppliers: All Good Bananas. All Good's fair trade and organically-grown bananas are a HUGE favourite with our customers. We’re big fans of the ethics behind the business, too: we believe that All Good.....

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Fair Trade Fortunes: Your Foodie Horoscope for August 2017

13 July 2017

Fair trade is at the core of our business: it's one of the three main Commonsense values. It's Fair Trade Fortnight from the 4th to the 17th of August 2017, so we're celebrating everything fair trade...

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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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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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Your Commonsense Guide to Seasonal Fruit & Veg

25 June 2017

Eating seasonally is just common sense. It's better for us because we're getting fresh, tasty food at a lower cost, and it's better for the environment because less fossil fuels are spent transporting it to our plate...

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