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Take care of the beach this summer

Take care of the beach this summer

Trips to the beach often means bringing things that get left behind, but there are lots of ways to look after our local beaches this summer, or others we visit…


Wellness Warrior: Eleanor Ozich

Wellness Warrior: Eleanor Ozich

After a couple of years working long and relentless hours, Eleanor Ozich looked for a simpler way of life and now keeps well with healthy food, self care and…


Wellness Warrior: Aaron Brunet

Wellness Warrior: Aaron Brunet

​Since winning Masterchef in 2013, Aaron Brunet has adopted a whole food, plant based diet and is sold on the idea that changing food choices can have huge…


Permaculture for sustainable design

Permaculture for sustainable design

If you’ve looked into permaculture, you might be wondering how this system of design is different to other ways of gardening and shaping the space where you…


Tips to care for your kids’ hair

Tips to care for your kids’ hair

Why is it that kids’ hair always seems a bit unruly? There are those odd spikes when they first get out of bed, or strange knots after a day of playing out…


Our new kowhai and multi-pack soap

Our new kowhai and multi-pack soap

​Our soap range has a new addition and it’s the lovely floral fragrance of kowhai. We’ll be offering this delicious new soap in a multi-pack of four, which…


Choosing greener appliances

Choosing greener appliances

Many of the things we do to be ‘greener’ at home involve reducing waste, so we often think about reducing plastic packaging or using all the food we purchase.…


Going zero waste in your kitchen

Going zero waste in your kitchen

The kitchen is often the heart of the home and a hive of activity, which is why there are are so many types of waste that might be created. It’s here that we…


Why we’re proudly microbead free

Why we’re proudly microbead free

We’ve been advocating for a microbead ban for many years, and with a New Zealand ban on the horizon, it’s a good time to re-affirm our commitment to microbead-free…


Protein sources for meatless days

Protein sources for meatless days

If you’ve chosen a vegetarian diet, enjoy vegan recipes, or you’re just cutting back on meat and adding more plant-based foods to your day, you might be concerned…


Why you might try fermented foods

Why you might try fermented foods

Fermenting food began as a way to preserve it, but these days we hear a lot about the practice because of the potential benefits for our gut health. Most vegetables…


Podcasts for green living

Podcasts for green living

Podcasts are a great way to soak up information in your spare time. If you’re keen to be more in the know when it comes to sustainability, being a conscious…


How to help kids go green

How to help kids go green

Teach your kids to live sustainably and you are teaching them to protect their future. Here are some ways to make sustainability fun and engaging.


Choosing a home meal kit service

Choosing a home meal kit service

Do you need some new dinner ideas but are lacking in time and inspiration? Food delivery boxes are a healthy and convenient option. Find out which one suits your…


Want energy with your fish?

Want energy with your fish?

We were recently treated to delicious salads at Mike van de Elzen’s Auckland eatery Boy and Bird, and his very yummy ‘Wake up Shake’.

Boy…


Dr Libby’s tips to boost your energy

Dr Libby’s tips to boost your energy

Many of us feel tired and run down as we juggle busy schedules but the good news is Dr Libby has some practical advice we can follow to boost our energy levels.


Five ways to cut food waste

Five ways to cut food waste

In this country we throw about 120,000 tonnes of food out from our homes each year – that’s about $900 million worth and could feed about 260,000 people.…