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  1. An (almost) zero waste home - Food Waste

    An (almost) zero waste home - Food Waste

    Many of us were raised to not waste food, but sometimes things slip through the cracks. And what does, adds up. The average family throws away three shopping trolleys full of food every year.

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  2. 10 things you should keep away from your dishwasher

    10 things you should keep away from your dishwasher

    Did you know that dishwashers can not only save you time and give a much more efficient clean than washing by hand, they can also save you money and can even be more eco-friendly.
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  3. Home Composting 101: Worm Farming

    Home Composting 101: Worm Farming

    This week is Compost Week. So in this three-part blog series, we’re digging into sustainable, garden-loving ways to deal with food and plant waste at home or in your workplace.

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  4. Organic gardening tips for Labour Weekend

    Organic gardening tips for Labour Weekend

    Labour day is a public holiday in New Zealand, celebrating the 8 hour working day. It falls on the last weekend in October when we're enjoying longer daylight hours and warmer weather which makes it a great weekend to get stuck in to the garden so I asked an experienced organic gardener (and my hubby) Malcolm Rands to share his tips for vegetable gardeners.
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  5. Home Composting 101: Bokashi Basics

    Home Composting 101: Bokashi Basics

    This week is Compost Week. So in this three-part blog series, we’re digging into sustainable, garden-loving ways to deal with food and plant waste at home or in your workplace.

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  6. Survey shows kiwis love ecostore laundry detergents

    Survey shows kiwis love ecostore laundry detergents

    Canstar Blue is a division of financial research and ratings company, CANSTAR, which has been operating in NZ for nearly a decade. They use market research to determine customer satisfaction ratings across a range of products and services to help consumers make the best purchasing decisions for their needs.
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  7. Slow Cooked Moroccan Lasagne

    Slow Cooked Moroccan Lasagne

    This Moroccan Lasagne is a fabulous slow-cooked, warming Autumn dish. It is very easy to make and a delicious, super nourishing meal.
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  8. Should you worry if there's gluten in the products you're using

    Should you worry if there's gluten in the products you're using

    For many of us it probably doesn't matter if there's gluten in our moisturiser or shampoo but for people with Coeliac disease or a heightened sensitivity to gluten it could make a lot of difference.
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  9. How safe is BPA

    How safe is BPA

    Campbell's Soup has announced recently that it will stop using bisphenol-A (BPA) in the linings of its cans, despite the FDA continuing to allow its use. This is an exciting achievement for consumers for a number of reasons.
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  10. How to recognise gluten intolerance and simple things you can do about it

    How to recognise gluten intolerance and simple things you can do about it

    Dr. Helen Smith shares her tips and advice for anyone wondering if they might have a gluten related health problem or who simply wishes to avoid gluten in their diet.
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