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  • Get to know The Farmhouse

    Get to know The Farmhouse

    The Farmhouse is a rural coffee, bakery and ice cream shop; coupled with boutique accommodation located on our 140-acre farm, 5 minutes from Clevedon Village and 35 minutes south of Auckland City.  We were lucky enough to have a chat with Founder and Director Anna...

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  • Sustainable Bathroom Hacks

    Sustainable Bathroom Hacks

    As the world becomes greener with coffins made of mushrooms, electric self-driving cars and compostable packaging, the bathroom can often be forgotten about. It can be overwhelming, not to mention expensive, trying to be eco-friendly in every area of the household, so we have created...

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  • Sustainable Easter Weekend Ideas

    Sustainable Easter Weekend Ideas

    Easter is an eagerly anticipated long weekend which is often full of packaging waste from Easter eggs, decorations and costumes. While the chocolate and hot cross buns are great, the packaging they come in leaves much to be desired. Here at smartass, we’re egg-cited to...

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  • We've all been taking action against climate change

    We've all been taking action against climate change

    Thank you for your work towards a better environment. By being a smartass customer, you have played an essential part in our organisation's commitment to continuing to improve our social and environmental responsibility. With your help, we've managed to reduce our carbon emissions by 1.51 tonnes. This is equivalent...

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  • Have a sustainable Christmas with smartass

    Have a sustainable Christmas with smartass

    Christmas and over-consumption go together like Bacon and eggs or Ross and Rachel. Really, the festive season shouldn’t be a burden on the planet. With a little effort, your smartass toilet paper and some imagination, together, we can reduce the environmental impact of the holiday...

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