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Wise Cicada Wins – Most Sustainable Business in Newmarket – Newmarket Business Awards 2017

June 23rd, 2017 Posted by Competitions, Events, Go Organic, The Eco-Friendly Household, The People & Ethics Behind Your Favourite Products No Comment yet

Susstainable Award 2017

We’d like to congratulate all our fellow winners and thank Newmarket Business Association, all judges and sponsors.

On Thursday 22nd June  the prestigious 2017 annual Newmarket Business Awards, was hosted at the Langham Hotel by Newmarket Business Association (NBA) and  major sponsors Bayley’s and Continental Cars.

The independent judging panel consisted of  Andy Hamilton (Icehouse), Anne Norman (James Pascoe Group), Anthony Hoy Fong (Chef), Jayne Atherton (Business Editor, Sunday Star Times – Fairfax), Michael Barnett (Auckland Chamber of Commerce), Michelle Vogt (Mint Consulting), Stewart Sherriff (2degrees) and Wynnis Armour (Armour Consulting). Sponsor judges included Rachel Dovey from Bayleys, and Steve Beaumont from Continental Cars.

NBA’s CEO, Mark Knoff-Thomas says the Newmarket business scene is thriving, “We always love these awards, as they bring together some of the best we have on offer in Newmarket. With just under 100 entries and 330 attendees who celebrated in typical Newmarket style on the night, this year was our biggest ever!” says Mark.

The Newmarket Business Excellence Award Winners for 2017:

‘Employer of the Year’sponsored by ANZ: The Mind Lab by Unitec

• • ‘Retailer of the Year’sponsored by Hayes Knight: Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear

• • ‘International Retailer of the Year’sponsored by Westfield Newmarket: CITTÀ

• • ‘Best Innovation of the Year’sponsored by Vector: Tech Futures Lab

• • ‘Best Customer Experience’sponsored by Recognise & Reward: Glamour Boutique

• • ‘Best Bar/ Restaurant of the Year’sponsored by Newmarket Business Association: Burger Burger

• • ‘Best Café of the Year’sponsored by Countdown Newmarket: Cali – All Day Eatery

• • ‘Best Small/ Medium Business of the Year’sponsored by 2degrees: AML Solutions

• • ‘Best Medium/ Large Business of the Year’sponsored by Multi-Media Systems:Vend

• • ‘Young Business Person of the Year’sponsored by Rotary Newmarket: Olivia Vincent – Muse Boutique

• • ‘Most Sustainable Business of the Year’sponsored by SBM Legal: Wise Cicada

• • ‘Newmarket People’s Choice’ Award 2017: Glamour Boutique

• • ‘Newmarket Supreme Winner’ Award for 2017: Tech Futures Lab


NEW – Ready Made Organic Latte Bases – Turmeric – Chai @ Wise Cicada

June 8th, 2017 Posted by Go Organic, The Latest & Greatest, Uncategorized No Comment yet


We’ve all tried it here at Wise Cicada and rate the flavour highly. So if you don’t want to ‘muck around’ daily with yellow powder or juice, a dollop of this organic paste is really convenient.

Golden milk, made from turmeric, is an old ayurvedic remedy, calming for the mind and healing for the body.  Golden Heart Turmeric drink is also made with pepper and oil to makes the curcumin much more bioavailable.

Just mix a teaspoon of Golden Heart Turmeric drink paste into a  cup of milk (we prefer rice milk), heat it, and you are good to go.

The Golden Heart Chai is full of flavour and goodness. It is made with real ceylon cinnamon, free of the toxic coumarin found in cheaper cinnamons. Just put a teaspoon into your choice of tea and add milk (optional)  to get the full Chai experience and healing qualities.

Purchase Organic Turmeric Drink Online

Purchase Organic Chai Drink Online


Yogi Turmeric Smoothie Bowl – Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free Recipe from Wise Cicada Kitchen

June 7th, 2017 Posted by Go Organic, Recipes, Smoothies & Juices No Comment yet



frozen organic banana (1.5)
1/2 shot spray free fresh turmeric juice (15mls)
1 organic date (pitted)
1/5 tsp organic cinnamon
sprinkle organic black pepper
a few drops of fresh spray free ginger juice
200 mls organic coconut milk

Blend until smooth. Pour into your most stylish vessel and top with organic fruit,
raw granola and any other nutritious pieces that take your fancy.

Our New Autumn / Winter Menu – Gluten Free – Vegan – Organic – Wise Cicada

May 18th, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Go Organic, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet


Workshop – Make Your Own ‘Up-cycled’ Dream Catcher

March 28th, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Events, Go Organic, Kid's School Holiday Fun @ Wise Cicada No Comment yet


Workshop – Make Your Own ‘Up-cycled’ Dream Catcher

Saturday, April 22 at 9:30 AM – 11 AM @ Wise Cicada – More About Wise Cicada

Kids and adults alike are invited to join artist Lyn-marie, of Dizzie Pixie Designs in a fab’ morning of Dream Catcher creating @ Wise Cicada. There’s no age limit for this fun workshop! All materials will be provided, but you can bring along some of your own treasures to weave into your dream-catcher if you like.

Lyn-marie specialises in up-cycling – using various trash and treasures, pre-loved jewellry and unwanted accessories and all sorts of other random bits and bobs. That are just too fab to just be thrown away…….each dream-catcher is unique and made with love.

Materials Fee $5 Each
To Book Email   More Kid’s Events @ Wise Cicada 

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Lyn- Marie also creates made to order dream catchers using your own jewels,lucky charms and treasures, she also creates Happy-Hangers, Rag Heart Garlands, Lucky Horse Shoes, ear rings, wall hangings and mobiles.

Re-use, Re-love, Re-cycle and of course keep dreaming..

Dizzie Pixie is also available for Workshops and Birthday Parties

Looking for a Kid Friendly Space in Newmarket – Wise Cicada is it!

March 24th, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Go Organic No Comment yet

We’re a Kid Friendly Space!

Our new store at 88 Broadway is much more conducive to a relaxing dining / shopping experience when you have your children with you.


Here’s why:
– We have outdoor seating and a garden deck.

– Our deck has a blackboard to draw on.

– It’s exciting to watch the trains go right past and wave at the passengers.

– There’s a dedicated play area in the cafe with toys and books.

– There is free customer parking outside the store.

– We’ve a baby changing area provided.

– Our healthy, nourishing food is organic, vegan and largely allergen free (excludes nut allergies)
– We’re organic!

– We’ve sugar free and chemical free snacks and organic fruit in the store, so treats will only ever be healthy with us.

– Wise Cicada has a friendly atmosphere and the large spacious store make it easy to shop with kids in tow.

– Our range of crystals (especially the $3 ‘treasure’ bin) is highly appealing for little ones. (More natural than the $2 shop for a small gift)

– We have large tables so it is a great place to bring a coffee group along to.

– We have experienced empathetic naturopaths and homeopaths on hand in the retail space to offer you a wealth of knowledge and free advice about natural supplements and wholefood eating.

– Kids Events in the school Holidays. More Info



Raspberry Bliss Cups – Recipe from Our Chef’s Diary

March 24th, 2017 Posted by Divine Desserts, Go Organic, Recipes 2 comments

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Raspberry Bliss Cups – Simple to Make and Delicious!

Organic Vegan Chocolate ( We Like Lubeca)
Organic Peanut Butter
3 Tbsp White Chia Seeds
1.5 Cup Lemon Juice
3 Cups Frozen Organic Raspberries

Melt chocolate gently and pour into small cupcake or chocolate moulds, allow to set and release from moulds.

Spoon a little organic peanut butter into the base of each chocolate vessel.

Create a raspberry chia jam by blending the defrosted berries, lemon juice and chia. Leave to set for at least an hour. If the texture is too runny, add more chia seeds.

Spoon chia raspberry jam into the moulds and garnish with seasonal fruit.


We Now Have an Organic Certified, Freeze Dried, Tropical Fruit Option on the Wise Cicada Shelves

March 21st, 2017 Posted by Go Organic, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet


This high quality tropical fruit is preserved with all original nutrients, flavour and colour retained. The freeze-drying process is 100% chemical free. Fruit is frozen, then dried by reducing the surrounding pressure to allow the frozen water in the material to sublimate directly from the solid phase to the gas phase.

And now that you’ve heard the technical  part, we must also remind you how diverse and wonderful an ingredient these concentrated parcels of flavour, colour and nutrition can be for enhancing your creative cooking endeavours.

La Petite Epicerie Saigon, a company founded by three young French food lovers in Ho Chi Minh City in 2013, has recently set up a New Zealand distribution division. This means we now have some exciting new organic options coming through to fill gaps in the organic dried goods aisles and the local seasonal market.

View Product Online:

Organic Banana 30g $5.40
Organic Papaya 15g $5.40
Organic Pineapple 20g $5.40

Hemp – One of the Most Nourishing ‘Fodders’ You Can Give Your Pets. In Store Now

February 21st, 2017 Posted by Go Organic, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet

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Hemp – A Nutritious Animal Feed – NZ Grown, Certified Organic (Animal Food Only)

Organic Hemp Flour  1 Kg $31.90 – Purchase Online
Organic Hulled Hemp Hearts (Seeds) 1 kg $79.90 Purchase Online 250g $23.90 Purchase Online
Organic Cold Pressed Hemp Oil (Coming Soon)

The Nutrition for Your ‘Pet’:
High Quality Complete Protein
Amino Acids
Essential Fatty Acids
Vitamins & Minerals
vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, zinc

Health Benefits for Your ‘Pet’:
Benefits Health of Skin & Coat
Promotes Cardiovascular Health
Supports Energy Levels
Supports Neurological Function
Anti-inflammatory Support
May Help Skin Allergy Symptoms

The flour contains good amounts of soluble and insoluble fibre

Hemp seeds contain minimal trace amounts of THC. Commercial animal hemp fodder is tested to ensure THC levels are below 0. 3%

Technically, hemp seeds are classed as a nut, containing high amounts of oil and protein.


The People & Ethics Behind Moumoukai Hemp

Moumoukai Hemp is a kiwi owned and operated industrial hemp farm, producing hemp products at 36 degrees latitude.

The team is made up of three people passionate about hemp, each bringing our own set of creative, medical and engineering skills to the vision and reality of Moumoukai Hemp.

They want to support a health and environment conscious public and believe there is a way to live without pesticides and pollutants.







Go Blue – Organic Blueberry Juice from Monavale Orchard

February 9th, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Go Organic, Latest Science Backs Up Your Health Choices, The People & Ethics Behind Your Favourite Products No Comment yet


The Power of ‘Blue’ |

Purchase 500mls $21.95     Purchase 2oomls $9.60    Purchase Freeze Dried Powder  150g $21.50

Nutrients in fresh blueberries:

1 cup serving (125g)
Vitamin C 25% daily requirement
Dietary fibre 20%
Manganese 12%
Vitamin E 10%
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 8%
Calories (81) 4%

Packed with antioxidant phytonutrients called anthocyanins, blueberries neutralize free radical damage to the collagen matrix of cells and tissues that can lead to cataracts, glaucoma, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, peptic ulcers, heart disease and cancer. They also fight sun damage to skin and may thwart the effects of Alzheimer’s and other age-related diseases. Blueberries also contain 6ug./100g of folic acid. Folic acid benefits the fetus during pregnancy and may help guard against cervical cancer.

Researchers at Tufts University, USA, focused on the antioxidant characteristics of 40 different fruits and vegetables, particularly the phytochemicals called flavonoids. And blueberries came out tops. One serving of blueberries provides as many antioxidants as 5 servings of carrots, apples, broccoli and squash.

Blueberries may also be effective at lowering cholesterol and have fewer side effects than commercial drugs (Info c/- Monavale Blueberries Ltd

Blueberries are:
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • high in dietary fibre
  • a source of Vitamin A & C
Blueberries have:
  • cancer fighting properties
  • anti-aging properties
  • anti-inflammatory properties
  • a fat-fighting compound
  • help lower cholesterol
  • contain folic acid
  • increase neuronal communication
  • inhibit pain and inflammation caused by arthritis
  • help short & long term memory
  • help muscle recovery & brain function after strenuous exercise
  • enhance motor skills
  • can reduce the risk of haemorrhoids
  • can slow or even reduce degenerative brain diseases such as dementia & Alzheimer’s disease
  • protect against heart disease
  • inhibit cell damage
  • protect against diabetes
  • improve eyesight
  • help prevent urinary tract infections
  • maintain healthy skinWe’ve established that blueberries are good for us, but they are even healthier if they are grown organically.Growing blueberries organically means no use of herbicide, pesticide, genetically modified inputs and chemical fertilisers. All products used are from natural sources.A survey by the US Dept of Agriculture in 2002 showed that 73 percent of conventional crops contained at least one pesticide residue. Conventional crops were six times more likely to have multiple pesticide residues. Over 90 percent of conventional apples, peaches, pears, strawberries and celery were contaminated.

    But research shows that organic fruit and vegetables actually have more nutrients than conventional.
    In a study of organic versus conventional fruits, vegetables and grains, V Worthington showed that organic crops showed significantly more vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus and significantly less nitrates than conventional crops. There were non significant trends showing less protein but of a better quality and a higher content of nutritionally significant minerals with lower amounts of some heavy metals in organic crops compared with conventional ones.
    Organic certification is a process which assures the consumer that growing standards have been met. (Info from Monavale Blueberries Ltd)