Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Operation Tang: Cadbury's Protest

OPERATION TANG: Don't Farkle With The Sparkles!
A Sugar Liberation Army (S.L.A) Media Release

Wednesday October 1st

On the 18th of September, Cadbury's - a self-made Dunedin icon and influential employer of local workers - announced they were discontinuing the production of Snifter's, the sweet, peppermint-coated chocolate snack, a close cousin of the cinema favourite Jaffa's. Tangy Fruits and Sparkles had already been put on the chopping block, but the end of Snifter's was the final straw.

The Sugar Liberation Army (S.L.A) was formed out of desperation by concerned Dunedin resident Leigh Paterson. "I always thought I would protest something like cheese prices - but this is just ridiculous. People just don't care anymore. Someone has to stand up to Cadbury's and tell them the way they are hacking at the childhoods of thousands is atrocious." Ms Paterson added that passing it off as a public health measure to combat child obesity and cavity rates was blatant pandering to the current mode of Nanny State regulation and interference that is plaguing the country. They are also all melamine-free products.

This Thursday October 2nd, the S.L.A will officially launch their direct action campaign Cadbury's, with a peak hour protest outside Cadbury's on Cumberland Street at 5.30pm. Enough is Enough! Don't Biff The Sniffs! Rally your friends and their soft-focus milk bar memories and make a stand when it counts! The S.L.A is the only group prepared to stand up to the hulking corporate Cadbury's and it's Machiavellian remodelling of their sweet treats range.

In a world of financial uncertainty and economic crisis, we turn to nostalgia for small comforts. Cadbury-Schweppes Pty Ltd is denying everyday New Zealanders the sweet, confectionary nostalgia of their forefathers, leaving dreams shattered and grown men in tears from Cape Reinga to the Bluff.


Operation Tang Protest
Thursday October 2nd, 5.30pm
Cadbury's
Cumberland St, Dunedin


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

In the end, Mr Pragmatic calmly read the signs of impending defeat and went out on his own terms. You could use any number of clichés to describe Peter Dunne’s exit from Parliament.

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>

ALSO:

Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>

ALSO:

Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election