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Serious Coffee and Silly Antics

For immediate release
05/05/08

Serious Coffee and Silly Antics

Fair trade roasters from Trade Aid, Hummingbird, Underground, Switch Expresso, Upshot and Izon Coffee will be pitting themselves against one another in an event for Fair trade fortnight, (3-16th May) happening in the Cashel Mall from 8-9am tomorrow, (Tuesday 6th May)

Each team will take part in a variety of activities including wacky sack races, a latte and spoon race, coffee quiz and coffee harvest life- sized board game. At the event and via Classic Hits breakfast crew fair trade coffee, chocolate and Black Gold DvD's wil be given away. This event is one of a host of others happening in conjunction with fair trade fortnight.

Helen Tulett from Trade Aid Cashel mall says, "Fair trade fortnight is an important time of the year for everyone. It gives the public the chance to learn more about fair trade and how they can make a difference to the well being of disadvantaged producers from developing countries, while also allowing fair trading organisations the opportunity to showcase the diversity of fairly traded products".

Location: Outside Trade Aid Cashel Mall.
Date: Tuesday 6th May 2008
Timing: 8am – 9am


Fair trade!
Fair trade pays producers and workers fair prices for their work, helping them gain the skills and knowledge they need to develop their businesses and operate in the global economy, while challenging unfair trading practices. It is about providing a fair go, not charity. Fair trade is the trading model for a fairer world. It seeks to equalise the balance of power and to provide a platform where trading relationships can benefit all those in the supply chain. A win-win situation for all involved. Fair Trade Fortnight is a great time to learn more about fair trade. Support fair trade activities by attending any of the events listed in this calendar and buy fair trade products – the positive alternative. For more information visit www.fairtrade.org.nz

Choose Fair Trade!
Buy fair trade gifts, toys, jewellery, homewares and more. Find out where: www.tradeaid.org.nz Take part in the supermarket campaign:www.checkoutfairtrade.org.nz Drink fair trade coffee . There are over 100 cafes stocking fair trade coffee in Canterbury alone. Find out where these and supermarkets that stock fair trade products are located: www.tradeaid.org.nz Turn your church fair trade. Find out how: www.cws.org.nz Turn you business or school fair trade. Find out how: www.fairtrade.org.nz to learn more about the real difference fair trade makes.

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