Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Whittaker’s Firsts for Easter

12 March 2014

Whittaker’s Firsts for Easter

To mark the first ever Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt – a supersized Easter egg hunt to raise money for Starship Children’s Hospital – Whittaker’s is providing a unique 340g 18ct Gold Whittaker’s Slab as a grand prize and producing Easter-themed Creamy Milk Mini Slabs.

The Easter-themed Creamy Milk Mini Slabs feature a unique Kiwi twist – the top quality chocolate slabs are stamped with prints of some of New Zealand’s most treasured native wildlife hatching from their eggs.

For the duration of The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt, chocolate lovers will also see some Easter-themed changes to the packaging of the Fairtrade Creamy Milk Block and 50g Peanut Slabs. Buying any one of these products provides the opportunity to go into the draw to win the Gold Slab, which has been made by Partridge Jewellers.

As part of the partnership with Starship, Whittaker’s is donating at least $150,000 to Starship by donating 10 cents from every iconic 50g Peanut Slab, 20 cents from every pack of its top selling Fairtrade Creamy Milk block and 20 cents from its Creamy Milk Easter Mini Slabs sold throughout the hunt.

During The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt between 21 March and 22 April, 100 giant eggs decorated by top New Zealand artists and designers will be hidden across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. As well as the Whittaker’s donation, Starship will raise funds by auctioning off all 100 giant eggs – each a unique work of art – with 80 of them to go on Trade Me and the other 20 to be sold at a gala event in April.

Holly Whittaker said that since chocolate is such a big part of celebrating Easter, it was a natural fit for New Zealand-owned Whittaker’s to come on board as principal sponsor of New Zealand’s first Big Egg Hunt, in support of Starship.

“We think Whittaker’s chocolate lovers will enjoy knowing that by treating themselves or their loved ones to some Whittaker’s chocolate during The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt they’ll be supporting the national children’s hospital.

“Whittaker’s is a family-owned company that is proud to support worthy causes such as Starship that make such a difference to New Zealanders’ lives,” said Ms Whittaker.

The first event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt follows the Guinness Book of Records-breaking model that has been hugely successful in the UK and has grown to include Dublin, and this year New York and New Zealand.

For more Information about the Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt visit www.thebigegghunt.co.nz.

About Whittaker’s:
• Established in New Zealand over 100 years ago, Whittaker’s is the only major chocolate manufacturer in New Zealand that ensures quality by controlling the whole manufacturing process – from bean to bar.
• With 100% of its operations in New Zealand, Whittaker’s is proud to be an exporter of quality New Zealand produce, as well as one of the largest employers in the Wellington region.
• For the past two years in a row, Whittaker’s has been voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand.

About the Starship Foundation:
• Starship is New Zealand’s national children’s hospital. There are nearly 120,000 patient visits to Starship Children’s Health every year by children from all over New Zealand.
• The Starship Foundation is a charity that raises funds so Starship Children’s Health can better care for its young patients. The Starship Foundation wants every New Zealand family to have access to world-leading healthcare and experiences when they need it most.
• The Starship Foundation raises up to $10 million a year. Donations are extra to Government funding and provide for initiatives such as Starship’s National Air Ambulance Service which brings children from all over New Zealand to Starship for life-saving care, as well as refurbishing older wards, new technology and medical equipment, vital research, boosted family support, staff training and community outreach projects to keep children out of hospital.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

RLWC 2017 Draw: New Zealand Set For A Festival Of Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League fans will have the chance to see the Kiwis in action against the best in the Pacific region for the Rugby League World Cup 2017, as announced today at the Official Tournament Draw. More>>

ALSO:

Non-Pokemon News: Magical Park A Safer Augmented Reality For Younger Audiences

Since May, Wellington City Council has been trialling a new app, Magical Park, in collaboration with the game’s New Zealand developer Geo AR Games, in parks around the city. Magical Park uses GPS technology to get users moving around the park to play within a set boundary. More>>

'Erroneous': Pokemon App Makers On Huge Privacy Flaw

We recently discovered that the Pokémon Go account creation process on iOS erroneously requests full access permission for the user's Google account... More>>

ALSO:

Te Wiki O Te Reo: Te Reo Māori Is For All New Zealanders — Minister

Minister for Māori Development Te Ururoa Flavell welcomes the start of Māori Language Week today and invites all New Zealanders to give speaking te reo Māori a go. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news