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Green MP to launch Dunedin 'Buy Local' campaign

16 April 2004

Green MP to launch Dunedin 'Buy Local' campaign

Green MP Mike Ward will be launching the Dunedin Greens' 'Buy Local' campaign when he visits the city on his South Island Trike tour this weekend.

Mr Ward, the Green Party Spokesperson on Small Business, will kick off the promotion by visiting some of the businesses that have already got on board and presenting them with their 'Buy Local' stickers. The Dunedin Greens will then be approaching other companies over the next few months to ask them to encourage their customers to 'Buy Local'. They will also be installing a 'Buy Local' window display at their Stewart Street office.

Nelson-based Mr Ward, 61, is cycling 1021km from Bluff to Nelson to promote how easy it is to be Green and to gather stories to take to Parliament. A North Island leg will follow next spring.

Mike Ward's Dunedin Itinerary this weekend

Today, Friday, April 16

- Arrival 3.30 pm: Mike cycles in from Portsmouth Drive/Strathallan Road to Octagon 4.00 pm: Welcome by Mayor Sukhi Turner and meeting at the Dunedin City Council 5.15 pm: Visit to Emerson's Brewery, 9 Grange Street. 6.00pm: Visit to Dunedin City Council Expo

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 17

- Tour of 'Buy Local' businesses 8.30am: The Otago Farmers' Market at the Dunedin Railway Station 9.35am: Eco-New Zealand, 3 Octagon. Locally made woollen knitwear. 10.00am: Adventure Outfitters, 355 George St. Locally made outdoor clothing. 10.20am: Tangenté, 111 Moray Place. Local organic produce cafe. 10.50am: Taste Nature, 59 Moray Place. Organic produce. 11.05am: Aduki, Moray Place. Locally designed and manufactured fashion. 11.20am: Totally Otago, 73 Princes Street, Regionally produced and themed tourist-targeted products. 11.35am: Outré, 101 Stuart Street. Locally produced art, jewellery, craft and fashion. 11.50am: The Taieri Gorge Railway, Railway Station.


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