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Comics Serve Up Ethical Message at Fairtrade Breakfast

Stand-Up Comics Serve Up the Ethical Message at a Fairtrade Breakfast in the City.

Comedians, business innovators, ethical consumers and anyone who’s curious are set to enjoy a special menu of Fairtrade messages and breakfast treats at the Britomart Country Club in Auckland from 7-9am on Thursday 12th May.

Multi-award winning comic, Michele A’Court and Comedy Festival favourite, Jeremy Elwood will embrace the spirit of the Fair Trade Fortnight “Show Off Your Swap” campaign. They’ll be getting loud & proud for Fairtrade and shouting out about how it helps more than six million small scale farmers, workers and their families in developing countries achieve a better life and a more sustainable future.

Special guest speaker will be Senarath Yatigammana from Sri-Lanka. Senarath will share a first-hand insight into how the fair and stable price and the additional Fairtrade Premium have provided a host of social and environmental benefits to whole communities in Sri-Lanka.

A Fairtrade Breakfast in the City is part of Fair Trade Fortnight (7-22 May), NZ’s biggest annual celebration of all things fair trade. Event Organiser, Alex Williams from Fairtrade ANZ said “New Zealand represents one of the fastest growing markets for Fairtrade Certified products in the world. This entertaining and inspirational breakfast will be a great way for businesses and individuals to learn more about how swapping to Fairtrade Certified products helps empower small-scale farmers and workers to trade their way out of poverty - and hopefully inspire them to become a Fair Trade Workplace“ said Alex.

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As well as some early morning laughs, Michele and Jeremy will take on any game breakfasters in shooting a few hoops of Fairtrade netball with Fairtrade Certified balls. An old fashioned photo booth will enable guests to take quirky pics with Fairtrade banana smiles and other creative poses and upload them to and show off their Fairtrade swap to the world.

Breakfast fare will include unlimited Fairtrade coffee and hot chocolate, Fairtrade bananas and banana bread and other healthy options courtesy of Kokako, Caffe L’affare and All Good. Drinks can be taken away in a special complimentary sustainable keep cup from Heart of the City.

Tickets are on sale now priced $15 each and include, a light breakfast, unlimited coffee and hot chocolate and a free keep cup. Book online at


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