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


A big organisation - nothing for strong-willed NZers

Thursday, 11 August 2011, 6:15pm

A big organisation - nothing for strong-willed New Zealanders

With tonight’s development that rugbyworldstore.com is now shipping to New Zealand again, we call the Boycott Adidas Campaign a great success, and call it to an end.

The creator of the Facebook group, Carolyn Farrell, as well as spokesperson, Daniel Farrell, thank every person who has joined the group and every media source who has taken up the story.

“This announcement really does end the campaign for us.” spokesperson Daniel Farrell said, “There are people on the group who have said they want to continue the boycott until Adidas lowers the prices. That is entirely up to them, but is not something that I or Carolyn will be taking part in. The group was created for the specific purpose of having this breach of the free market removed, and that is what has now happened. We are proud that we have achieved this. Anyone who wants to continue this, we wish you luck, but will not be a part of that.”

“The group’s description was quite clear about what this page was about.” creator, Carolyn Farrell said, “It said ‘Kiwis show your disgust at the behaviour of Adidas in blocking the sales of 2011 All Blacks Rugby Shirts to New Zealand from rugbyworld[store].com. Boycott them until they either drop the price to the same as the rest of the World pays or let us shop at any rugby shop in the world.’ It was an either/or situation. We have had one of these now, and therefore our job is done – the boycott is over”

Thank you again for all your support, New Zealand. It has been greatly appreciated. We have succeeded. Congratulations, New Zealand.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Worksafe’s Whakaari/White Island Prosecutions Are Good News

Somewhere in Heaven, Helen Kelly must be smiling about Worksafe’s criminal prosecution of 10 firms and three individuals for their roles in the lead up to the Whakaari /White Island tragedy. In tandem with the subsequent coronial inquest, these court proceedings will hopefully culminate in the creation ( finally!) of a central agency to regulate the adventure tourism sector and improve public safety on matters like risk assessment, safety guidelines, inspection, enforcement and injury reporting... More>>


Carbon Neutral Policy: Gov Declares Climate Emergency

The Government has launched a major new initiative to combat climate change that will require the public sector to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. More>>


Pill Testing: Govt Moves On Drug Checking To Keep Young New Zealanders Safer This Summer

The Government will pass time limited legislation to give legal certainty to drug checking services, so they can carry out their work to keep New Zealanders safer this summer at festivals without fear of prosecution, Health Minister Andrew Little ... More>>


WorkSafe: 13 Parties Charged Over Whakaari/White Island Tragedy

WorkSafe New Zealand today filed charges against 13 parties in relation to the Whakaari/White Island eruption in December last year. “22 people have lost their lives in this tragic event. WorkSafe is tasked with investigating workplace incidents to determine ... More>>


Tax: Government Fulfils Election Undertaking On New Top Tax Rate

The Government will today keep its election promise to put in place a new top tax rate of 39 per cent on income earned over $180,000. More>>


Media: Stuff Holds Itself Accountable For Wrongs To Māori

Stuff has today published the results of an investigation into itself, and issued a public apology, for the way the media organisation has portrayed Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand, from its first editions to now. Tā Mātou Pono | More>>


Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>





InfoPages News Channels