Monday, 22 April 2013

Making Waitati the Fairest of Them All

by Louise Bond

Waitati was recently declared the second fairest town in New Zealand by Oxfam New Zealand. Oxfam recently released its list of the top 20 fairest towns in New Zealand based on the number of Oxfam's Biggest Coffee Breaks held per capita over the past three years. Each year Coffee Breaks (or Chocolate Breaks for the young 'uns) are held around New Zealand during Fair Trade Fortnight (4-19 May, 2013) to raise funds that will support Oxfam's aim of a fairer, safer, more sustainable world.

Registrations for Coffee Break are now open, so let's get together and take the top spot. You can do this by signing up to host your own Coffee Break, or by signing up with your workplace, school, church, club, or sports team.

You can learn more and sign up online at oxfamcoffeebreak.org.nz. It costs just $10 to sign up and Oxfam will send you some Fairtrade Certified goodies, as well as provide you with resources and materials to learn more about fair trade and help promote your event.

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