Environmental Film Festival 2010

13 04 2010

The environmental film festival is going to be a treat this year.  It will take place in 8/9th and 15/16th May in Dunedin. This was a great event last year, screening captivating range of interesting films, watched with a warming and delicious fair trade hot chocolate in hand.  We will let you know details soon.


Be Fair

22 11 2009

Winner of the Be Fair competition- its very cool, check it out

Go Otago and OUSA!

15 10 2009


You could not have asked for a better day for the last University market day of the year. Warm, sunny and perfect for grabbing a spot on the Union lawn to watch the bustle and listen to the bands. OUSA were there in force, giving away free hot chocolate to eager students and getting the word out about the new Fairtrade My Uni web site which has just been launched.


And word on the street is that the School of Business is about to go Fairtrade – that is one quarter of the entire University of Otago! And may help to dispel any arguments against the going Fairtrade, if all those clear-sighted commerce lecturers are backing it..


punters happy about hot chocolate!

FTAANZ comes to Dunedin

14 10 2009

Mash cafe in the Octagon

Is it just me or is the whole city abuzz with Fairtrade news at the moment? Perhaps it is just the circles I have drifted through while writing this blog, but the movement really seems to have grown amazingly in the last year. Dunedin has 10 Fairtrade schools, more than any other region and loads of cafes and businesses that have opted for Fairtrade. Recently I spoke to Julia Campbell, of the Fair trade Association of Australia and New Zealand, who was visiting Dunedin to help to facilitate things for those who wish to go Fairtrade. I wanted to find out how she became interested in Fairtrade and just what Dunedin needs to do to become a Fairtrade city. Listen to the podcast below..

second time lucky…

12 10 2009

fairtrade-logoFree hot choc- yum & being FREE its extra YUM. Otago University to become a fair trade campus.  Just in time too, as people are breaking out the jandals and summer gear , and students are set to get their heads down for exams.

This event is whispered to happen this Thursday 15th october 10am- 2:00 in the uni square.

second time lucky, as the campaign was planned to happen 2 months ago.

Guinness book of records attempt in Dunedin

12 10 2009

DSC05467Tomahawk school is attempting to get in the guiness book of records.  Tomahawk school is going through the motions to become the smallest Fair trade school in the world. Listen to this podcast to find out what principal, Richard Aitken is doing to make his school become fair trade and their progress towards being in the Guinness book of records.  Two students offer their thoughts on fair trade.

countdown and fair trade

12 10 2009


Thumbs up for Countdown. The Countdown supermarket in Dunedin stocks Scarborough Fair trade chocolate, Green and Black chocolate and Scarborough Fair tea and coffee.

Great to see countdown supporting fair trade. Scarborough Fair is Australasia’s only fair trade company.  It was formed in 2004 in Auckland and now supplies 1,500 supermarkets in New Zealand with fair trade products.