Kapi-Mana News : May 17th 2011
5 KAPI-MANA NEWS, MAY 17, 2011 NEWS Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971. www.madbutcher.co.nz Classic Kiwi Favourites Rump Steak & Beef Sausages! Offers valid from Mon 16th May - Sun 22nd May. All Stores Open 7 Days Mad Butcher Beef Flavoured Sausages $4 only .99 kilo All Mad Butcher stores are NOW OPEN to 7pm every night of the week! That's 84 hours a week to shop with New Zealand's favourite butcher! Serving suggestion only Fresh Sliced Rump Steak $10 .99 kilo Save $6kg off our everyday low price! only PORIRUA SHOPPING CENTRE (Opposite Countdown), PORIRUA PH: 238 2563 For 24 hour assistance Telephone 04 298-5168 Graham John Andrew Diane Kapiti Coast Funeral Home 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu 2884679AA Ethical bean counters: Esquires barista Amber Houghton with a handful of the fair trade beans used by the cafe. It is one of several fair trade outlets in Porirua celebrating Fair Trade Fortnight. Fair trade users continue to grow By KAROLINE TUCKEY A growing number of stores stocking fair trade products in Porirua are celebrating their ethical connections for Fair Trade Fortnight. The awareness campaign runs until this Sunday and is themed Show Off Your Swap'', urging retailers, producers and consumers to publicise their use of fair trade products. Esquires Coffee House owner oper- ator Russell Bristow said they were one of the earliest chains in New Zea- land to embrace fair trade, and he believed they are the only fair trade coffee outlet in the North City shop- ping centre. It doesn't hurt us to support causes that benefit others in Third World countries -- and let's face it, coffee's grown in Third World countries.'' The price of being fair trade did not affect the coffee at the point of sale, and while he didn't think many customers were concerned about the ethics of their cuppas, it was a nice feeling to know sales were also bene- fitting the growers fairly, he said. For the growers to have a fixed- price contract, it makes it easier for them to budget and prepare for the year instead of facing the market... at least they've got some idea of what they are going to get for it.'' Esquires coffee was sourced from different markets at different times, but commonly from Ghana, Vene- zuela and Papua New Guinea, though fair trade beans were becom- ing harder to obtain as large chains were increasingly using them, Mr Bristow said. In 2009 Elsdon confectionery- maker Whittaker's converted its biggest selling chocolate, Creamy Milk, to fair trade as a trial. To gain certification all ingredients contained in more than 2 per cent volume needed to be from fair trade sources if available. Fair trade milk powder is not available (New Zealand milk powder is used) but the bar contains only certified cocoa beans from Ghana and sugar from Costa Rica, said Megan Howard, new product development manager. We want to be a socially respon- sible company. We think it's a great idea, and we want to give something back to the Ghanaian community . . . and we think our consumers appreci- ate us doing that.'' Fair trade was more expensive and the cost was absorbed into the whole range, which would have an impact if the entire range was made fair trade, she said. It would increase the cost of the block, but that's something we're looking at.'' While it was hard to gauge the suc- cess of the change Mrs Howard said feedback from consumers was posi- tive. A guide for buying fair trade in the region lists more than 100 outlets selling fair trade products, with nine in the Porirua/Tawa area: coffee from the Streetwise carts, The Rockz Cafe on Lyttelton Ave, Wild Bean cafes at BP petrol stations; and tea, coffee, sugar, chocolate, cocoa and bananas sold variously at Moore Wilson's Fresh, Woolworths, New World, Countdown, and Fresh Direct whole- salers in Grenada North.
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