Art imitates life with TAB's poultry oracle

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  • October 24, 2011
  • StopPress Team
Art imitates life with TAB's poultry oracle

Youtube VideoGiven the unexpectedly small one-point gap on Sunday night—and the fact that the final was the biggest ever event in the TAB's betting history with over $3 million wagered—the TAB will probably do quite well out of the RWC final. But, much more importantly, its 'prediction chicken' has been shown to have verifiable soothsaying skills. Since the All Blacks' win, there have been a few comments on the YouTube clip, such as 'Heh, guess that chicken actually works', 'Love that this turned out right' and, the best one, 'Fucking Woodcock :D'.

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Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

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  • February 22, 2019
  • Caitlin Salter
Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

On Monday, Whittaker’s launched its latest novelty chocolate-lolly mash up with a chocolatey answer to retro bakesale treat coconut ice. The Coconut Ice Surprise chocolate has a twist though, 20c from each block goes to Plunket – a charity which New Zealanders agree is a worthy cause. However, to relate the chocolate to the charity, Whittaker's has built the campaign around baby gender reveal parties, causing a backlash from the public who argue gender norms have expanded beyond blue for boys and pink for girls.

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