It's a game of inches: hard data used for StopPress' alternative RWC predictions

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  • September 9, 2011
  • StopPress Team
It's a game of inches: hard data used for StopPress' alternative RWC predictions

From psychic Kiwis to psychic cows to the TAB's prediction chicken, New Zealand rugby augurs are looking for signs to give them confidence the All Blacks will break their 24 year Rubber Wool Cup drought. But, like GNS vs Ken Ring, we base our predictions on hard data rather than snake oil, as can be seen very clearly with the first of our weekly, alternative Rugby World Cup infographic predictions that generally have absolutely nothing to do with rugby and were created by infographics.co.nz. This week, if the RWC is to be won 'up front', here are the likely contenders based on average penis size, although it should be noted it may be something of a hollow victory for France as the data wasn't available for Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and Namibia.

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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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