Phantom Billstickers takes local music to the streets

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  • May 25, 2018
  • StopPress Team
Phantom Billstickers takes local music to the streets

Phantom Billstickers is showing its support for New Zealand Music Month with a series of #MusiciansOfAotearoa posters featuring up-and-coming and underground artists.

Each of the posters features a shot from photographer Hayley Theyers' personal project. Those photographed include JessB; Sandra Bell, i.e. Crazy; Hollie Fullbrook; Teremoana Rapley; Ducklingmonster; Heather Mans eld; Celia Mancini; Lucy Hunter; Liz Mathews; Demarnia Lloyd; and Sjionel Timu.

They are all women.

This is the second year Phantom Billstickers has marked Music Month by celebrating the faces behind music being made right now. The idea takes a lead from Phantom’s Poem Poster and Art Poster initiatives, that series endeavour to cast a spotlight on up-and-coming and underground artists who deserve to be more widely known.

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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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