Roses are red—and made of newspaper

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  • February 13, 2012
  • StopPress Team
Roses are red—and made of newspaper

Youtube VideoTui-drinkers are widely renowned as hopeless romantics. But some of them obviously need a bit of help to grease the wheels of love. So Tui and Saatchi & Saatchi have come to their aid by finding another use for the newspaper and creating a gift to help impress the missus (or the mister). Much like the alternative strip for Tuatara by Y&R Wellington last year, a bunch of foldable DIY roses is included in every edition of today's New Zealand Herald, which means these sensitive new age guys "can keep [their] dosh for a dozen of another kind."  

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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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