Source: Whangarei District Council
Updated: 20/08/2019 9:24 p.m.
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Council’s customer services staff celebrated the District’s second year as a Fairtrade District this month with a small feast of bananas.
Whangarei District first decided to set off on the Fairtrade path in 2015. It took a couple of years to qualify, but was awarded the status by the Fairtrade Association of New Zealand in 2017.
Being a Fairtrade District supports Fairtrade producers and farmers in developing countries and also raises awareness within our District and community, which may help develop and promote the Fairtrade movement and the market for Fairtrade Goods.
It sits alongside Council’s adoption of a Sustainability Strategy, that aims to get the organisations adopting sustainable practises in its every day business.
Bananas have become symbolic of the Fairtrade movement, supporting banana growing in fair conditions, ensuring farmers and workers receive a fair sale price and wages, and can grow fruit sustainably, free from chemicals.
When you buy Fairtrade you are supporting gender equality, the eradication of child labour, fair prices and wages for farmers and workers, and improving the environment.
Follow the link below for more information on our Sustainability Strategy.
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