Fairtrade ANZ's Blog

  • Look for the Fairtrade Mark

    Claims vs Certification

    25 July 2018 by Juno Scott-Kelly

    Unregulated Market

    In New Zealand, there is no government regulation around the use of the term  Fairtrade. As such the responsibility is on you to check the validity of claims, particularly if a product does not carry an independent certification mark.  In some cases, products can claim themselves as Fairtrade, fair trade or fairly traded, but can, in fact, be far from it. Greenwashing is often used, by promoting a product as more 'green' and environmentally friendly than what is true.


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  • Fairtrade ANZ welcomes organic ginger

    3 July 2018 by Kahukura Bennett

    Fairtrade ANZ is excited to announce the certification of the first ever Fairtrade ginger growing organisation in the Pacific - Wainunu Organic Growers Association (WOGA)! Located a rough and tumbling three hours’ drive from Labasa, Within Fiji’s fourth largest town, WOGA is made up of a membership of seventeen households.

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  • World Day Against Child Labour Children at School

    There are 151m children in child labour; that’s 151m reasons to stop the practice.

    7 June 2018 by Molly Harriss Olson

    From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, agriculture plays a major role in our everyday lives. Unfortunately, it is also the industry responsible for 108 million child labourers globally, or more than 70 percent of all child labour.

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  • Cocoa producers from CANN in the Ivory Coast

    Why the Commonwealth can mean more than medals

    16 April 2018 by Molly Harriss Olson

    Every four years, Australians are reminded of that remnant of British imperialism, the Commonwealth. And every four years, we ask ourselves the same question: is the Commonwealth really relevant?

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  • mei yeni at the hospital in Sumatra

    World Health Day: Changing health outcomes one farming community at a time

    31 March 2018 by Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand

    As we reflect on World Health Day, consider this one story of hope.

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  • Cocoa farmer who grows Fairtrade certified cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire

    Ferrero chocolate a treat for farmers too

    21 March 2018 by Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand

    In Côte d’Ivoire there’s a union called ECOOKIM, made up of 23 cocoa-growing cooperatives covering more than 10,000 individual cocoa farmers. And they just got some very good news.

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  • Conscious Consumers lets you filter Fairtrade products near you

    Locate Fairtrade products near you with Conscious Consumers

    10 January 2018 by Fairtrade New Zealand

    Admit it. You whip out your wallet multiple times per day, often to spend on tasty food and drinks. And while your bank balance might not be too thrilled with your three-lattes-before-midday habit, there is a simple way to make sure your spending sprees are good for something.

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  • C-CAT coffee producers sorting on raised beds

    Cooperativa Comercio Agricola de Timor becomes Fairtrade certified

    20 December 2017 by Fairtrade Australia New Zealand

    Coffee is Timor-Leste’s second largest export following oil, however, gaining access to the international market is a significant barrier for many farmers. For the coffee producing organisation Cooperativa Comercio Agricola de Timor (C-CAT) this was no different.

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  • PNG

    Coffee & Conversation: Molock Terry from PNG visits NZ

    12 October 2017 by Juno Scott-Kelly

    Surrounded by loamy grasslands, volcanic foothills, and limestone river basins lies Unen Choit, a small coffee cooperative home to around 1,200 coffee farmers in Papua New Guinea. Accessible by boat or plane only, this remote cooperative found in the Morobe region is where coffee production all began when it first arrived in the country.

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  • Makaibari Tea Estate

    Fairtrade's Impact - How do we measure up?

    5 October 2017 by By Arisbe Mendoza Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Fairtrade International

    Have you ever seen those house makeover shows? The ones where they transform a family’s run-down, drab house into a dazzling dream home in the space of a week, and everyone marvels at the before and after pictures.

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