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Holiday in Whangarei

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On Easter Monday, Martin and I jumped on the bus and headed up to Whangarei to visit his parents for the week :-)

Happenings

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There's been a lot going on lately!

Two and half weeks ago, our street celebrated Neighbours Day:

Vegan marshmallow Easter eggs

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I've nailed a new Easter egg recipe.  After ludicrously extensive experimentation, I bring you: vegan marshmallow Easter eggs!


This is part of an ongoing quest to love our neighbours as ourselves.  Working conditions in the cocoa industry are terrible and child labour is common.  We want to love our neighbours in far-off cocoa-growing regions by ensuring they have what they need to flourish: a living wage, safe working conditions and, if they're kids, the opportunity to go to school.  But we also want to love our nearby neighbours by showing them hospitality.  For our vegan neighbours at Easter, that means hand-making vegan Easter eggs using fairly traded chocolate, as vegan fairly traded Easter eggs are otherwise very hard to come by.

Fairly traded Easter eggs 2019

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Did you know that at least 20% of the Easter eggs on sale in New Zealand this Easter will be made with cocoa grown by kids who are kept out of school to work?  Kids who commonly work 12 hour days and are frequently beaten.  Who would want to support that?

Fortunately, you don't have to!  Below are some ways you can get your Easter treats whilst helping your neighbours to flourish :-) - the list can also be downloaded as a pdf here.
Fairtrade certifiedUTZ-certifiedEgg-like optionsCocoa-freeOnes to watch out forMake your own!