Highlights from Oxfam's Biggest Coffee Break 2010

Across New Zealand, over 20,000 people took part in Oxfam’s Biggest Coffee Break 2010.

The money raised provided vital funds towards Oxfam's work in alleviating poverty and demanding justice for the world’s poorest communities. At many of the Coffee Breaks a DVD raising awareness of fair trade was shown. Watch the Coffee Break video online (on YouTube).

Below are several photos from the various Coffee Breaks that took place this year, including the Trade Me celebrity Coffee Breaks with Robyn Malcolm, Faye Smythe, Kate Sylvester, Sam Morgan, and Steve Logan and some of the many coffee breaks held at schools and workplaces.

In pictures: Oxfam's Biggest Coffee Break 2010

Click on the images to read the stories. Oxfam's photos on Flickr: Oxfam's Biggest Coffee Break 2010

Fair Trade Me celebrity auctions 2010!

Thanks again to all the celebrities who supported Oxfam’s Biggest Coffee Break in 2010 by auctioning Fairtrade coffee dates with their good selves on Trade Me.

Six Trade Me users bid an impressive total of $8000 to attend a Fairtrade coffee dates with their favourite New Zealand celeb. An hour with Trade Me founder Sam Morgan went for a whopping $3030; a coffee with comedian Te Radar $1200; a night at the theatre with Robyn Malcolm, $710; sharing design ideas in Kate Sylvester’s studio $1000; a delicious lunch at Wellington’s Logan Brown with restaurateur Steve Logan $870; and a coffee with the gorgeous Shortland Street actress Faye Smythe $1100.

Competition winners 2010

Congratulations to our 2010 Coffee Break prize draw winners!

Winner of a years supply fairtrade coffee (kindly donated by Caffe L’affare) for signing up to Oxfam’s eNews: Jannah Carlos Torr, Logan Park High School, Dunedin

Winner of a hamper full of fairtrade goodies (kindly donated by Trade Aid) for early submission of donations received at Coffee Break: Karen McGreal

Winner of a hamper of fairtrade goodies (kindly donated by Trade Aid) for completing the Coffee Break host feedback survey: Libby Hunt, Kowhai Intermediate School, Auckland.

Kids say Fairtrade

Meadowbank Primary School, Auckland
hosted a school-wide lunchtime
Coffee Break and bake sale.

Otago Boys High School, DUNEDIN organised an impressive Oxfam Coffee Break with Fairtrade presentations delivered in both junior and senior assemblies; mufti-day fundraiser raising over $1000; quizzes in the library with a Fairtrade focus and Fairtrade prizes. Well done OBHS!

Meadowbank Primary School, AUCKLAND hosted a school-wide lunchtime Coffee Break and bake sale. In a gem of student-written journalism, the kids noted that “due to collaborative promotion throughout the school, great organisation and help from parents and teachers, we were able to raise $410. This money went towards Oxfam’s work with farmers in the developing world.”

Hundreds of schools learned about Fairtrade and fundraised for Oxfam by holding Coffee Breaks in 2010, some of these schools included:

  • Bay of Islands College, KAWAKAWA
  • Bethlehem College, Bethlehem, TAURANGA
  • Cashmere Primary School, CASHMERE
  • Coatesville School, Albany, AUCKLAND
  • Diocesan School for Girls, Epsom, AUCKLAND
  • Okains Bay School, Okains Bay, AKAROA
  • Flanshaw Road School. Te Atatu South, AUCKLAND
  • Goodwood School, CAMBRIDGE
  • Greytown School, Greytown, WAIRARAPA
  • Heaton School, Stowan, CHRISTCHURCH
  • Hira School, Hira, NELSON
  • Horahora Primary School, Horahora, WAIKATO
  • Kapanui School, WAIKANAE
  • Katikati College, KATIKATI
  • Konini School, Glen Eden, WAITAKERE
  • Kowhai School, Mt Eden, AUCKLAND
  • Leamington School, Leamington, CAMBRIDGE
  • Logan Park High School, DUNEDIN
  • Mahurangi College, WARKWORTH
  • Makarora School, WANAKA
  • Malfroy School, ROTORUA
  • Meadowbank School, Remuera, AUCKLAND
  • Morrinsville College, MORRINSVILLE
  • Motumaoho School, MORRINSVILLE
  • Onerahi School, Onerahi, WHANGAREI
  • Otago Boys High School, DUNEDIN
  • Oturu School, KAITAIA
  • Owhiro Bay School, Owhiro Bay, WELLINGTON
  • Panmure Bridge School, Panmure, AUCKLAND
  • Papakura High School, PAPAKURA
  • Pt Chev Primary School, AUCKLAND
  • Queenstown Primary School, QUEENSTOWN
  • Rangiora Borough School, RANGIORA
  • Rissington School, NAPIER
  • Rotorua Girls' High School, ROTORUA
  • Saint Joseph's School, DARGAVILLE
  • St Dominic College, Henderson, AUCKLAND
  • Te Kuiti High School, TE KUITI
  • Viscount Primary School, Mangere, MANUKAU
  • Wellington High School, Mt Cook, WELLINGTON

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