Auckland-based organic coffee roaster and café Kokako has celebrated its 16th birthday by issuing itself a cheeky facsimile of the traditional Kiwi rite of passage – a learner drivers’ license. The licence features its date of birth, the address of its Grey Lynn café, and the company’s name. We’re pleased to see it’s an organ donor.
April Fools' Day has come and gone, with another year of hoaxes, parodies and general tomfoolery. We look at the contentious day of false advertising, crooked campaign strategies and playful product launches.
It’s unlikely that any boardroom has brought up the issue of climate change and decided on the solution of melting more ice. But in an ironic turn of events, two New Zealand entrepreneurs have launched an ingenious product: Trump ice-head Trays. Encouraging consumers to “Cool down while the planet warms up,” the ice trays are moulded in the shape of a golf-ball size, 360° replica of US President Donald Trump’s head, with all profits going to the Environmental Justice Foundation.