WHERE have all the Snifters gone?
It's the end of the line for some of our most iconic Kiwi lollies. Cadbury's already stopped making Sparkles and Tangy Fruits, and now Snifters, the emerald-green, chocolate-centred sweets, have been pulled.
Rumours circulating suggest Jaffas the queen of orange-coated chocolate could be next.
For a good few generations, part of growing up in New Zealand has been enjoying all four at the movies. Now when people go to see a flick, the quintessential lollies just won't be there anymore.
A Cadbury spokesperson said they're just not popular enough and production has stopped.
Do you have a favourite childhood lolly that is no longer available share your views email editor@stratfordpress.co.nz
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Looking back&
(Stratford Press February 22, 1978)
Bang and black powder in the air
Loud booms, smoke in the air and laughter and grins of delight from a group of men. The scene is a paddock outside Eltham on a fine Sunday and the occasion is a meeting of the Taranaki Black Powder Club.
Formed last July, the club has 30 members who gather on the first and third Sunday of each month to test their skills of marksmanship with guns minus the sights and other refinement of the modern rifle and shotgun.
The black powder men are enthusiastic antique arms collectors and were in fact members of the Antique Arms Collectors Society.
They wanted to do more than just collect them - they wanted to put them to good use.
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Did you know?
The year 2012 - 2012 is expected to be year of great positive change. It is not the end of the world! Back in 1899 something was identified called Schumann Cavity Resonance. It is the heartbeat or frequency of the Earth.
Since its discovery till 1986 this heart beat frequency was constant 7.8 Hertz per second. From 1986 it started to raise dramatically and in 1998 it was reported to be 10 hertz per second. On other hand magnetics of the earth are dropping dramatically and it is expected they will reach zero point in 2012. Maya calendar and other calendars end in 2012, but it is not the end of the world just beginning of the new one since every 26000 years Earth goes through grand cycle of evolution.
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Are you qualified to be a professional?
The following short quiz consists of four questions and will tell you whether you are qualified to be a professional. The questions are NOT that difficult.
1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?
Answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.
2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?
Did you say, Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator? Wrong Answer.
Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.
3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend.... except one. Which animal does not attend?
Answer: The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. You just put him in there. This tests your memory.
Okay, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your true abilities.
4. There is a river you must cross but crocodiles use it, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?
Answer: You jump into the river and swim across. Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.