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2 Real Nappy Weeks in NZ?

Post by FluffyMail » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:46 am

So are we now going to have 2 RNW's in NZ .... can we not come to some agreement to come together and celebrate this event at the same time?

Having 2 events I think is just a bit crazy! :gaah:
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Re: 2 Real Nappy Weeks in NZ?

Post by Razz » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:58 am

when are the nappy weeks? are they like 6 months apart or quite close to each other? (personally i'm not a fan of the name, they sound like a plug for the 'real nappies' brand)
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Re: 2 Real Nappy Weeks in NZ?

Post by Paws » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:00 am

What? I think I missed something. How come there are 2?

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Post by FluffyMail » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:06 am

Well one is this week, a few retailers are following this weeks one (with the UK) Kate Meads on TV talking about it, workshops etc around the country. Then others and I believe TNN will be following October dates (alongside Australia). I just think it is not a good look to have 2 of them. We should all have a united front on this one .... get behind it together, as it just won't have the same impact.
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Re: 2 Real Nappy Weeks in NZ?

Post by Amelia's Mummy » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:10 am

ittibittinz wrote:Well one is this week, a few retailers are following this weeks one (with the UK) Kate Meads on TV talking about it, workshops etc around the country. Then others and I believe TNN will be following October dates (alongside Australia). I just think it is not a good look to have 2 of them. We should all have a united front on this one .... get behind it together, as it just won't have the same impact.


That's it exactly and it is a shame TNN has decided to do something different. It is the International Real Nappy Week for a reason.
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Re: 2 Real Nappy Weeks in NZ?

Post by posh » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:59 am

TNN Inc asked for input from everyone because of the clash with the Australian RNW and many people felt April was the wrong time for RNW (clashed with Easter/school holidays). It was moved because of the feedback received. :shrug:
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Post by Amelia's Mummy » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:09 am

posh wrote:TNN Inc asked for input from everyone because of the clash with the Australian RNW and many people felt April was the wrong time for RNW (clashed with Easter/school holidays). It was moved because of the feedback received. :shrug:


I remember there was a lot of debate and I think it mainly came down to retailers not having the time to organise an expo due to Easter and School Holidays?

This still shouldn't stop people from joining in with International Real Nappy Week as I will be doing both. The more promote of cloth nappy the best.
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Re: 2 Real Nappy Weeks in NZ?

Post by posh » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:13 am

Very true Louise.

TBH - I completely forgot about it - I have so much on!! But I have just written up a note on my Facebook page, and will look to do something later in the week :)
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Re: 2 Real Nappy Weeks in NZ?

Post by FluffyMail » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:24 am

You say "International" does this cover US and the world as well, I was under the impression it were just UK. Correct me if I am wrong.

I still think having 2 dates is confusing ..... yes great to promote cloth but I would rather it be on 1 date altogether, and if we should stick to the original dates then so be it. Imagine the confusion when we have another RNW in October!

My preference was October but my biggest preference would be to go with a date everyone agreed with, and not 2 dates.
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Re: 2 Real Nappy Weeks in NZ?

Post by Amelia's Mummy » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:37 am

according to the Go real site America is not involved in Real Nappy Week so I am not sure if they do one or not? But there are events all over the UK, NZ and even India but this is only going by the places who have registered their event with Go Real.
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Re: 2 Real Nappy Weeks in NZ?

Post by Kaz » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:44 am

International does cover the rest of the world as well: Italy, UK, Canada, Hong Kong plus others.

April suits the northern hemisphere with the onset of spring and warmer/good drying weather. I personally think if it's International Real Nappy week we should go with that, but there was a vote held earlier to see what suited most people and October was the preferred date. It will be an Australia/NZ Real Nappy Week.

The Nappy Alliance opted to stay with International RNW in April as it coincided with worldwide media releases and other advertising (which makes good economic sense). Not sure how much publicity TNN can muster on it's own for events later in the year. :hide:
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Re: 2 Real Nappy Weeks in NZ?

Post by Noisybabe007 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:15 pm

I was confused when the West Auck Cloth Nappy Centre sent me a thing about International Nappy Week - and checked TNN, thinking I must have missed an announcement or something!! :rotfl:

I think the more cloth is promoted, the better, but do agree - 1 week might be easier!

On another note - the Cloth Nappy Centre in West Auck has a few things on this week to celebrate Nappy Week...
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Re: 2 Real Nappy Weeks in NZ?

Post by rebeccal » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:38 pm

I think we seriously need to consider renaming 'Real Nappy Week' (the October one). As Razz said, it sounds like it's all about the Real Nappies brand, plus it is actually the name of this week.

Any suggestions? Washable Nappy Week? Reusable Nappy Week?

I hope those supporting the International Week will also support the Australasian week.

ETA: I see Amelia's Mummy has already suggested this on another thread 8-)

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Re: 2 Real Nappy Weeks in NZ?

Post by rangitotogirl » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:53 pm

I don't think it needs to be confusing. One is International Real Nappy Week, and one is Australasian Real Nappy Week. NZ is both international and australasian so don't see a problem with celebrating both.

I also don't see a problem with TNN just choosing to work with one of them. I don't think retailers should be constrained though if they choose to join in with the international week. :hide:

Just my 2 cents worth, and at this stage we hadn't even thought about real nappy week.
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Re: 2 Real Nappy Weeks in NZ?

Post by FluffyMail » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:59 pm

up until now Robyn though it has just simply been "Real Nappy Week", that is the confusion. We never advertised "International Real Nappy Week" last year, and those prior? It's always just been "Real Nappy Week".
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