Starship wraps attracting selfie snaps
Silage wraps are not usually what people want to take selfies with but when they are bright purple with silly faces on them it’s a different story.
Tokoroa dairy farm manager Danni Callander has been shocked by how many people have stopped to take photos with the wraps at the end of her Old Taupo Rd driveway.
‘‘I didn’t think I would get anything out of it but I was standing in my kitchen window and I could hear yelling and screaming,’’ she said.
‘‘I thought there was a domestic going on at the bottom of the driveway so I came out and there were kids hanging out the window trying to take photos.
‘‘There have been hundreds of people stopping to take selfies. I have even had a couple of chocolate bars and nice notes left in my letterbox.
‘‘It seems to be the local attraction at the moment. Normally you get paranoid about people stopping but now it’s just like yeah, I know why they are here now.’’
Callander said the purple wraps, which she has put sticker faces onto, are part of a Zeus Packaging fundraiser for The Starship Foundation for Starship Children’s Health. From each wrap $10 is donated to the foundation.
‘‘The smiley faces are just a little bit extra to make kids laugh when they are driving down the road,’’ she said.
‘‘Last year we did pink wraps for breast cancer but we did purple this year because I have an eight-year-old daughter and by crikey if anything ever happened to her so Starship seemed like the right way to go this year.’’
She said anyone was welcome to go and see the wraps and take photos.
‘‘I have had to take the power off the fence just in case kids climb over. Oh gosh, I’d get in trouble.
‘‘We are not in a hurry to use them, we have got plenty everywhere else on the farm, so they will still be here for three or four months and I think by them everyone would have seen them.’’
Callander said she hoped it would encourage others farmers to wrap in purple.