Wednesday, February 26, 2014

'Stolen' giant mango found

My Paper, Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Page A10, News, Top Stories
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Source Website: http://mypaper.sg/top-stories/stolen-giant-mango-found-20140226
By mypaper, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Published on Feb 26, 2014


DISAPPEARING ACT: The Big Mango, a fibreglass likeness of the fruit which is abundant in its hometown of Bowen, had disappeared on Monday.
PHOTO: DISAPPEARING ACT: The Big Mango, a fibreglass likeness of the fruit which is abundant in its hometown of Bowen, had disappeared on Monday.
PHOTO: AFP
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http://www.smartcompany.com.au/marketing/35782-nando-s-steals-queensland-s-big-mango-tourist-attraction-in-pr-stunt.html

 

QUEENSLAND (Australia)
THE "theft" of a three-storey, seven-tonne mango statue in northern Australia has been revealed to be a publicity stunt by a fast-food chain.

The disappearance on Monday of the Big Mango, a fibreglass likeness of the fruit which is abundant in its hometown of Bowen, made international headlines.



Mango Mystery: Seven-tonne Fruit Disappears In Australia
PHOTO: Mango Mystery: Seven-tonne Fruit Disappears In Australia
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Nando's, a chicken restaurant, said it was responsible for "borrowing" the tourist attraction. "We confess Nando's was behind the moving of the...tourist attraction," it said on its website.



Nando’s ‘steals’ Queensland’s Big Mango tourist attraction in PR stunt
PHOTO: Nando’s ‘steals’ Queensland’s Big Mango tourist attraction in PR stunt
By Yolanda Redrup on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 0:49
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The chain said the reason for the stunt would be revealed soon and that the mango would be put back in place.

The fruit, which was unveiled in 2002 as a tourist attraction, appeared to have been harvested by thieves armed with heavy machinery.

A caller to ABC radio yesterday said the mango was lying in the bush behind the information centre where it usually sits. "It's a pretty hard thing to hide," he said.



The Bowen's Big Mango (Seven-tonne)
PHOTO: The Bowen's Big Mango (Seven-tonne)
Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland
By Kristian Silva on February 24, 2014

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http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/travel/travel-news/seventonne-big-mango-stolen-from-bowen-20140224-33c3d.html




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