Dunedin's final running of the balls? video

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The Cadbury Jaffa Race in Dunedin.

The came, they rolled, they got eaten.

Thousands of people occupied every nook and cranny of Dunedin's Baldwin St - the steepest street in the world - for the annual Cadbury Jaffa Race.

That included children spotted collecting bags of broken sweets from the gutters.

Volunteers sweep Jaffas during the annual Cadbury Jaffa Race
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Volunteers sweep Jaffas during the annual Cadbury Jaffa Race

Last month the race, which features three races of 25,000 different coloured Jaffas, was postponed due to severe weather which battered the region

The three races were for charities; Make-A-Wish, Surf Life-Saving New Zealand and Parents Centre.

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The Cadbury Jaffa Race on Baldwin St.
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The Cadbury Jaffa Race on Baldwin St.

Mondelez, the company which owns Cadbury, was yet to announce whether the annual chocolate festival and Jaffa Race, would be held again.

Last month a spokesman confirmed to Stuff that the company did not apply for any Dunedin City Council funding for the 2017 event.

"In relation to the future of the carnival, no decision has been made as yet."

The global food giant announced earlier this year it would stop manufacturing Cadbury products in Dunedin in March 2018, with the loss of 350 jobs.

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The company was still in talks with a third-party producer to take over the manufacturing of Jaffas, Pineapple Lumps, Buzz Bars and Pinky Bars.

 - Stuff

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