A Manawatu businessman who hired Tui's famous Mangatainoka brewery for a work function says he was offered a choice: would his guests like their beer served by local "Tui girls" in their tight shorts, or would he prefer the more expensive option of models from the capital?Click through for the full article.
Generally, the brewery charges out the leggy Tui girls at $30 an hour each. But for $35, said Miss Tui 2006 Tina Rowe, you could get the more "striking" Wellington models.
Tui's website promises that brewery girls can be "coaxed off the line" for $30 an hour, to make your party a little more special.
Indeed, Tui's head brewer, 28-year-old Kylie Harris, fits the age and gender demographic of a Tui girl, but she certainly doesn't don skimpy shorts to pour beer at parties.
In reality, and this should surprise only the most credulous, the long-legged "Tui girls" do not brew beer, fill kegs and drive trucks like those in the television advertisement. Most of them have day jobs in the big smoke.
But this weekend, Palmerston North Mayor Jono Naylor stuck up for his local womenfolk. Anybody who thought they were "doing better" by opting for the Wellington girls "obviously hasn't seen our local girls", he said.
"Everything in this region is better, including the women," he insisted. "We have gorgeous women. You can't beat 'em".
Tina Rowe, from Elevator Events in Wellington, said she sometimes found brewery girls for Tui, mostly using Wellington models hired out at $35 an hour.
Asked if the Wellington girls were "more pretty", Rowe was frank: "Yes, to be completely honest... there are some striking girls in Wellington."
[Tui Breweries manager Jo Hurst said] "We don't put any ugly ones out there, if that is what you're asking."
The public would be naive to think the Tui girls were brewers, Hurst said.
So what does make a good Tui girl?
Hurst said anyone who had a gorgeous figure, could wear short shorts, and who was outgoing and bubbly. "Big boobs are not necessary."
Those Tui ads irritate me no end. Interesting to see that although their head brewer is a young woman the article doesn't mention her appearance.