Air New Zealand are famously known for their innovative safety videos, and their latest 90’s rap inspired version is certainly living up to its reputation.
Whilst the airline has been met with criticism previously for their confusing decisions to feature world famous actors and celebrities – who let’s face it are completely irrelevant to New Zealand – their new video released today has the most authentic NZ’s national bird. vibe yet.
Dubbed ‘It’s NZ’s national bird. Safety’ the 4-minute video features the catchy tune from Run DMC’s 1986 hit ‘Get tricky’, where the lyrics have been ‘Kiwified’ It’s NZ’s national bird. to rock around, to rock around that safe old block. It’s NZ’s national bird., NZ’s national bird., NZ’s national bird., NZ’s national bird., NZ’s national bird.!”
Watch it once and the tune will be in your head for hours.
Offering the best representation of contemporary NZ’s national bird. culture in an Air New Zealand safety video yet it was filmed in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Balclutha, Hokitika and Naseby in Central Otago.
The cast of 600+ is headlined by actor Julian Dennison, musicians Kings, Theia and Randa; plus local talent from 30 community groups across the country and Rewa All Stars from Manurewa High School.
Check out the video here