Friday, April 24, 2009

New Zealand commercials

New Zealand Insurance NZI
Ad from New Zealand Insurance NZI. The narrator, who has a really strong kiwi accent, presents various things and Kiwi personality stole to New Zealand.

Let's face it; everyone's stealing your stuff. It is better to have insurance.

The ad mentions: Phar Lap horse, Dragon, Split Enz, Crowded House, Maori, Coutts and Butterworth, All Blacks players, Electric fence, Pavlova, Spreadable butter, Dame Kiri ...and many others.

Pineapple Lumps (confectionery made with a pineapple flavoured centre covered in chocolate)

Burger King

Mainland Cheese Cheesemakers

This vintage ad features two old codgers taking a break from their fishing. They play a word game as they walk up to the cottage, connecting species of fish with popular singers. They try Cod Stewart, Squid Vicious, Cinammon Davis Junior, Tim and Eel Finn, Terakihi Kanawa, Tina Tuna, finishing with Pike and Tina Tuna. On the way back from the cheese tasting they find musicians with cheese sounding names: Chubby Cheddar, The Brie Gees, Camembert Humperdink, Mozarella Fitzgerald, Bryan Edam, Stilton John, Colby Stilton Nash and the Beatles. The Beatles? Yeah… Grated Hits!

This ad features bird impersonations. It’s a moa (homophone of "mower"), tern (homophone of "turn") seagull, duck, heron (sounds similar to "hearing") and a crane. Voiceover: “We wait eighteen months for our vintage cheddar to develop that distinctive sharp Mainland taste. Eighteen long months.” “It’s a fantail!”

Gingerbread Haka


Yeah, man?
Where did I come from? Well...

Let me tell you about the birds and the bees
And the flowers and the trees
The moon up above
And a thing called love
When I look into your big brown eyes
It's very plain to see
That it's time you learned about the facts of life startin' from A to Z

That's so cool, dad, because Jimmy Johnstone only comes from Scotland.


“Isn’t the world a great place? I mean just think of all the things we can do now! You can change the colour of your hair, your skin and even your eyes. You can have a virtual pet, an online friend, a second life! You can become a millionaire by selling pixels for a dollar each. You can go back to school after you’ve retired. Men can stay home and look after the kids while women go to work and bring home the bacon. If you don’t have boobs you can just go buy a pair. You can dial a hubby. You can get donuts in 564 different flavours and entertain the whole world from your living room. Now we can do all these great things so let’s make the most of it. Vodafone… make the most of now…”

Ad for Steinlager from the '90s, made for cinema (reason why it is long) and with a twist at the end. The actors are British comedians Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones.

Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones

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