Time traveller looks for spare parts in NZ Herald classifieds - UPDATED

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  • April 9, 2013
  • Sim Ahmed
Time traveller looks for spare parts in NZ Herald classifieds - UPDATED

A time traveller stranded in New Zealand seeks help in the NZ Herald's classifieds section to go back in time and warn younger self. Obviously he or she will need to wait until the Tiwai Smelter shuts down in order to secure the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity needed for time travel.

This ad reminds us of a similar one in the US, which inspired the movie Safety Not Guaranteed.

Update: It would seem our prediction in the comments from yesterday was correct and it is indeed a part of an ad campaign for Mercury Energy, according to Mercury social media and digital manager Cassie Roma.

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