Oh my reindeer: Air New Zealand helps create the nicest Christmas ever

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  • November 30, 2018
  • StopPress Team
Oh my reindeer: Air New Zealand helps create the nicest Christmas ever

An accidental email has a good outcome for this year's Christmas as Air New Zealand helps naughty kids make it onto Santa's nice list.

The ad, by Aussie agency Host Sydney, watches as Santa accidentally sends his Naughty List to Elvis Anderson instead of his Elves.

When Elvis discovers he's made the list, he calls gathers his fellow Naughty List makers at a summit where representatives of each country pledge to reduce their bad behaviour.

Argentina plans to reduce its personal gas emissions by 27 percent, while England vows to eat its vegetables and Japan sets a goal to reduce hair-pulling by 30 percent.

When New Zealand takes to the microphone to make its pledge, plans to complete of chores and spend less time on phones is raised before a cheeky promise to be nicer to Australia is given with fingers crossed behind their backs.

This isn't the first spot of bother Santa has found himself in. Last year, Air New Zealand showed him struggling to interpret the New Zealand accent when delivering his gifts. 

A Puggy bank, earplane and biscuit ball are just some of the misinterpretations made throughout the spot.

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Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

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  • February 22, 2019
  • Caitlin Salter
Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

On Monday, Whittaker’s launched its latest novelty chocolate-lolly mash up with a chocolatey answer to retro bakesale treat coconut ice. The Coconut Ice Surprise chocolate has a twist though, 20c from each block goes to Plunket – a charity which New Zealanders agree is a worthy cause. However, to relate the chocolate to the charity, Whittaker's has built the campaign around baby gender reveal parties, causing a backlash from the public who argue gender norms have expanded beyond blue for boys and pink for girls.

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