The Hauraki Breakfast jesters Matt Heath and Jeremy Wells have finally completed their project to create a regal port-a-loo. This morning, the pair released the final of three videos, showcasing the glorious final product.
In a join statement, Heath and Wells said: “We here at the Hauraki Breakfast are proud to finally present to the world, the Hiace Port-a-Palace. After months of planning, designing and building, it exists and it has come-to-pass, and is the greatest portaloo we’ve ever seen. It’s even got its own butler who will be driving it around the country from Dunedin to Whangerei and everywhere in between starting Monday May 18th. And you can get it to come to your place of work by registering at the Hauraki website now.”
Update published 13 May:
Matt Heath and Jeremy Wells have returned to the Port-a-Palace to ensure that the construction team is sticking to its deadlines and delivering on all that was promised.
In a second video posted on the Hauraki website, Heath and Wells inspect the construction site, and find that the project is starting to take shape. A golden toilet seat is flanked by two lion-headed armrests, giving the lavatory the regal appearance of a throne. And upon completion of task, users will be entertained by sound effects as they flush the toilet.
Given that the project is still in its infancy, we can only imagine how glorious the end product will be.
Original story published on 5 May: Matt Heath and Jeremy Wells supervise the pimping of a port-a-loo for Toyota
The Hauraki Breakfast team has partnered up with Toyota to create a regal Port-a-Palace, which is essentially a flash port-a-loo designed to fit to the back of a Toyota Hiace.
And while the Port-a-Palace hasn’t been finished yet, Hauraki Breakfast is building anticipation by releasing a clip on its website, which features Jeremy Wells and Matt Heath checking in on the glorified throne’s progress.
A two share a typically humorous exchange before hopping into the back of a Hiace, which holds a few clues as to what will be included in the pimped-out loo, such as astro turf, gilded spears, a TV, a Play Station 4 and “regal stuff”. The two then check up on the loo’s builder Carl Moody and and see how the loo’s progressing so far.
The Hauraki Breakfast released the following statement: "Here at the Hauraki Breakfast we’re all about finding solutions to problems. The problem we’ve identified is the state of ‘facilities’ for workers to do their ‘business’ across the nation. It’s poor, so we’re raising the bar with the help of Toyota and building what we’re calling the Hiace Port-a-Palace. A veritable palace on wheels, with everything one needs (and doesn’t need) when the ‘need’ arises. Do join us as we create a thing of beauty for the least beautiful of human needs."
Hauraki Breakfast has also included a link on its website where listeners can send their suggestions as to what Hauraki and Toyota should put in the Port-a-Palace. Wells and Heath say in the video they will have another check up on the Port-a-Palace’s progress next week.
Last year Toyota got “hunter” Willie Apiata and “fishing legend” Matt Watson to design their ultimate Hiluxes, and then released two short films of the two on respective hunting and fishing adventures, showing how the Hilux performs on rough terrain and wet conditions and showcased the options for customisation.
- Radio Hauraki Brand Engagement Manager: Nathan Hart
- Saatchi & Saatchi Business Director: Susie Darling
- Saatchi & Saatchi Account Managers: Kieran Anderson & Ashley Zaragoza
- Cinematographer: Ben Ireland
- Post Production: Trent Hall / Tomas Cottle
- Graphics / Animation: Trent Hall
- Art Department: Saatchi and Saatchi / Bootleg
- ECD: Corey Chalmers & Guy Roberts
- Art Director: Charlie Godinet
- Copy Writer: John Darby
- Agency Producer: Amy Hansen
- Jeremy Wells: As Himself
- Matt Heath: As Himself
- Carl Moody: As Himself