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Air New Zealand casts supermodel and Game of Thrones star in passenger safety video

Posted by Ben Irelandon
Air New Zealand casts supermodel and Game of Thrones star in passenger safety video

Passengers on board Air New Zealand flights will get a light-hearted safety briefing – with appearances from some well-known Kiwi stars.

Supermodel Rachel Hunter and Game of Thrones actor Joe Naufahu feature in the four-and-a-half minute clip which is inspired by classic Kiwi roadtrip Summer of Safety.

Shortland Street’s Jayden Daniels travels around Northland’s Bay of Islands, and bumps into  Hunter, Naufahu and fellow famous Kiwi faces such as stuntwoman Zoe Bell, canine sidekick Blossom the British Bulldog, IndyCar driver Scott Dixon and Olympic bronze-medalist Eliza McCartney.

He is reminded to wear his seatbelt in a car, shown how to use an oxygen mask in a speedboat and told to follow the attendants’ directions for exits in the Waipoua Forest.

Air New Zealand general manager of global brand and content marketing, Jodi Williams, says the video will put the Bay of Islands and the wider Northland region on the wish list for millions worldwide.

She said: “One of our goals at Air New Zealand is to inspire visitors to travel beyond the traditional gateways to discover the warm welcome and breathtaking landscapes on offer in our regional destinations.”

Air New Zealand has a reputation for upbeat passenger safety videos and its previous installments have more than 100 million views worldwide so far.

Los Angeles-based supermodel Rachel Hunter said: “Filming in the sunny Bay of Islands brought back memories of my childhood – long summer days, family picnics at the beach and of course, the delicious hokey pokey ice cream.”

Game of Thrones Dothraki warrior Joe Naufahu added: “With dolphins swimming around the set and awe inspiring sights like Tane Mahuta, Northland is certainly a special place to be – and a world away from Westeros.”

 

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