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Come on to New Zealand

Short Film (Full Length) – 1980

The line “where the bloody hell are you?” generated controversy when used in a 2006 Aussie tourism campaign; so who knows what 1980 audiences made of this promo’s exhortation to “Come on to New Zealand.” But as the narration assures: “It’s a safe country. You can walk without being molested.” Aimed at the US market, the film was made as long haul air travel was opening up NZ as a destination. Māori culture, sheep and pretty scenery are highlighted, alongside skinny dipping and weaving (!). Narrated by Bob Parker, the NFU promo marked an early gig for editor Annie Collins.

What nicer way to meet the people: stay on a ranch (we call them farms) and join in the daily activities.
– From the narration

Key Cast & Crew

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Bob Parker

Narrator

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Derek Wright

Director, Producer

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Annie Collins

Editor

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Bayly Watson

Camera

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Mike Fuller

Camera

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Steve Douché

Sound

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