Long White Cloud, Great White Sham

Updates. Air New Zealand responds. See comments.

It really stuck in my craw to have to refresh the Watoday site several times to copy this ad, especially since it probably represented most of their hits for the year, but this shall not stand! This is misrepresentation from Air New Zealand.  They seem to be implying that they don’t have Great White shark attacks in New Zealand, however from From the encyclopaedia of NZ te Ara comes this…
“New Zealand has a relatively high incidence of shark attacks. (High, mind you, TLA)
Great white sharks have been responsible for most of the 11 fatal attacks in New Zealand where the shark has been identified. ”
So their great whites actually look like man eating monsters rather than glasses of wine. If you were an Aussie tourist who went for a dip and was mauled, you’d be spewing. I have contacted the airline to have this corrected.

OK, I might have to concede the snakes and crocs.

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18 Responses to Long White Cloud, Great White Sham

  1. skink says:

    no mention of big angry maoris with clubs and a sense of disenfranchisement

    I’d rather face a snake


  2. David Cohen says:

    careful skink – you might wake up in a hangi at the ‘Ling this weekend…


  3. It was comedian Austentashus who referred to NZ as “the land of the wrong white crowd”.


  4. Dear Sir/Madam,

    The advertisement is quite clearly a light play on the positive
    differences between New Zealand and Australia. As you are probably
    aware New Zealand is regarded as having some of the greatest whites
    (wine) in the world.

    Let me know if you’d like to sample one and we’ll arrange for one to be

    Best regards
    Air New Zealand Public Affairs


  5. What do their Long Flat Reds look like?


  6. Their whites are their best. The weather can make reds a little hit and miss I think. Pinot’s very nice there as they like cooler.


  7. Bento says:

    Le vin branleur.


  8. The Loungeroom Lampshade says:

    Oh, how wunn henkers for a Hokey-Pokey cone


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