Buckle up team

A number of All Blacks, coach Graham Henry and rugby commentator Tony Johnson feature in Air New Zealand’s latest in-flight safety video. Henry, a former secondary school headmaster, playing the role of captain, sternly warns passengers of the airline’s no-smoking policy: “If you find yourself needing to smoke on this flight, consider yourself dropped… we can’t have that kind of disruption in the team”. Richie McCaw, Conrad Smith, Mils Muliaina and Richard Kahui also feature in the video, along with some garishly dressed rugby fans and plenty of rugby symbolism and terminology.


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…