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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Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Australian journalist Jane Nicholls and her New Zealand-born husband visited Mangonui/Doubtless Bay to “capture the simple magic of childhood holidays” for her own family. Nicholls recalls the time there in a travel feature for…