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The Air New Zealand Safety(?) Video 

As a long-standing Geenpeacer I'm struggling with Air New Zealand's current safety video, shot (almost entirely) in Antarctica. 

Watching what Air NZ refers to as "The world’s coolest safety video" on a recent flight to Bribane, it felt like I was watching a promotion for Air NZ, the Antarctic tourism industry, and New Zealand itself. For me the safety aspects were largely overwhelmed by the beauty of the scenery. 

Mixed messages appeared to undermine the spirit if not the main aim of the 1958 Antarctic…

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About Pokarekare Ana 

This love song began life in the north of Auckland at the start of World War One. It then drifted to the East Cape, where it was modified into an action song telling of Paraire Tomoana's 1912 courtship of Kuini Raerena. I decided to return the song to its original 3/4 time, as befits the love song that it originally was. Most often these days only the first verse and the chorus seems to get sung, so I went a little further and included the second verse which has lots of alliteration, and is great to sing.
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