Actor and director Taika Waititi promotes New Zealand in new video

New Zealand-born filmmaker and actor Taika Waititi has joined forces with the country’s tourism board on a new promotional film.

Waititi filmed the comedic video while in the country recording the second season of HBO Max series Our Flag Means Death.

In it, he showcases a range of New Zealand locations and experiences including whitewater rafting in Rotorua, a scenic flight over Mount Tarawera, dolphin watching in Kaikōura and wine tasting in Auckland.

Tourism New Zealand chief executive René de Monchy said: “Tourism is an important contributor to New Zealand, it’s one of our top export earners and is supporting sector and country recovery. Competition for visitors is fierce and New Zealand needs to work hard to encourage visitation and stand out.

“We partnered with Taika Waititi to create a piece of content that promotes Aotearoa New Zealand.”

The video will be used across Tourism New Zealand and HBO Max channels.

Photo: Graeme Murray

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