Air New Zealand?has launched its latest safety video that highlights?the impact of New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis.
The video called “A Journey to Safety”, tells the?story of a young girl who?transports a lost? Takahe, a bird indigenous to New Zealand, to his new home with help from?Air New Zealand and the Department of Conservation?(DOC).
It stars Lily Roebuck in the role of Janey, supported by DOC Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki, DOC ranger?Jerry Henry-Finch,? Air New Zealand crew members?Danielle?Griffioen,?Shelly Pretorius?and?Jordan Young, children of Air New Zealand employees, and a CGI? Takahe named? Mr? T.?
New Zealand’s landscapes are featured in the video, with the Murchison Mountains in Fiordland,?Tiritiri?Matangi in the Hauraki Gulf and Sanctuary Mountain?Maungatautari?in Waikato?all making an appearance.?
”The?newest video?is a charming story?with a serious message behind it,” said Jodi Williams, Air New Zealand’s?general manager for global brand and content marketing.
“While?it’s?lighthearted?on the surface, ?it conveys?a really important message – our native birds need our help. Our safety videos have collectively generated more than 180 million views over the past decade, ?so?what better medium?to shine a spotlight on New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis.”
“We’re really proud of the work we’re doing?with DOC, and hope Kiwis and visitors alike will not only delight in our latest? video but? take on the message behind it.”?
The two?organizations?have been working?together since 2012 to help protect and enhance New Zealand’s natural environment.?Under the partnership, ?the airline?has transported more than 3,200? threatened species to safe havens, funded?pest traps across?38,000 hectares?of?the country,?and?supported?marine science and research?within New Zealand’s marine reserves.?