Air New Zealand’s hilarious new Christmas greeting has a great time making fun of the country’s accent

Source: Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand are masters of the compelling safety video, having enlisted everyone from the All Blacks to Hobbits and Bear Grylls to show passengers what to do in an emergency.

But the country of 4.7 million people, which gave the world Flight of the Conchords, Crowded House, Lord of the Rings movies, the longest place name in the world (Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu), the first man to climb Everest and women the right to vote first (in 1893), also has a pretty cool sense of humour, especially when it comes to the country’s accent.

Yes, it can be hard to understand — and Australians never tire of asking Kiwis to pronounce the number six because of the consequences of the flattened vowel — but they’re happy to be part of the joke as Air New Zealand’s new #MirryChristmus greeting explains.

Watch below.