All Videos February 18, 2020

The best and worst New Zealand TV ads

From the Big Save lady, to ASB’s Goldstein, to a very young Taika Waititi touting Fruit Bursts in Wellington train station – these are the TV ads that made James Mustapic the man he is today.

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