Kia Ora for that New York

How ultra-fast broadband will help put New Zealand on the world stage

The Chorus commercial - our digital art competition in Times Square:

" As UFB rolls out, it will change the way New Zealanders communicate and interact with the world, opening the doors to opportunities we can barely yet imagine. - Mark Ratcliffe "

The New Zealand student digital art competition was held over 12 days, and attracted 131 entries from young Kiwi artists and designers. The artwork of our ten finalists and three winners, Hayley Heartbreak, Elspeth Hoskin and Johnson Whitehira, was ’exhibited’ on 34 digital billboards in Times Square, New York.

Our new commercial was filmed during this exhibition. The exhibition was also webcast live, and streamed to design school events held back in New Zealand, in Auckland and Wellington. Thousands of people in 14 countries watched the exhibition online.

Find out more about the making of our commercial

Our winners

Hayley Heartbreak

Johnson Witehira

Elspeth Hoskin

And our ten finalists:

  •     Tatiana Tavares
  •     Samara Pepperell
  •     Riley Sanders
  •     Rhianna Mccormick-Burns
  •     Michael Atkins
  •     Matt Clouston
  •     Igor Petrenko
  •     Kenneth Merrick
  •     Erica Cai
  •     Cordelle Feau

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