Shred letter day

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The Bank of New Zealand and Colenso BBDO have installed a glass-walled house filled with $6 million of shredded bank notes in Aotea Square to highlight the amount of home loan interest being wasted by New Zealand homeowners.

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MediaWorks Radio has appointed Leon Wratt as group content director – music: In this new role, he will be responsible for the company’s music brands, The Edge, The Rock, More FM, The Breeze, The Sound, Mai FM, Kiwi FM, George, Coromandel FM, Radio Dunedin and Times FM.

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South African director – now new Aussie – JH Beetge has joined Goodoil Films Sydney: “JH is becoming increasingly well known for his strong visual narrative and emotive storytelling,” Goodoil EP Sam Long told Campaign Brief Australia. “He’s a director to watch.”

Kiwibank & NZ Post tap OMD

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Kiwibank and NZ Post have appointed OMD Wellington to their combined media business, bypassing the incumbents – Ikon (Kiwibank) and Starcom (NZ Post). Starcom earlier pulled out of the pitch, citing a clash with Westpac.

VW, Audi, Skoda, Porsche tap FCB Media

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FCB Media has picked up four European Motors Distributors brands after a pitching process. FCB Media will now handle media for VW, Audi, Skoda and Porsche (Colenso is VW’s creative agency, bcg2 handles Audi, and Big Communications handles Skoda).

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The Sweet Shop has signed director Iain Mackenzie, ACS, to its roster of global talent: “Iain is highly-regarded across the industry for his nuanced, carefully observed spots,” said The Sweet Shop CEO/founding partner Paul Prince.