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New Zealand, Closed To Tourists, Urges Residents To Step Up

A recent Tourism New Zealand ad shows a a khaki-clad employee of the fictional Social Observation Squad rescuing wayward travelers from the clichés of Kiwi tourism. “Lower those arms nice and slow,” the officer bellows through a megaphone to a pair of travelers committing a “summit spread-eagle” photo opportunity at Coromandel Peak, which overlooks the South Island’s Lake Wanaka. “This lighthearted ad, intended for a domestic audience, went viral internationally last week for its tongue-in-cheek call to action: Stop posting unimaginative photos on social media, please — enough with the hot-tub shots and images of glossy beachside legs,” per The New York Times.

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