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Kiwi Bonds – I'm Backing New Zealand

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New Zealand Government-issued Kiwi Bonds were paying investors a hefty 19 percent interest at the time of this radio commercial from the mid-1980s. This was the days of a booming stock market and high interest rates, prior to the crash of 1987.

The proceeds from Kiwi Bonds go into the Government's general purpose account, and this commercial plays on patriotism to encourage investors to "back New Zealand."

The vocalist in this jingle is the late Bunny Walters, who had several chart hits in the 1970s and featured on many 1980s advertising jingles.

Image: Wikimedia Commons.

Catalogue Reference 1359

Year 1986

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