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‘Dave brings out my inner goose’: Bryan Brown farewells beloved Air New Zealand mascot

Air New Zealand is farewelling its longtime mascot, Dave the Goose, who has been voiced by Bryan Brown since 2016.

The mascot first appeared as part of the award-winning ‘Better way to fly’ campaign, and even teamed up with Pete the Kiwi, voiced by Sam Neill, in a series of memorable advertisements. Now he is starring in one final campaign as he flies north to seek fame in Hollywood.

“Dave the Goose has been an integral member of the Air New Zealand crew, answering the call without a honk when asked to highlight our international network to Australian travellers,” said Air New Zealand’s GM of Australia, Kathryn O’Brien.

“As we bid farewell to Dave, we thank him for embodying the spirit of adventure and mateship, and reminisce on the times he captivated our Aussie passengers. Dave will always have a place in our hearts, we wish him good luck and nothing but clear skies in his pursuit of stardom.”

Brown also farewelled the character, saying: “Dave brings out my inner goose. I’m going to miss him but know he’s going to hit the heights in his new career.”

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