Mitre 10 Little Boys DIY

New Zealand hardware store Mitre 10 celebrates the country’s commitment to “Do It Yourself” culture with “Sandpit”, a television commercial featuring two New Zealand boys and a representative Australian mate. The ad, along with Classroom, has become one of the most popular spots on New Zealand television, rerpresenting Kiwi values, ingenuity, and give-it-a-go attitude. Two little boys in the playground talk about getting together in the weekend to do some work. One of the boys talks the other into going beyond “getting a bloke in”. Together they ask the Wallaby jersey wearing Jonesy for some help. “You’re dreaming!”, the Australian says. “DIY’s in our DNA”, says the voice over.

Mitre 10 Sandpit Boys


A teacher reads out the names of the children in her classroom, all of them with Do It Yourself related puns.

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The Little Boys campaign was developed at DraftFCB, Auckland, by executive creative director James Mok, creative director Murray Watt, art director Iain MacMillan, copywriter Antony Wilson and agency producer Wayne Sellwood.

Filming was shot by director Kevin Denholm via Exposure with producer Stephanie Bauer. Editor was Tim Mauger

Music is by Murray Grindlay.