Source: The Herald
Nanjing Night Net

In a small country town named Yogga Yogga, passion for yoghurt from France has become so entrenched that Aussies have taken on the French way of life.

This town, though, is actually parts of Weston and Mulbring, in Cessnock local government area, which feature in a television commercial for Yoplait yoghurt.

The advertisement, which recently went to air, features an Australian family who prefer a French breakfast.

Yoplait ‘Yogga Yogga’ from PHOTOPLAY FILMS on Vimeo.

A family man drives a converted Citroen ute through country roads where the imagery is Australian, but ‘‘a little French’’.

Weston was chosen for its ‘‘iconic architecture and village feel’’, with the Criterion Hotel becoming ‘‘The Frog and Snail Hotel’’ in the commercial.

The scenic backdrop and rural character of Mulbring were considered prime Australian imagery for the brief, which included landscapes that ‘‘scream country Australia”.

Screen Hunter Central Coast and Cessnock City Council’s economic development unit scouted areas for the commercial.

Cessnock Mayor Bob Pynsent said the council was ‘‘proud of what’s in our own backyard’’.

The film organisation’s manager, Annette Hubber, said the area’s picturesque qualities were ‘‘the ideal location to represent regional Australia’’.

Scene from the commercial, which features the NSW Hunter towns of Weston and Mulbring.

Scene from the commercial, which features the NSW Hunter towns of Weston and Mulbring.

Scene from the commercial, which features the NSW Hunter towns of Weston and Mulbring.

Scene from the commercial, which features the NSW Hunter towns of Weston and Mulbring.