Almost 300,000 people from throughout the world have watched a Waipā District Council Zoom meeting on YouTube, many pretending they're actually in a busy meeting to avoid family, workmates or chores.
Waipā District Council's Finance and Corporate Committee Zoom meeting has gone viral as people around the world use it to pretend they're in a 'live' meeting Photo: SCREENSHOT
Waipā District Council - which covers an area just south of Hamilton - has found unlikely internet fame with hundreds of thousands of viewers flocking to its YouTube channel.
The video of a regular Finance and Corporate Committee Zoom meeting streamed in April 2020 during New Zealand's first Covid lockdown has been viewed almost 300,000 times.
Many people commented saying they played the video so other members in their household would think they were in an important meeting and leave them alone.
"Anyone else using this just so they can sound like they're in a meeting so their other family members don't disturb them while working from home?," wrote one commenter.