While boring at least the idea had a degree of novelty, or at least so I thought, until I discovered this CBS news item.
Vienna's Vegetable Orchestra plays concerts in all over the world and they even have their own website. This is not a novelty act. They are committed to " the further exploration and refinement of performable vegetable music is a central part of the orchestra's aesthetic quest".
I never had aspirations to play the courgette. Classical pianoforte training followed by a misspent youth playing in rock bands was music enough for my ears.
The New Zealand advertisement and its orchestral clone can be seen in the clip below.