By NZ On Screen team
Long before Ghost Chips, even before "don't use your back like a crane", life in Godzone was fraught with hazards. This collection shows public safety awareness films spanning from the 50s to the 70s. If there's kitsch enjoyment to be had in the looking back (chimps on bikes?!) the lessons remain timeless. Remember: It's better to be safe than sorry.
Unauthorised historian Paul Casserly reviews what made instructional films click in the age before OSH and ACC. Read more >
Most of these films were NFU productions. Archivist Clive Sowry looks at their screen history and context. Read more >
Jason Stutter’s award-winning cautionary short sees a boy gamely attempt to get to grips with axe use. View here >
Future All Black halfback Piri Weepu directs traffic across a zebra crossing as a young fella in this famous Heartland episode. View here >
This collection would not be possible without the support of Archives New Zealand, who are stewards of the NFU archive. More info >