Selected by NZ On Screen team
2010 represents half a century of seeing ourselves reflected on the telly. To celebrate, this collection brings together the solid gold hits, from The Governor to Gliding On to Gloss, from Country Calendar to Close to Home, from Shortland St to Selwyn Toogood, Billy T and Thingee. Pop culture writer Barney McDonald gets square eyes surveying the best of NZ On Screen.
Barney McDonald channel surfs 50 years of Kiwi TV, looking at the shows as notches on both a personal and national growth chart. Read More >
Compiled especially by NZ On Screen this is a showcase of early newsreaders, from Bill Toft's BBC plum to Richard and Judy. Watch >
This doco sees Dougal Stevenson revisit TV’s first 15 years - from its 1960 NZBC birth to double channel-spawning puberty in 1975. Watch >
This doco surveys Kiwi TV humour and features dollops of classic comedy moments from over the years: from Fred Dagg, to Funny Business. Watch >
A precis of the screen-scape: from black and white beginnings, and public service vs commercial debates, to the internet. Read More >
This collection would not be possible without the ongoing help of TVNZ and the TVNZ Archive. Many thanks to our colleagues at both these organisations.