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Great New Zealand Weather Songs

It's that time of the year again — when temperatures cool and the clouds start to play hide and seek with the sun, with the sun doing most of...

Selected by NZ On Screen Team 9 Items

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Top 10 NZ Comedy Series

The NZ On Screen team stick their necks out to pick 10 classic NZ comedy series — from A Week of It and Billy T, to Eating Media Lunch and 7 Days.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Titles

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Dunedin

The Dunedin Collection showcases a city edged by ocean, and famed for creativity. Check out the city of scarfies, Pink Frost, and oversized albatross.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 30 Titles

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The Waitangi Collection

The Waitangi collection spans everything from Mike King on the treaty trail, to waka-building, epic drama, and award-winning doco The New Zealand Wars.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 11 Titles

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Auckland

This collection celebrates Auckland onscreen. Reel through the moods and the multicultural, metro, muggy charms of New Zealand’s largest city.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 60 Titles

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Christmas

This collection brings together classic TV and film moments for the Christmas season. From broadcasting icons (Goodnight Kiwi, Thingee), to barbies and beer.

Selected by NZ On Screen team 29 Titles

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TV3 Turns 25

November 2014 marked 25 years since TV3 began broadcasting. This 25th birthday collection looks back at notable shows from the channel's first quarter century.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 20 Titles

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Wellington

Poet Lauris Edmond called Wellington “the city of action”. As this collection shows, directors have been calling action in the capital for over 90 years.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 50 Titles

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Rugby

This collection celebrates rugby in New Zealand as it's been seen onscreen: from classic bios and tour docos, to social history, dramas and protest.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 42 Titles

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Politics

Our representatives in Parliament have had some of their most memorable moments captured on camera. This collection showcases our politicians' screen legacy.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 50 Titles

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The Most Legendary NZ TV Moments

Where were you when Thingee's eye popped out? This collection showcases the top 10 titles from our previous two Legendary Moments collections.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Titles

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NZ Music Month

This NZ Music Month collection showcases NZ music television, spun from a playlist of classic docos and beloved music shows.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 45 Titles

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Anzac Day Collection

This collection brings together 50+ titles covering Kiwis at war. Iconic documentaries and films tell stories of terrible cost, heroism and kinship.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 65 Titles

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The World War I Collection

2014 marks the centennial of the start of World War I. Over 100,000 NZers served overseas in WWI. This collection is an evolving onscreen remembrance.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 21 Titles

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More Before They Were Famous

Buckle up as we blast more Kiwi celebs from the past in this follow-up to our original Before They Were Famous collection.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 15 Titles

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The LGBT Collection

This collection showcases NZ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender screen production – ground-breaking dramas, documentaries, award-winning films and more.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 34 Titles

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Top 10 NZ Feature Films

NZ On Screen has selected an all-time NZ feature film Top 10. Whet your appetite for our finest features via choice 10-minute excerpts of the movies.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Titles

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The Sir Edmund Hillary Collection

This collection celebrates the onscreen legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary, with documentaries, newsreels, dramas and classic TV interviews.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 22 Titles

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All-Time Top 20 Greatest Hits

Curated to mark NZ On Screen's fifth birthday in October 2013, this collection is our 20 most-watched titles to that time.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 20 Titles

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The Geoff Murphy Collection

This collection pays tribute to filmmaker Geoff Murphy – the legendary director of Goodbye Pork Pie, Utu, The Quiet Earth and more.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 18 Titles

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Best of the 90s

This collection celebrates the best of 1990s television, film and music video – from Ice TV and Havoc, to memorable TV moments like O for Awesome.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Titles

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Best of the 80s

This 1980s Top 10 shows the screen icons from the decade of shoulder pads and the sharemarket crash – from Billy T's yellow towel, to Karyn Hay's vowels.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Titles

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Best of the 70s

This collection celebrates the best of 1970s television, film and music video – highlights include Top Town, Grunt Machine, and Close to Home.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Titles

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The Matariki Collection

Veteran Maori broadcaster Whai Ngata curated this selection of iconic Māori TV, film and music video for Matariki 2009. New titles have been added since.

Curated by Whai Ngata 76 Titles