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60 TV Moments: 1960 - 2020

60 TV Moments: 1960 - 2020

To celebrate 60 years of television in New Zealand on 1 June 2020, this collection brings together 60 TV moments from across the decades. From turkeys in gumboots to "Always Blow on the Pie", it’s not a definitive list – just a grab bag of gems, some serious, some light. We asked you to vote for your favourite and they're ranked in the order you voted. Goodnight Kiwi was the clear winner. In the backgrounders, enjoy behind the scenes recollections from some of those who were directly involved. Plus TV veteran Andrew Shaw reminisces about 60 years of small screen moments, both good and not so much. 

 

Goodnight Kiwi

Television, 1981–1994 (Full Length)

Bugger - Toyota Hilux

Commercial, 1999 (Full Length)

Mitre 10 - You're Dreaming

Commercial, 2012 (Full Length)

Legend (Ghost Chips) - Road Safety

Commercial, 2011 (Full Length)

The Best of The Billy T James Collection

Television, 1992 (Full Length)

3 News - Internet Mana Launch

Television, 2014 (Excerpts)

Dear John - BASF

Commercial, 1981 (Full Length)

Shortland Street - "Not Your Penis" Moment

Television, 2017 (Excerpts)

Bloopers - News

Television, 2018 (Excerpts)

Police Ten 7 - "Always Blow on the Pie"

Television, 2009 (Excerpts)

The Son of a Gunn Show - Thingee's Eye Pop

Television, 1994 (Full Length)

Telethon - 1981 show

Television, 1981 (Excerpts)

Hugo and Holly - Kentucky Fried Chicken

Commercial, 1975 (Full Length)

Crumpy and Scotty - Toyota Hilux

Commercial, 1982 (Full Length)

bro'Town - The Weakest Link (First Episode)

Television, 2004 (Full Length Episode)

Havoc and Newsboy's Sell-Out Tour - Gay Man's Rock

Television, 1999 (Full Length Episode)

Outrageous Fortune - First Episode

Television, 2005 (Full Length Episode)

We Don't Know How Lucky We Are

Fred Dagg, Music Video, 1998

Newsnight - Rastus the Cat

Television, 1994 (Excerpts)

Shortland Street - First Episode

Television, 1992 (Full Length Episode)

Here is the News - 1984 Snap Election Anouncement

Television, 1992 (Excerpts)

Wheel of Fortune - Celebrity Episode (10 October 1992)

Television, 1992 (Full Length Episode)

Forgotten Silver

Television, 1995 (Excerpts)

Remember '74

Television, 1990 (Full Length)

Town and Around: Turkeys In Gumboots

Television, 1968 (Excerpts)

SportsCafe - Grand Final

Television, 2005 (Full Length)

Campbell Live - Driving Dogs

Television, 2012 (Excerpts)

Country Calendar - Spoofs Special

Television, 1999 (Full Length)

It is I Count Homogenized - Episode

Television, 1983 (Full Length Episode)

It's in the Bag - Dunedin (1974)

Television, 1974 (Full Length Episode)

Popstars - First Episode

Television, 1999 (Full Length)

1974 Commonwealth Games - Graham May's Face-plant

Television, 1974 (Excerpts)

NZBC Classics - Wahine Disaster

Television, 1968 (Full Length)

Holmes - First Episode

Television, 1989 (Excerpts)

Māori Television Launch

Television, 2004 (Full Length)

Holmes - The Ingham Twins

Television, 1997 (Excerpts)

TV3 Begins - First Transmission

Television, 1989 (Excerpts)

A Week of It - Christmas Special

Television, 1979 (Full Length Episode)

Heartland - Wainuiomata

Television, 1994 (Full Length Episode)

Dancing with the Stars - Rodney Hide excerpt (Series Two, Episode Six)

Television, 2006 (Excerpts)

Eyewitness News - Bob Jones punches reporter Rod Vaughan

Television, 1985 (Excerpts)

Gloss - First Episode

Television, 1987 (Full Length Episode)

Holmes 15th Anniversary

Television, 2004 (Excerpts)

Lotto - First Broadcast (1 August 1987)

Television, 1987 (Full Length)

One Network News - Protest (2 January 1995)

Television, 1995 (Excerpts)

The 1984 Leaders Debate

Television, 1984 (Full Length)

The Miss New Zealand Show 1984

Television, 1984 (Full Length)

A Girl to Watch Music By - Ray Columbus and Max Cryer

Television, 1969 (Excerpts)

A Week of It - First Episode

Television, 1977 (Full Length Episode)

The Listener Gofta Awards 1987

Television, 1987 (Excerpts)

Jockey Underwear

Commercial, 1961 (Full Length)

Gallery - Ending the Post Office Go-Slow

Television, 1970 (Full Length)

Close to Home - First Episode

Television, 1975 (Full Length Episode)

Here is the News - The End of the NZ Broadcasting Corporation

Television, 1992 (Excerpts)

Tonight - Robert Muldoon interview

Television, 1976 (Full Length)

It's Academic - Orgasm Blooper

Television, 1981 (Excerpts)

Loose Enz - The Venus Touch

Television, 1982 (Full Length)

Melody Rules - Going, Going ... Goner (First Episode)

Television, 1995 (Full Length Episode)

3 News - 'Corngate' interview with Helen Clark

Television, 2002 (Excerpts)

Face to Face with Kim Hill - John Pilger

Television, 2003 (Excerpts)