New Zealand's representatives in parliament have had some of their most memorable moments captured on camera. This collection showcases their screen legacy: from stirring addresses (Kirk), feisty debates (Muldoon, Lange, Olympic boycotts), revolutions, nukes, and snap elections, to political punches (Bob Jones), and young leaders (Clark). Listener writer Toby Manhire writes about Kiwi politicians on screen here.

Frontline - Five Days in July

Television, 1994 (Full Length Episode)

The Pretender - Series Two, Episode One

Television, 2008 (Full Length Episode)


Robert Muldoon: The Grim Face of Power

Television, 1994

2002 Leaders Debate - Analysis

Television, 2002 (Full Length Episode)

Eyewitness News - Bob Jones punches reporter Rod Vaughan

Television, 1985 (Excerpts)

The Hollow Men

Film, 2008 (Full Length)

Spin Doctors - Election Special

Television, 2002 (Full Length Episode)

Eyewitness News - Snap Election Setup

Television, 1984 (Full Length)

3 News - Internet Mana Launch

Television, 2014 (Excerpts)


Film, 1999 (Full Length)

What Really Happened - Votes for Women

Television, 2012 (Full Length)

Close Up - Big Dealers (featuring John Key)

Television, 1987 (Full Length Episode)



Television, 1996

Nationwide: Labour Party Youth Conference

Television, 1974 (Excerpts)

Inquiry - The Late Mr Norman Kirk

Television, 1974

Paul Henry - John Key's '9-in-10' challenge

Television, 2015 (Excerpts)

Public Eye - First Episode

Television, 1988 (Excerpts)

Pounamu - Āpirana Ngata 1874 - 1950

Television, 1990 (Full Length Episode)

Tonight - Robert Muldoon interview

Television, 1976 (Full Length)

The Friday Conference - Abraham Ordia public forum

Television, 1976 (Full Length)

Sons and Daughters: Brian Edwards Interviews John Kirk

Television, 1979

NZBC Network News - Prime Minister Norman Kirk's Death

Television, 1974 (Full Length)



Television, 1994

Eyewitness News - Devaluation

Television, 1984 (Full Length Episode)

A Week of It - First Episode

Television, 1977 (Full Length Episode)

Helen Clark: The Road to Power

Television, 2013 (Excerpts)

Choice! 2002: Havoc and Newsboy's Election Special

Television, 2002 (Full Length Episode)

Encounter - Take a Girl like You

Television, 1976 (Full Length)

The Men on the Hill: Keith Holyoake

Television, 1965 (Full Length Episode)

Fish Out of Water

Television, 1996 (Excerpts)

Bob Jones - Doing God's Work?

Television, 1984 (Full Length)

The Paul Henry Show - John Key interview

Television, 2014 (Excerpts)

Frost Over New Zealand - The Leaders

Television, 1973 (Full Length)

Here Is the News

Television, 1992 (Full Length)

In a Land of Plenty

Film, 2002 (Full Length)


The Governor

Television, 1977

Rangatira: Pita Sharples

Television, 1997 (Full Length)

Reluctant Revolutionary

Television, 2004 (Full Length)

The 1984 Leaders Debate

Television, 1984 (Full Length)

The W Three Show - 1980 Final

Television, 1980 (Full Length Episode)

Dame Cath Moves Up - A Personal Portrait

Television, 1990 (Full Length)

New Zealand Day at Waitangi

Television, 1974 (Excerpts)

bro'Town - Morningside Story

Television, 2005 (Full Length Episode)

McPhail and Gadsby - Best of Series Five

Television, 1983 (Full Length)

Face to Face with Kim Hill - David Lange

Television, 2003 (Excerpts)

Gallery - Norman Kirk the First 250 Days

Television, 1973 (Full Length)

Queer Nation - Marilyn Waring

Television, 2004 (Full Length)

Someone Else's Country

Film, 1996 (Full Length)


The Knobz, Music Video, 1980

Fourth Estate - Programme 21

Television, 1987 (Full Length)

Pounamu - Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana

Television, 1990 (Full Length)

Joe Bennett's Guide to the Corridors of Power

Television, 2001 (Full Length)

The Friday Conference - Robert Muldoon interview

Television, 1976 (Full Length)

University Challenge - 1987 Final

Television, 1987 (Full Length Episode)

Marae - 2008 Māori Election Special

Television, 2008 (Full Length)

Terry and the Gunrunners - 2, Episode Two

Television, 1985 (Full Length Episode)

For Arts Sake - Parliament Art

Television, 1996 (Excerpts)

Dancing Cossacks - 1975 National Party

Commercial, 1975 (Full Length)

More Issues - A Compilation

Television, 1991 (Excerpts)

3 News - 'Corngate' interview with Helen Clark

Television, 2002 (Excerpts)

Rangatira: In the Blood / He Toto i Tuku iho - Donna Awatere Huata

Television, 1998 (Full Length)

The Neville Purvis Family Show - Episode

Television, 1979 (Full Length Episode)

The Friday Conference - Abraham Ordia interview

Television, 1976 (Full Length)