In 1865, Wellington became the Kiwi capital. In the more than 150 years since, cameras have caught the rise and fall of storms, buildings, and MPs, and Courtenay Place has played host to vampires and pool-playing priests. Wind through our Wellington Collection to catch the action, and check out backgrounders by musician Samuel Scott and broadcaster Roger Gascoigne. 

Town and Around: Wellington Highlights

Television, 1968 (Full Length)

What We Do in the Shadows

Film, 2014 (Trailer)

Shaker Run

Film, 1985 (Excerpts)

The Living Room - Series One (Flight of the Conchords)

Television, 2002 (Excerpts)


Short Film, 2004 (Full Length)

Fat Freddy's Drop - Based on a True Story

Television, 2006 (Full Length)

Monaco Monza Macao Wellington

Television, 1990 (Full Length)

2007 Montana World of Wearable Art Awards

Television, 2007 (Full Length)

NZBC Classics - Wahine Disaster

Television, 1968 (Full Length)

Today Tonight - Kiss

Television, 1980 (Excerpts)

Inside Straight - Card Game (Episode Seven)

Television, 1984 (Full Length Episode)

40 Years

, Music Video, 2009


Short Film, 2004 (Full Length)

Hometown Boomtown

Television, 1983 (Full Length)

Gliding On - No Smoke Without Fire (First Episode)

Television, 1981 (Full Length Episode)


Film, 2000 (Full Length)


Television, 2008 (Excerpts)


Film, 2001 (Trailer and Excerpts)


Television, 1989 (Full Length)

Homegrown Profiles: Shihad

Television, 2005 (Full Length)

Radio with Pictures - 'Valentine's Day is Over' by Billy Bragg

Television, 1987 (Excerpts)

Getting to Our Place

Television, 1999 (Excerpts)

Eagle vs Shark

Film, 2007 (Trailer, Excerpts, and Extras)

Toehold on a Harbour

Short Film, 1966 (Full Length)


Shark in the Park

Television, 1988–1991

Pheno was Here

Short Film, 1982 (Full Length)

A Cat Among the Pigeons

Television, 1992 (Full Length)

Close to Home - First Episode

Television, 1975 (Full Length Episode)

The Beehive - Concept and Function

Short Film, 1979 (Full Length)

Cover Story - First Episode

Television, 1995 (Excerpts)

It's a Heartache

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, Music Video, 2008

Mr Wrong

Film, 1985 (Trailer and Excerpts)

The Insiders Guide to Happiness - Does Happiness Grow Up? (Chapter Eleven)

Television, 2004 (Excerpts)

The Man in the Hat

Film, 2009 (Full Length)

Tank Busters

Television, 1970 (Full Length)

Open House - Happy Birthday (First Episode)

Television, 1986 (Full Length Episode)


Film, 1992 (Trailer)


Film, 1999 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 346 - Rhythm and Movement

Short Film, 1948 (Full Length)

The Elegant Shed - 'The Extroverts'

Television, 1984 (Full Length Episode)


The Video Kid, Music Video, 2003

Wellington - Promises, Promises

Short Film, 1985 (Full Length)

To Live in the City

Short Film, 1968 (Full Length)


Dave McArtney and The Pink Flamingos, Music Video, 1980

Queer Nation - Wellington Queer People, Queer Places, Queer Stories

Television, 2002 (Full Length)

An Immigrant Nation - The Unbroken Thread

Television, 1994 (Full Length)


The Warratahs, Music Video, 1987


Short Film, 1971 (Full Length)

Pictorial Parade No. 79

Short Film, 1958 (Full Length)

The Hum

Short Film, 1974 (Full Length)