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Collections

Classic and curious collections, hand-picked by NZ On Screen and special guests

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The Radio Collection

A collection that highlights the impact, achievements (and some shock-jock antics) of the radio industry an Aotearoa.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 28 Items
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The Temuera Morrison Collection

From Rangi's Catch to Once Were Warriors: a collection celebrating the career of actor Temuera Morrison.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 17 Items

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Songs of Westside

A parade of classic Kiwi songs, from the series that goes back to where it all began for the Wests — our favourite bogan TV family.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 72 Items

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60 TV Moments: 1960 - 2020

60 TV moments from across the decades, celebrating 60 years of television in New Zealand. Some serious, some light, something for everyone...

Curated by NZ On Screen team 60 Items

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Kiwi Ingenuity

Embodied in heroes from Pearse to PJ, Kiwi ingenuity is a quality dear to our national sense of self. This collection celebrates Kiwi ingenuity onscreen.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 30 Items

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The Sailing Collection

Take the trip: NZ On Screen's Sailing Collection offers everything from waka warriors to America's Cup winners.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 27 Items

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NZ Book Collection

This collection features screen adaptations from New Zealand books, and documentaries about our celebrated writers.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 79 Items

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The Cow Collection

More than 30 titles devoted to the humble cow (plus a couple of bulls).

Curated by NZ On Screen team 40 Items

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The Lockdown Collection

NZ On Screen's Lockdown Collection showcases some of the creativity that brewed in New Zealand homes after the country went into lockdown, on 25 March 2020.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 14 Items

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NZ On Air Top 20

NZ On Air began funding local content in 1989. This special collection looks back at the 20 most watched NZ On Air-funded programmes since then — plus some bonus titles that also rated highly.

Curated by Kathryn Quirk 20 Items

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Classic Kiwi Food Shows

Food shows have been a staple of the Kiwi TV diet since our very first broadcasts. This collection offers up a smorgasbord of local chefs and culinary delights.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Items

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Kiwi Music Videos: The Award-Winners

Guitars, Diamonds and Smiles: a collection of award-winning music videos which spans three decades.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 40 Items

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The 48Hours Collection

A collection devoted to New Zealand's annual 48Hours competition for films made furiously fast.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 23 Items

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Brian Brake at the NFU

Photographer Brian Brake was also an accomplished filmmaker. This collection features his early NZ film work as both cinematographer and director.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 15 Items

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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 64 Items

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The Peter Jackson Collection

Led by revealing early 'behind the scenes' docos, this collection pays tribute to the extraordinary career of filmmaker Sir Peter Jackson.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 23 Items

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The Bird Collection

A collection devoted to our feathered friends — from nosey kea to noisy kākāpō, to miraculous rescue missions and birds whose only remaining home is the museum.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 53 Items

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Kiwi Comedy On TV

This collection celebrates Kiwi comedy on TV: the caricatures, piss-takes, and sitcoms that have cracked us up for over five decades.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 42 Items

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The Bruno Lawrence Collection

This collection celebrates the inimitable performances of Bruno Lawrence, whose screen charisma was key to classic films Smash Palace, The Quiet Earth and Utu.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 24 Items

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The Give It A Whirl Collection

A collection celebrating Kiwi rock music, built around classic show Give It A Whirl — including unseen interviews, radio show Give It A Girl, and three backgrounders.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 30 Items

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Speed

From fast-running humans and animals to motorhead mayhem, from Formula 1 legends to design innovation, this collection celebrates the Kiwi 'need for speed'.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 33 Items

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Artists on Screen Collection

For this screen showcase of NZ visual arts talent, critic Mark Amery selects his top arts documentaries profiling NZ artists, both lauded and unheralded.

Curated by Mark Amery 11 Items

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The Wahine Disaster

A collection of documentaries about the Wahine Disaster of April 1968

Curated by NZ On Screen team 9 Items

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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 54 Items

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Snow

The Snow collection features titles about New Zealand's mountains and ice, with everything from ski ballet to polar ice-fishing.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 30 Items

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