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

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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.
Curated by NZ On Screen team 36 Items
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The Gaylene Preston Collection

A collection full of riches, devoted to the work of Dame Gaylene Preston. The award-winning Kiwi filmmaker has been charting stories of love, war, calamity, and inspirational women for more than four decades. Featuring her early work, memorable documentaries, full-length movies, and more...

Curated by NZ On Screen team 48 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 21 Items

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NZ Comedy is a Bit S**t ...But in a Good Way

A collection exploring the mindspinning idea that Kiwi comedy be a bit shit and quite good, all at the same time.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 30 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 19 Items

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The Body Art Collection

NZ On Screen's Body Art Collection features more than 30 titles, many of them about tattooing

Curated by NZ On Screen team 33 Items

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In Memoriam Collection

These short videos acknowledge members of the New Zealand screen industry who have passed away.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 7 Items

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The Roger Donaldson Collection

A collection devoted to the career of director Roger Donaldson, including award-winning dramas, interviews, and lost gems.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 35 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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John Clarke - The Collection

A collection celebrating the outstanding career of beloved Kiwi comedy legend John Clarke. We lost him to Australia, but not before he entrenched himself in Kiwi culture with his iconic Fred Dagg character. There’s plenty of Fred to enjoy, and much more besides. Get in behind!

Curated by NZ On Screen team 46 Items

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The Sir Dave Dobbyn Collection

A collection celebrating the work of legendary musician Dave Dobbyn.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 39 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 13 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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The World War II Collection

Published to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day on 15 August 2020, The World War II Collection serves as an on-screen remembrance to the 140,000 Kiwis that served and more than 11,000 that lost their lives.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 44 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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Chinese in New Zealand Collection

Documentary, comedy, drama, and even some martial arts: a collection celebrating Chinese in New Zealand.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 32 Items

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Thirty Years of Three

November 2019 marks three decades since Three first went to air. This 30th birthday collection looks back at notable shows, starting from the very first day of transmission.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 46 Items

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NZ On Air - 30th Birthday Collection

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of funding organisation NZ On Air: from Jacinda Ardern to Oscar Kightley, famous Kiwis talk about their favourite New Zealand TV programmes and music videos.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 24 Items

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The Don McGlashan Collection

Don McGlashan plays drums, horns and guitars, has crafted classic songs with Blam Blam Blam, The Mutton Birds and as a solo artist, and has won multiple awards for his soundtracks. This collection pays tribute to a talented man.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 32 Items

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The Music Festivals Collection

The counterculture, the mud, the hangovers – and the music! From New Zealand's very own Woodstock to Gisborne's hot ticket, Rhythm and Vines, this collection covers the long history of music festivals in Aotearoa.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 16 Items

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The Pacific Collection

From Niue to Auckland, from Tagata Pasifika to bro'Town, from Bill Sevesi to King Kapisi — 30 classic titles celebrating Pasifika culture and people.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 31 Items

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The Coming-of-Age Collection

From The God Boy to Boy, plus singers, whale riders and more — NZ On Screen presents its Coming-of-Age Collection.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 32 Items

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Thirty Years of South Pacific Pictures

From Marlin Bay to Westside — and so much more in between — this collection marks 30 years of production from South Pacific Pictures.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 49 Items

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NZ On Screen Turns 10

From Britten to Bugger, this collection celebrates 10 years of NZ On Screen — and the most viewed titles for each of those 10 years. Enjoy!

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Items

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Horror

Vampires, zombies, mutant sheep, and the Bride of Frankenstein: a collection devoted to Kiwi horror.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 44 Items

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