Collections

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

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 15 Items

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 15 Items

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 30 Items

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

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 42 Items

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

New Zealand Tourism Films

‘Don’t leave town till you’ve seen the country’ was the catchphrase for a 1980s advertising campaign which reminded Kiwis that tourism begins at home. Don't leave NZ On Screen until checking out this collection of tourism promos.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 16 Items

The Hot Seat

The hot seat: not always the most comfortable place on screen – for interviewer or interviewee. This collection looks at some iconic Kiwi contributions.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 9 Items

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

The Fishing Collection

Fishy tales from one of New Zealand's most popular pastimes: a collection about fishing.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 15 Items

The Banned Collection

A collection of titles that pushed the boundaries, and were sometimes banned for doing so.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 8 Items

The Protest Collection

A collection which spans decades of public protest in New Zealand.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 35 Items

Bloopers

From animals and puppets, to giggling hosts and newsreaders: a collection of moments when not everything went to plan.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 23 Items

The Dance Collection

A celebration of dance: from the grace of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, to Dancing with the Stars and global sensation Parris Goebel, this collection has the moves covered.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 27 Items

Fool's Gold

Check out some memorable Kiwi leg-pulling in this collection of spoofs and mockumentaries.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 14 Items

Classic TV Catchphrases

Classic moments where a few choice words become the stuff of a national catchphrase.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 8 Items

Controversial Crime Stories

A collection of crime cases that have been the subject of high profile documentaries and dramas.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 13 Items

Pioneering Women

A collection celebrating women and feminism in New Zealand, from all walks of life — pioneering, staunch and committed.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 26 Items

New Zealand Poetry

A collection featuring documentaries about some of New Zealand's most celebrated poets — plus classic train film The Coaster.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 17 Items

The Sam Hunt Collection

A collection celebrating Sam Hunt – a man for whom poetry is his lifeblood; a poet whose words have provided a backdrop to New Zealand lives.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 8 Items

Kiwi Songbirds

A salute to the women of New Zealand music – the songs and songstresses that have found their way into Kiwi hearts.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 34 Items

The Antarctica Collection

A collection celebrating Antarctica.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 20 Items

The NZ Film Commission turns 40

A collection celebrating 40 years of the NZ Film Commission, and 40 years of New Zealand films.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 43 Items

Winners & Losers Collection

Roger Donaldson and Ian Mune's classic 70s television series, restored.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 12 Items

The Taika Waititi Collection

From acting to funny accents, to directing blockbuster movie hits — a collection devoted to the many talents of Taika Waititi.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 16 Items