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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 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

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Accent on Kiwi

From Karyn Hay to Billy T, take a look at some fentestic pieces of New Zealand television that feature the Kiwi ecceent.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 8 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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Winners & Losers Collection

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

Curated by NZ On Screen team 12 Items

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The Topp Twins Collection

A collection celebrating Kiwi singing and comedy legends the Topp Twins.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 43 Items

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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 39 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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Politics

Our representatives in Parliament have had some of their most memorable moments captured on camera. This collection showcases our politicians' screen legacy.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 74 Items

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Best of the 80s

This 1980s collection shows the screen icons from the decade of shoulder pads and the sharemarket crash – from Billy T's yellow towel, to Karyn Hay's vowels.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 15 Items

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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

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2016's Most Viewed

NZ On Screen's Collection of most viewed clips for 2016 includes classic adverts, musical interludes, and legendary talents lost to us over the year — from Martin Crowe to Ray Columbus, actor Sophia Hawthorne, and David Bowie.

Curated by Kathryn Quirk 12 Items

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Best of the 00s

A collection celebrating classic television, film and music of the 2000s — from Outrageous Fortune to Dancing with Stars.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 20 Items

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Best of the 60s

Before X Factor there was New Faces, before Masterchef, Graham Kerr, before Country Calendar there was, er, Country Calendar. Check out the Best of the 1960s.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 17 Items

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The Billy T James Collection

Billy T James is a Kiwi entertainment legend. This tribute collection celebrates his screen legacy, life and inimitable brand of comedy.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 22 Items

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The Geoff Murphy Collection

This collection pays tribute to filmmaker Geoff Murphy — the legendary director of Goodbye Pork Pie, Utu, The Quiet Earth and more.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 36 Items

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NZ Music Month

This NZ Music Month collection showcases music television in Aotearoa, spun from a playlist of classic documentaries and beloved music shows.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 51 Items

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Better Safe than Sorry

Long before Ghost Chips, and "don't use your back like a crane", life in NZ was fraught with hazards, as shown by this collection of vintage safety films.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 12 Items

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Turning Up the Volume

Press play on NZ On Screen's biggest collection yet. From hip hop to Howard Morrison, explore Kiwi pop through songs, documentaries and in-depth playlists.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 77 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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Kiwi Architecture

A collection that shines a light on architecture in New Zealand.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 22 Items

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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 19 Items

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The Horse Collection

This collection features all things equine on NZ screens – horse documentaries, dramas, newsreels, and more.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 22 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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Kiwi Song Birds

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

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