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Wellington

Wellington has been New Zealand’s capital city since 1865. Here are 50 reasons to love Wellington, from Flight of the Conchords to Carmen, from Close to Home to car chases on Courtenay Place.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 50 Items

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The Matariki Collection

A selection of iconic Māori TV, film and music video for Matariki. Check out everything from haka to hip hop, Billy T to the birth of Māori Television.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 70 Items

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Top 10 NZ Comedy Series

The NZ On Screen team stick their necks out to pick 10 classic NZ comedy series — from A Week of It and Billy T, to Eating Media Lunch and 7 Days.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Items

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Dunedin

The Dunedin Collection showcases a city edged by ocean, and famed for creativity. Check out the city of scarfies, Pink Frost, and oversized albatross.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 29 Items

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The Waitangi Collection

The Waitangi collection spans everything from Mike King on the treaty trail, to waka-building, epic drama, and award-winning doco The New Zealand Wars.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 11 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 63 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 31 Items

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TV3 Turns 25

November 2014 marked 25 years since TV3 began broadcasting. This 25th birthday collection looks back at notable shows from the channel's first quarter century.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 21 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 62 Items

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The Most Legendary NZ TV Moments

Where were you when Thingee's eye popped out? This collection showcases the top 10 titles from our previous two Legendary Moments collections.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Items

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NZ Music Month

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

Curated by NZ On Screen team 46 Items

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Anzac Day Collection

This collection brings together 50+ titles covering Kiwis at war. Iconic documentaries and films tell stories of terrible cost, heroism and kinship.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 67 Items

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The World War I Collection

Over 100,000 NZers served overseas in WWI. This collection is an evolving onscreen remembrance.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 21 Items

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The LGBT Collection

This collection showcases NZ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender screen production – ground-breaking dramas, documentaries, award-winning films and more.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 35 Items

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Top 10 NZ Feature Films

NZ On Screen has selected an all-time NZ feature film Top 10. Whet your appetite for our finest features via choice 10-minute excerpts of the movies.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Items

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The Sir Edmund Hillary Collection

This collection celebrates the onscreen legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary, with documentaries, newsreels, dramas and classic TV interviews.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 23 Items

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All-Time Top 20 Greatest Hits

Curated to mark NZ On Screen's fifth birthday in October 2013, this collection is our 20 most-watched titles to that time.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 20 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 18 Items

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Best of the 90s

This collection celebrates the best of 1990s television, film and music video – from Ice TV and Havoc, to memorable TV moments like O for Awesome.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 13 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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Best of the 70s

This collection celebrates the best of 1970s television, film and music video – highlights include Top Town, Grunt Machine, and Close to Home.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 15 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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More Legendary NZ TV Moments

This collection celebrates more of the legendary moments that we chortled with, and choked on our tea over. The follow-up to Legendary NZ TV Moments.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 11 Items

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The Paul Holmes Collection

"Those were our people today, and that's Holmes tonight" went the sign-off to Paul Holmes' nightly show. This collection is a tribute to his career.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 31 Items