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

Kiwi Architecture

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

Curated by NZ On Screen team 20 Items

The Wahine Disaster

A collection of documentaries about the Wahine Disaster of April 1968

Curated by NZ On Screen team 8 Items

The Dragon Collection

A collection showcasing classic Kiwi band Dragon.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 12 Items

The Nature Collection

This collection showcases New Zealand's impressive record in nature and wildlife films. Check out whales, wild deer, and a menagerie of curious birds — limestone caves and Antarctic volcanoes.

Curated by Peter Hayden 37 Items

Kiwi Oscar Heroes

A collection of films that have seen Kiwis winning glory at the Academy Awards — or coming very close.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 15 Items

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 62 Items

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

Cover Songs

Crummer sings Clapton, Head Like a Hole sings Springsteen: a collection of popular New Zealand cover songs.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 24 Items

Sculpture

A collection about some of New Zealand's notable sculptors and their work.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 13 Items

NZ On Air Turns 25

A collection compiled to mark the 25th anniversary of broadcasting funding agency, NZ On Air.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 5 Items

The Ray Columbus Collection

A nod to the mod – a career-spanning collection that salutes the legendary Ray Columbus.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 9 Items

The Crown Collection

A collection of things royal – from visits downunder to a royal guest appearance on bro'Town.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 13 Items

Kids Classics

"Keep cool till after school" with this collection of classic kids programmes.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 13 Items

When NZ Made World News

A collection of international attention-grabbing stories.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 8 Items

Cats and Dogs

A collection of screen cats and dogs. The purrfect canine and feline mix. So Sit! Watch. And enjoy...

Curated by NZ On Screen team 29 Items

Kiwi Love Songs

From Blam Blam Blam to Tiki Taane, a collection of classic love songs spanning 50 years.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 31 Items

25 Years of Television

Three television specials and a run of live performances from 1985, celebrating the 25th anniversary of New Zealand television

Curated by NZ On Screen team 15 Items

Top Five Collection

A wide and varied selection of favourite NZ On Screen titles, as chosen by a wide and varied list of Kiwi screen figures.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 7 Items

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 36 Items

Māori Television Collection

Māori Television was launched in March 2004: celebrate New Zealand's indigenous broadcaster in this collection

Curated by NZ On Screen team 33 Items

The Sam Neill Collection

Actor, director, makes the odd bottle of pinot noir: a collection celebrating the screen work of Sam Neill.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 32 Items

The Hello Sailor Collection

A collection devoted to legendary Ponsonby rock'n'rollers Hello Sailor.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 20 Items

The Florian Habicht Collection

From demolition derby drivers to spookmakers and performance artists: a collection celebrating the work of filmmaker Florian Habicht.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Items

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