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

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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 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 43 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 31 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 47 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 31 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 30 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 48 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Protest Collection

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

Curated by NZ On Screen team 36 Items

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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 24 Items

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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 28 Items

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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

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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

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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

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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 27 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 17 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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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

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The Antarctica Collection

A collection celebrating Antarctica.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 21 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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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 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

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Kiwi Architecture

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

Curated by NZ On Screen team 20 Items

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The Wahine Disaster

A collection of documentaries about the Wahine Disaster of April 1968

Curated by NZ On Screen team 8 Items

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The Dragon Collection

A collection showcasing classic Kiwi band Dragon.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 12 Items

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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

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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

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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 71 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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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

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Sculpture

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

Curated by NZ On Screen team 13 Items

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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 10 Items

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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

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Kids Classics

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

Curated by NZ On Screen team 13 Items

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When NZ Made World News

A collection of international attention-grabbing stories.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 8 Items

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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

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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

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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

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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

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