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

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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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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

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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

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The Hello Sailor Collection

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

Curated by NZ On Screen team 20 Items

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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

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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

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Split Enz

Documentaries, music videos and curious odds'n'enz, celebrating a truly trailblazing band.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 17 Items

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25 Years of Shortland Street

After countless romances, breakups and revelations, Shortland Street has turned 25. Catch up with classic moments, and memories from the cast.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 17 Items

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Five Decades of NZ Number One Hits

Jump between the decades for 50 years of Kiwi music ... counting the beat from 60s ballads to turn of the century hip hop.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 5 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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The Car Collection

Car races, demolition derbies and a famous yellow mini ...The Car Collection is loaded with vehicles of every make and vintage, plus appearances by Bruce McLaren, Scott Dixon, Bruno Lawrence, and two clever canines.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 33 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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National Film Unit Collection

This collection celebrates government filmmaking body the National Film Unit. Culled from more than 370 NFU films on NZ On Screen, these 30 highlights cover everything from wartime newsreels and glimpses into Kiwi culture, to Oscar-nominated images of Antarctica and the Southern Alps.

Curated by Clive Sowry 30 Items

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The Top 10 NZ Television Ads

Great adverts are mini works of magic. This collection of classic adverts from the last 40 years includes dogs on skateboards, choc bar robberies, ghost chips and famous authors driving erratically.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Items

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NZ Disasters

Spanning more than 150 years, this collection tells stories of drama, caution, hope and recovery — from the 1863 wreck of the Orpheus at Manukau Heads, to Tarawera, the Wahine, Erebus, Pike River and Christchurch.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 28 Items

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The Temuera Morrison Collection

From Rangi's Catch to Once Were Warriors: a collection celebrating the career of actor Temuera Morrison.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 17 Items

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NZ On Screen's Top 10 for 2015

The most watched titles on NZ On Screen in 2015.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Items

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Ultimate NZ Party Playlist

From Split Enz to Savage, this is NZ On Screen's playlist of Kiwi party songs.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 30 Items

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The Animation Collection

From talking chickens to dancing Cossacks, feast on this collection of Kiwi animation - from early stop motion shenanigans to Bride of Frankenstein.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 57 Items

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Rugby

This collection celebrates rugby in New Zealand as it's been seen onscreen: from classic bios and tour docos, to social history, dramas and protest.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 54 Items

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Top 40 NZ TV Classics

This Kiwi TV collection brings together 40 local TV series that have become classics.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 40 Items

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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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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 30 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 15 Items

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