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Sam Hunt

This Spotlight collection celebrates poet, raconteur and all-round New Zealand living legend Sam ...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 7 Items

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David Blyth Unleashed

Director David Blyth has turned Bruno Lawrence green, made vampires fly and exposed the dark unde...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 6 Items

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Happy Queen's Birthday

Queen’s Birthday is celebrated in New Zealand each year on the first Monday in June. This Spotlig...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 14 Items

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Ray Columbus - The Modernist

Ray Columbus began hosting television shows at the tender age of 19. After Columbus and the Invad...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 9 Items

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Celebrating Dave McArtney

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Dave McArtney achieved fame with Kiwi music legends Hello Sailor...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 12 Items

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Kiwi Architecture on Screen

The concept of the New Zealand home — and who has the means to own one — can be a contentious top...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 15 Items

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Music Stars on Stage Downunder

This Spotlight collection offers up an array of overseas acts filmed performing in NZ from a time...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 8 Items

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Chic Littlewood

This Spotlight collection celebrates the screen work of versatile entertainer Chic Littlewood. Bo...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 5 Items

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Celebrating Bic

In mid-November 2016, Bic Runga became the youngest inductee into the NZ Music Hall of Fame — she...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 13 Items

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The Māori Strum

The ‘boom-chucka-boom-chucka’ “Māori strum” turned a British song – Ten Guitars – into an unoffic...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 10 Items

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When NZ Made World News

In late 2012, an unusual world first got overseas media looking in Aotearoa's direction: Campbell...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 8 Items

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NZ Tourism Films

‘Don’t leave town till you’ve seen the country’ was the catchphrase for an 80s advertising campai...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 13 Items

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The Hot Seat - Classic Kiwi TV Interviews

The primetime current affairs interview is the heavyweight contest of screen broadcasting. They c...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 8 Items

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Frank Sargeson: Cottage Industry

Celebrate the work of one of New Zealand's most renowned literary masters, Frank Sargeson, via th...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 3 Items

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Spying

With the expansion of technology turning us into a global village, there’s also a potential downs...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 9 Items

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Jon Gadsby - Gone, but not Forgotten

Jon Gadsby passed away on 12 December 2015, aged 62. Gadsby and friend David McPhail were at the ...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 11 Items

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Com pu pu pu pu pu pu…computer games!

In 1979 the techno-pop mix of synth and rock in 'Computer Games' sparked an arcade fire, with the...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 6 Items

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A Winter Spotlight - Six Fires and a Heater

This winter Spotlight collection of all the titles on NZ On Screen with the word 'fire' in them (...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 7 Items

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Controversial Crime Stories

The Crewe murders were New Zealand's first controversial court case to be played out in the telev...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 9 Items

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Phillip Leishman - Gentleman Broadcaster

This Spotlight collection celebrates broadcaster Phillip Leishman, whose amiable features were sy...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 3 Items

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NZ On Air turns 25

Broadcasting funding agency NZ On Air celebrated its 25th year of existence in 2015. Established ...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 5 Items

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Going with the Fro

Once upon a time in the 70s, the afro was the haircut of choice amongst truly groovy broadcasters...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 6 Items

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Remembering Ramai

A pioneer of New Zealand cinema, Ramai Hayward is credited as this country’s first Māori filmmake...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 3 Items

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Fool's Gold

In 1938 Orson Welles famously fooled radio listeners into believing the United States was under a...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 13 Items