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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...

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Number One Hits: 1960 - 1969

Songs by New Zealand artists were rare in the charts in the early 1960s; it would be April 1967 b...

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NZ's Favourite Screen Cats

Despite their status as the kings and queens of the internet, Cats are strangely lowly represente...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 10 Items

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Utu

In 1983 director Geoff Murphy stormed out of the scrub of the newly-reborn NZ film industry with ...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 7 Items

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George Lowe - Everest Enabler

Hastings-born George Lowe was instrumental in setting up the final Everest camp 300 metres below ...

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Dave Dobbyn - The Troubadour

Singer-songwriter Dave Dobbyn — currently touring New Zealand — is one of the country's most love...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 16 Items

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NZ Screen Vampires

Kiwi screen vampires garnered international attention in 2014, with mockumentary What We Do In th...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 9 Items

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Supergroove

Funksters Supergroove marshalled raps, riffs and energy to burn. Winners of a Herald Legacy Award...

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Fishing

With more than 15,000 kilometres of coastline and nowhere in Aotearoa further than 130 kilometres...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 13 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...

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The Springbok Tour - 35 Years On

Tuesday 19 July marks the 35th anniversary of the Springboks' arrival in New Zealand for the 1981...

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The Chills

This Spotlight collection celebrates the work of iconic Kiwi band The Chills. In October 2015 the...

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Classic TV Catchphrases

Keep cool till after school.  Jeez Wayne. Nice one Stu.  The money or the bag? You're not in Guat...

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The Māori Strum

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

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Songs of Shortland Street

New Zealand music has an important place on Shortland Street, including guest performances by som...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 5 Items

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Len Lye - Motion Maestro

This Spotlight collection celebrates the work of legendary New Zealand kinetic artist Len Lye. Fo...

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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...

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Number One Hits: 1990 - 1999

From John Grenell’s ‘Welcome to Our World’ at the start of the decade, to ‘Tonight’ by pop stars ...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 15 Items

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When Good TV Shows Go Bad

NZ On Screen's usual brief is to showcase the television shows and films that have been notably g...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 5 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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Chic Littlewood

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

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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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Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield was born in Wellington on 14 October 1888. She died of tuberculosis at age 34...

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Screen Weddings

Everyone loves a good wedding, and screen weddings are no exception. Our long-running soap Shortl...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 6 Items