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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...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 10 Items

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Mark Hadlow - Top Five

Mark Hadlow's screen career spans everything from 1979 TV series Children of Fire Mountain, to em...

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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...

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Number One Hits: 2000 - 2009

There were more local number ones in the 2000s than any decade before it. Most of them are featur...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 14 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...

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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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Shortland Street - Four Weddings and a Funeral

After 25 years on air, Shortland Street has clocked up its share of weddings and funerals. Here w...

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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Television Puppets

Online parody show Like Mike has added a new member to New Zealand's prestigious puppet alumni — ...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 10 Items

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Classic Kiwi Music Festivals

This Spotlight collection offers the chance to sample music festival options from years gone by, ...

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Accent on Kiwi

Thus linguistic spotlight takes a look at sux pieces of fentestic New Zealand television that foc...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 6 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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Flying Conchords

You would need a special diagram to chart the screen endeavours of Flight of the Conchords talent...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 20 Items

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Sculpture

Sculpture is arguably more present in people’s day-to-day lives than many other art forms. It is ...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 12 Items

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Cover Songs

The Beatles, Hendrix, The White Stripes, Cat Power, Aretha ... popular music is strewn with acts ...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 23 Items

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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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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...

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...

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NZ On Air Awards

At a 25th anniversary celebration in March 2015, NZ On Air handed out awards to some production c...

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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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Celebrating The Exponents

In November 2015 The Exponents received the Herald Legacy Award, for 'notable and celebrated Kiwi...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 9 Items

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Kiwi Songbirds

Kiwi women have long held their own when it comes to songwriting. From a 17-year-old Shona Laing ...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 33 Items

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Caterina De Nave

This Spotlight collection showcases the work of Influential producer and network executive Cateri...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 8 Items

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Te Reo Music on the Airwaves

In 1991 Moana and the Moahunters mixed house beats with a lyrical plea for the importance of pres...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 8 Items