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School's Out

For a school holiday treat, we pack our lunch boxes and shine the night light on classic pre scho...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 11 Items

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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 On Air Awards

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

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 9 Items

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Kiwi Features at the 2016 Film Festival

Film festival time has rolled around again. Among the picks from around the globe, some Kiwi gems...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 8 Items

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Classic Kiwi Music Festivals

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

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 5 Items

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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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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 . 14 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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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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Celebrating NZ Poetry

This Spotlight celebrates New Zealand's rich history in poetry, with contributions by some of our...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 16 Items

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Number One Hits: 1970 - 1979

In the 1970s Kiwi music was making more impact, and artists’ confidence was increasing with more ...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 12 Items

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Royal Tours

On Prince William’s first Royal Tour downunder his encounter with a native buzzy bee attracted wo...

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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

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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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Amanda Billing - Top Five

Actor Amanda Billing's Top Five titles on NZ On Screen are a varied selection. Billing — who spen...

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Sharon O'Neill - Taking the Whole World On

Nelson born Sharon O'Neill is one of New Zealand's foremost female singer/songwriters, achieving ...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 11 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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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 . 7 Items

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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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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 (...

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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...

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Shortland Street - Five Memorable Exits

There’s nothing like a shock exit to keep the momentum of a long-running soap going. Shortland St...

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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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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