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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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Beauty Queens

This Spotlight collection offers high stakes drama, beautiful women in beautiful gowns, and the o...

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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The Songs of Westside

The first season of Westside continued a grand tradition, one that began on parent show Outrageou...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 27 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...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 8 Items

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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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Favourite NZ TV Couples

This NZ On Screen collection shines the Spotlight on classic Kiwi TV couples: Cheryl and Wolf, Li...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 7 Items

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14 Kiwi Love Songs for 14 February

To mark Valentine's Day, NZ On Screen Content Director Irene Gardiner has selected 14 Kiwi love s...

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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Bruce Springsteen - Undercover Boss

This Spotlight collection features a trio of Springsteen song covers on NZ On Screen: Head Like a...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 3 Items

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Shona Laing - Venerable Tui

Pioneering singer-songwriter Shona Laing was inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame in ...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 6 Items

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Any Day of the Week

From 'Monday Monday' to 'Ruby Tuesday' to all those songs extolling the excitement of Saturday ni...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 8 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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Classic NZ Name Songs

Names are part of the bedrock of history; they also make up a highly hummable thread in the story...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 15 Items

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Finn Family Tree

When Neil Finn joined brother Tim’s band, Split Enz, at the age of 18, the place of the Finn fami...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 30 Items

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Bogan's Heroes

In the UK they’re ‘chavs’, in the US they’re ‘white trash’, but downunder the species is called ‘...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 14 Items

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Len Lye - Motion Maestro

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

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 4 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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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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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 . 12 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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Kiwi Documentaries at the 2015 Film Festival

The Kiwi titles in 2015’s NZ International Film Festival leaned heavily towards documentary. This...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 6 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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Before They Were Politicians

Dirty tricks, changing allegiances, a big public vote to see who stays ... it all sounds like a r...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 12 Items