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Leap Day

Once every four years it arrives: the extra leap day on 29 February. This Leap Day Spotlight coll...

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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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NZ On Air turns 25

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

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Shortland Street - the cast pick their favourite scenes

Celebrating 25 years of Shortland Street on our screens, current cast members reflect on their fa...

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year events attract crowds from Auckland to Dunedin. This Spotlight collection brings...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 15 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...

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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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Classic NZ Name Songs

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

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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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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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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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Shona Laing - Venerable Tui

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

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Kiwi Documentaries at the 2017 NZ International Film Festival

When temperatures drop in the winter months, it can be hard to leave home until chocolate supplie...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 12 Items

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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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Kiwi Oscar Heroes

When the final Lord of the Rings won Oscar glory on 29 February 2004, jokes were made about runni...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 11 Items

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Sam Hunt

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

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Spying

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

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Pioneering Women

This Spotlight collection celebrates women and feminism in New Zealand - the country that was the...

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Accent on Kiwi

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

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Beauty Queens

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

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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...

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Fool's Gold

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

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Celebrating NZ Poetry

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

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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...

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