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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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Valentine's Day

Given that Valentine's Day is meant to be about harmony rather than arguments, we decided to side...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 19 Items

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Screen Weddings

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

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NZ TV's Sauciest Moments

Some television moments stay in mind, years after they were seen. There can be many reasons why t...

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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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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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School's Out

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

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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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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 . 15 Items

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Celebrating Dave McArtney

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Dave McArtney achieved fame with Kiwi music legends Hello Sailor...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 12 Items

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Pioneering Women

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

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 14 Items

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Remembering Ramai

A pioneer of New Zealand cinema, Ramai Hayward is credited as this country’s first Māori filmmake...

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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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Royal Tours

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

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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...

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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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Leap Day

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

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 12 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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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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NZ Screen Vampires

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

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Going with the Fro

Once upon a time in the 70s, the afro was the haircut of choice amongst truly groovy broadcasters...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 6 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...

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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 ‘...

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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