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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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Kiwi Quiz Shows

The facts have been checked and verified: classic quiz show Mastermind will return to Kiwi televi...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 12 Items

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The Māori Strum

The ‘boom-chucka-boom-chucka’ “Māori strum” turned a British song – Ten Guitars – into an unoffic...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 9 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 . 13 Items

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George Lowe - Everest Enabler

Hastings-born George Lowe was instrumental in setting up the final Everest camp 300 metres below ...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 5 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...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 8 Items

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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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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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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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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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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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The Hot Seat - Classic Kiwi TV Interviews

The primetime current affairs interview is the heavyweight contest of screen broadcasting. They c...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 7 Items

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Ray Columbus - The Modernist

Ray Columbus began hosting television shows at the tender age of 19. After Columbus and the Invad...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 9 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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Kiwi Advice Shows

We all rely on the wisdom of others at some time in our lives, and well-known TV agony aunts have...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 6 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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Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield was born in Wellington on 14 October 1888. She died of tuberculosis at age 34...

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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Chic Littlewood

This Spotlight collection celebrates the screen work of versatile entertainer Chic Littlewood. Bo...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 5 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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NZ Tourism Films

‘Don’t leave town till you’ve seen the country’ was the catchphrase for an 80s advertising campai...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 13 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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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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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