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The Chills

This Spotlight collection celebrates the work of iconic Kiwi band The Chills. In October 2015 the...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 8 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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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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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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Songs of Shortland Street

New Zealand music has an important place on Shortland Street, including guest performances by som...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 5 Items

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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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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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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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Celebrating Bic

In mid-November 2016, Bic Runga became the youngest inductee into the NZ Music Hall of Fame — she...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 13 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

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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 . 8 Items

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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 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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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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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...

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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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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Shortland Street - Five Memorable Exits

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

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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Margaret Mahy - Video Pirate

This Spotlight collection showcases the life and work of writer Margaret Mahy. The Hans Christian...

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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Vintage Food Shows

Without food life would not only be boring, but impossible. Television networks obviously agree: ...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 5 Items

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NZ Screen Dogs

New Zealand has a fine tradition of Kiwi canines on screen. So what better way to celebrate than ...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 18 Items

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Kiwi Songbirds

Kiwi women have long held their own when it comes to songwriting. From a 17-year-old Shona Laing ...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 34 Items