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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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Supergroove

Funksters Supergroove marshalled raps, riffs and energy to burn. Winners of a Herald Legacy Award...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 6 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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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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Dave Dobbyn - The Troubadour

Singer-songwriter Dave Dobbyn is one of New Zealand's most loved, respected and awarded musicians...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 15 Items

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Controversial Crime Stories

The Crewe murders were New Zealand's first controversial court case to be played out in the telev...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 9 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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Phillip Leishman - Gentleman Broadcaster

This Spotlight collection celebrates broadcaster Phillip Leishman, whose amiable features were sy...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 3 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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NZ On Air turns 25

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

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 5 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kiwi Features at the 2016 Film Festival

Film festival time has rolled around again. Among the picks from around the globe, some Kiwi gems...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 8 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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The Springbok Tour - 35 Years On

Tuesday 19 July marks the 35th anniversary of the Springboks' arrival in New Zealand for the 1981...

Curated by the NZ On Screen team . 10 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 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