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TVNZ Transmission Opening ID

Television (Full Length) – 1976 - 1992

Richard Tudor
Richard Tudor
1 Aug 2019 - 04.50pm
What is the name of the instrumental music used for the 1970’s TV One opening sequence?
2E
2E
2 Dec 2017 - 05.15pm
could someone dot down the lyrics to the whole song (not the god defend lyrics) but the other parts

Classic kiwiana song

Cheers
Craig
Craig
11 Sep 2015 - 03.02pm
anyone remember an electronic music theme [lots of synthesisers] with the Harbour bridge in it? Would be late 70s
peter grattan
27 Oct 2014 - 11.41am
This should be the definitive version of our anthem. Memories!!!
Leoni
Leoni
13 Jul 2013 - 12.45pm
Does anyone know where I can purchase an mp3 version of this anthem? It's the best ever and I've looked everywhere!!
Derfdiver
Derfdiver
25 Nov 2012 - 04.28pm
Trust me before this version, all we had were mundaine Victorian versions at school, badly butchered and stomped out on an out-of-tune piano with little heart.

Annie Crummer wow, to this day sings it with the most heart. First time NZ heard a Maori version too, where it first originated from I think. Bunny Walters, Dalvanius Prime and Patea Maori club with little Annie made our anthem cool. Great arrangement and well orchestrated, still gives me goose pumps more than any other version.
Blair
Blair
27 Aug 2012 - 11.38pm
Its a shame the networks don't do something similar today like TV1 before switching over to BBC World at night should do something like this. There was a variant in the late eighties and early nineties that played the National Anthem at the start and finish of TV1. TV2 always finished with the Goodnight Kiwi.
Damien Service
26 Oct 2011 - 07.07pm
It's just a shame the archive can't find South Pacific Television's opener and trust me I've been inquiring.
John H
John H
4 Aug 2011 - 11.55am
I've just identified the shot at 1.05 - 1.06 as being in central Wellington turning left from Lambton Quay into Grey Street. Sadly almost every building in that brief shot has been demolished including the massive Edwardian-era General Post Office (centre-left at 1.06).
Miles Lacey
Miles Lacey
25 Jul 2011 - 03.02am
I wish this music was our national anthem. It is much more upbeat and reflective of who we are as a country. By the way, what is the name and artist of the song?
Baz
Baz
20 May 2011 - 01.15pm
I remember getting early (6am) to catch the first cartoons on TV! I think this instilled a sense of pride in NZ from an early age in me
james
james
3 May 2011 - 09.52pm
awesome love thie intro cheers for posting it
Damien Service
Damien Service
26 Apr 2011 - 06.50pm
I was very fortunate to have bought a few of the clips shown here on DVD from TVNZ and it's a wonderful addition to the website.
Brendon
Brendon
4 Apr 2011 - 10.48pm
Gosh, the third one brings back old memories!
Patrick TePou
21 Mar 2011 - 03.36pm
The National Anthem was sung and recorded in 1988 by Annie Crummer, Peter Morgan, Dalvanius and the Patea Maori Club.
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