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TVNZ Transmission Opening ID Television (Full Length) – 1976 - 1992 Promotional

TVNZ Transmission Opening ID

Television (Full Length) – 1976 - 1992 Promotional

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What is the name of the instrumental music used for the 1970’s TV One opening sequence?

Richard Tudor

Richard Tudor 1 Aug 2019 - 04.50pm

could someone dot down the lyrics to the whole song (not the god defend lyrics) but the other parts

Classic kiwiana song



2E 2 Dec 2017 - 05.15pm

anyone remember an electronic music theme [lots of synthesisers] with the Harbour bridge in it? Would be late 70s


Craig 11 Sep 2015 - 03.02pm

This should be the definitive version of our anthem. Memories!!!

peter grattan

peter grattan 27 Oct 2014 - 11.41am

Does anyone know where I can purchase an mp3 version of this anthem? It's the best ever and I've looked everywhere!!


Leoni 13 Jul 2013 - 12.45pm

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.


Derfdiver 25 Nov 2012 - 04.28pm

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.


Blair 27 Aug 2012 - 11.38pm

It's just a shame the archive can't find South Pacific Television's opener and trust me I've been inquiring.

Damien Service

Damien Service 26 Oct 2011 - 07.07pm

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).

John H

John H 4 Aug 2011 - 11.55am

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?

Miles Lacey

Miles Lacey 25 Jul 2011 - 03.02am

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


Baz 20 May 2011 - 01.15pm

awesome love thie intro cheers for posting it


james 3 May 2011 - 09.52pm

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.

Damien Service

Damien Service 26 Apr 2011 - 06.50pm

Gosh, the third one brings back old memories!


Brendon 4 Apr 2011 - 10.48pm

The National Anthem was sung and recorded in 1988 by Annie Crummer, Peter Morgan, Dalvanius and the Patea Maori Club.

Patrick TePou

Patrick TePou 21 Mar 2011 - 03.36pm

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