Series

Weekly Review

Short Film, 1942–1950

The National Film Unit was set up in 1941 to publicise New Zealand’s war effort. The unit’s output soon evolved into the Weekly Review, a weekly reel screened in cinemas. Confusingly the first Weekly Review in October 1942 was named No. 60. It was the principal NZ film series produced in the 1940s. The series ended in August 1950 with the 459th issue. The reviews were a mix of newsreel and general interest stories and occasionally, full-reel documentaries. Some were later re-issued (without the Weekly Review title) for screening in educational and overseas markets.

Taupō Fires

Short Film, 1946 (Full Length)

War Years

Film, 1983 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No 138 - Women Truck Drivers

Short Film, 1944 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 140 - Easter Action on Bougainville

Short Film, 1944 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 169 - New Zealand Soldiers and Polish Children

Short Film, 1944 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 183

Short Film, 1945 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 195 - New Zealand Celebrates VE Day

Short Film, 1945 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 200 - Flying Out from Germany

Short Film, 1945 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 204 - Civic Reception to Prime Minister Peter Fraser

Short Film, 1945 (Excerpts)

Weekly Review No. 206 - Danger in Trieste

Short Film, 1945 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 208 - VJ Day Celebrations

Short Film, 1945 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 215 - New Zealand Cameraman in Singapore

Short Film, 1945 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 232 - Māori Battalion Returns

Short Film, 1946 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 249 - New Zealand and World War II

Short Film, 1946 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 258 - Civvy Street

Short Film, 1946 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 263 - Rugby in New Zealand

Short Film, 1946 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 267 - Winter Sports at Mount Cook

Short Film, 1946 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 280 - Patterns in Flax

Short Film, 1947 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 310 - Mail Run

Short Film, 1947 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 324 - Māori School

Short Film, 1947 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 332 - Hokianga ... Backblock Medical Service

Short Film, 1948 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 337 - Wheat Problem 1948

Short Film, 1948 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 346 - Rhythm and Movement

Short Film, 1948 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 347

Short Film, 1948 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 350 - New Zealanders for the Olympics

Short Film, 1948 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 355 - Railway Worker

Short Film, 1948 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 367 - Crippled Children Society

Short Film, 1948 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 374 - The Coaster

Short Film, 1948 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 395 - Interview...Sir Peter Buck

Short Film, 1949 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 401

Short Film, 1949 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 407

Short Film, 1949 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 413 - From Potter's Wheel to Mass Production

Short Film, 1949 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 416 - Prelude to Aspiring

Short Film, 1949 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 427

Short Film, 1949 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 431

Short Film, 1949 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 432

Short Film, 1949 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 437 - Ornithology ... Notornis Expedition

Short Film, 1950 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 446

Short Film, 1950 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 459 - The Final Issue

Short Film, 1950 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 60 - The First Episode

Short Film, 1942 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 97 - Coal from Westland

Short Film, 1943 (Full Length)