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Classic and curious collections, hand-picked by NZ On Screen and special guests

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The Radio Collection

A collection that highlights the impact, achievements (and some shock-jock antics) of the radio industry an Aotearoa.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 28 Items
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The Florian Habicht Collection

From demolition derby drivers to spookmakers and performance artists: a collection celebrating the work of filmmaker Florian Habicht.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 13 Items

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The Coming-of-Age Collection

From The God Boy to Boy, plus singers, whale riders and more — NZ On Screen presents its Coming-of-Age Collection.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 32 Items

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Christchurch

As a showcase history of Christchurch onscreen this collection is backwards looking; but the devastation caused by the quakes gives it poignancy beyond that.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 66 Items

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Labour Day Collection

Curated to mark Labour Day, this collection features titles that relate to Kiwi working life, from economic revolutions and industrial disputes to Gliding On.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 20 Items

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The Topp Twins Collection

A collection celebrating Kiwi singing and comedy legends the Topp Twins.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 43 Items

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The Ray Columbus Collection

A nod to the mod – a career-spanning collection that salutes the legendary Ray Columbus.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 12 Items

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The Car Collection

Car races, demolition derbies and a famous yellow mini ...The Car Collection is loaded with vehicles of every make and vintage, plus appearances by Bruce McLaren, Scott Dixon, Bruno Lawrence, and two clever canines.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 34 Items

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The Nature Collection

This collection showcases New Zealand's impressive record in nature and wildlife films. Check out whales, wild deer, and a menagerie of curious birds — limestone caves and Antarctic volcanoes.

Curated by Peter Hayden 37 Items

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The Body Art Collection

NZ On Screen's Body Art Collection features more than 30 titles, many of them about tattooing

Curated by NZ On Screen team 33 Items

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The Bruno Lawrence Collection

This collection celebrates the inimitable performances of Bruno Lawrence, whose screen charisma was key to classic films Smash Palace, The Quiet Earth and Utu.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 24 Items

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The Horse Collection

This collection features all things equine on NZ screens – horse documentaries, dramas, newsreels, and more.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 22 Items

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The Sir Edmund Hillary Collection

This collection celebrates the onscreen legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary, with documentaries, newsreels, dramas and classic TV interviews.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 24 Items

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Thirty Years of South Pacific Pictures

From Marlin Bay to Westside — and so much more in between — this collection marks 30 years of production from South Pacific Pictures.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 48 Items

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The Roger Donaldson Collection

A collection devoted to the career of director Roger Donaldson, including award-winning dramas, interviews, and lost gems.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 35 Items

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The Radio Collection

A collection that highlights the impact, achievements (and some shock-jock antics) of the radio industry an Aotearoa.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 28 Items

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Politics

Our representatives in Parliament have had some of their most memorable moments captured on camera. This collection showcases our politicians' screen legacy.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 74 Items

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Fool's Gold

Check out some memorable Kiwi leg-pulling in this collection of spoofs and mockumentaries.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 15 Items

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Kiwi Architecture

A collection that shines a light on architecture in New Zealand.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 22 Items

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The Wahine Disaster

A collection of documentaries about the Wahine Disaster of April 1968

Curated by NZ On Screen team 9 Items

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New Zealand Poetry

A collection featuring documentaries about some of New Zealand's most celebrated poets — plus classic train film The Coaster.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 19 Items

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The Tony Williams Collection

This collection showcases the career of NZ screen industry pioneer Tony Williams, director of many of our iconic TVCs (Crunchie, Bugger, Spot, Dear John).

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 21 Items

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The Billy T James Collection

Billy T James is a Kiwi entertainment legend. This tribute collection celebrates his screen legacy, life and inimitable brand of comedy.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 22 Items

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Ultimate NZ Party Playlist

From Split Enz to Savage, this is NZ On Screen's playlist of Kiwi party songs.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 30 Items

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Best of the 80s

This 1980s collection shows the screen icons from the decade of shoulder pads and the sharemarket crash – from Billy T's yellow towel, to Karyn Hay's vowels.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 15 Items

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