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

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NZ Comedy is a Bit S**t ...But in a Good Way

A collection exploring the mindspinning idea that Kiwi comedy be a bit shit and quite good, all at the same time.
Curated by NZ On Screen team 30 Items
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NZ Comedy is a Bit S**t ...But in a Good Way

A collection exploring the mindspinning idea that Kiwi comedy be a bit shit and quite good, all at the same time.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 30 Items

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The Give It A Whirl Collection

A collection celebrating Kiwi rock music, built around classic show Give It A Whirl — including unseen interviews, radio show Give It A Girl, and three backgrounders.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 19 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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In Memoriam Collection

These short videos acknowledge members of the New Zealand screen industry who have passed away.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 6 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 Bird Collection

A collection devoted to our feathered friends — from nosey kea to noisy kākāpō, to miraculous rescue missions and birds whose only remaining home is the museum.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 53 Items

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John Clarke - The Collection

A collection celebrating the outstanding career of beloved Kiwi comedy legend John Clarke. We lost him to Australia, but not before he entrenched himself in Kiwi culture with his iconic Fred Dagg character. There’s plenty of Fred to enjoy, and much more besides. Get in behind!

Curated by NZ On Screen team 46 Items

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The Sir Dave Dobbyn Collection

A collection celebrating the work of legendary musician Dave Dobbyn.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 39 Items

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The Lockdown Collection

NZ On Screen's Lockdown Collection showcases some of the creativity that brewed in New Zealand homes after the country went into lockdown, on 25 March 2020.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 13 Items

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The Sailing Collection

Take the trip: NZ On Screen's Sailing Collection offers everything from waka warriors to America's Cup winners.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 27 Items

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The World War II Collection

Published to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day on 15 August 2020, The World War II Collection serves as an on-screen remembrance to the 140,000 Kiwis that served and more than 11,000 that lost their lives.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 44 Items

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60 TV Moments: 1960 - 2020

60 TV moments from across the decades, celebrating 60 years of television in New Zealand. Some serious, some light, something for everyone...

Curated by NZ On Screen team 60 Items

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Chinese in New Zealand Collection

Documentary, comedy, drama, and even some martial arts: a collection celebrating Chinese in New Zealand.

eeeeeeee NZ On Screen team 32 Items

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Thirty Years of Three

November 2019 marks three decades since Three first went to air. This 30th birthday collection looks back at notable shows, starting from the very first day of transmission.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 46 Items

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NZ On Air - 30th Birthday Collection

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of funding organisation NZ On Air: from Jacinda Ardern to Oscar Kightley, famous Kiwis talk about their favourite New Zealand TV programmes and music videos.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 24 Items

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The Don McGlashan Collection

Don McGlashan plays drums, horns and guitars, has crafted classic songs with Blam Blam Blam, The Mutton Birds and as a solo artist, and has won multiple awards for his soundtracks. This collection pays tribute to a talented man.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 32 Items

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The Music Festivals Collection

The counterculture, the mud, the hangovers – and the music! From New Zealand's very own Woodstock to Gisborne's hot ticket, Rhythm and Vines, this collection covers the long history of music festivals in Aotearoa.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 16 Items

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The Pacific Collection

From Niue to Auckland, from Tagata Pasifika to bro'Town, from Bill Sevesi to King Kapisi — 30 classic titles celebrating Pasifika culture and people.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 31 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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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 49 Items

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NZ On Screen Turns 10

From Britten to Bugger, this collection celebrates 10 years of NZ On Screen — and the most viewed titles for each of those 10 years. Enjoy!

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Items

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Horror

Vampires, zombies, mutant sheep, and the Bride of Frankenstein: a collection devoted to Kiwi horror.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 44 Items

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New Zealand Tourism Films

‘Don’t leave town till you’ve seen the country’ was the catchphrase for a 1980s advertising campaign which reminded Kiwis that tourism begins at home. Don't leave NZ On Screen until checking out this collection of tourism promos.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 17 Items

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The Hot Seat

The hot seat: not always the most comfortable place on screen – for interviewer or interviewee. This collection looks at some iconic Kiwi contributions.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 9 Items

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Classic Kiwi Food Shows

Food shows have been a staple of the Kiwi TV diet since our very first broadcasts. This collection offers up a smorgasbord of local chefs and culinary delights.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Items

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The Fishing Collection

Fishy tales from one of New Zealand's most popular pastimes: a collection about fishing.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 15 Items

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The Banned Collection

A collection of titles that pushed the boundaries, and were sometimes banned for doing so.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Items

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The Protest Collection

A collection which spans decades of public protest in New Zealand.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 38 Items

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Bloopers

From animals and puppets, to giggling hosts and newsreaders: a collection of moments when not everything went to plan.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 24 Items

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The Dance Collection

A celebration of dance: from the grace of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, to Dancing with the Stars and global sensation Parris Goebel, this collection has the moves covered.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 29 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 14 Items

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Classic TV Catchphrases

Classic moments where a few choice words become the stuff of a national catchphrase.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 8 Items

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Controversial Crime Stories

A collection of crime cases that have been the subject of high profile documentaries and dramas.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 13 Items

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Pioneering Women

A collection celebrating women and feminism in New Zealand, from all walks of life — pioneering, staunch and committed.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 33 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 Sam Hunt Collection

A collection celebrating Sam Hunt – a man for whom poetry is his lifeblood; a poet whose words have provided a backdrop to New Zealand lives.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 8 Items

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Kiwi Songbirds

A salute to the women of New Zealand music – the songs and songstresses that have found their way into Kiwi hearts.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 34 Items

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The Antarctica Collection

A collection celebrating Antarctica.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 21 Items

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The NZ Film Commission turns 40

A collection celebrating 40 years of the NZ Film Commission, and 40 years of New Zealand films.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 43 Items

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Winners & Losers Collection

Roger Donaldson and Ian Mune's classic 70s television series, restored.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 12 Items

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The Taika Waititi Collection

From acting to funny accents, to directing blockbuster movie hits — a collection devoted to the many talents of Taika Waititi.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 16 Items

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Kiwi Architecture

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

Curated by NZ On Screen team 20 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 8 Items

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The Dragon Collection

A collection showcasing classic Kiwi band Dragon.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 14 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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Kiwi Oscar Heroes

A collection of films that have seen Kiwis winning glory at the Academy Awards — or coming very close.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 15 Items

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Songs of Westside

A parade of classic Kiwi songs, from the series that goes back to where it all began for the Wests — our favourite bogan TV family.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 72 Items

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Accent on Kiwi

From Karyn Hay to Billy T, take a look at some fentestic pieces of New Zealand television that feature the Kiwi ecceent.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 8 Items

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Cover Songs

Crummer sings Clapton, Head Like a Hole sings Springsteen: a collection of popular New Zealand cover songs.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 24 Items

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Sculpture

A collection about some of New Zealand's notable sculptors and their work.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 14 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 11 Items

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The Crown Collection

A collection of things royal – from visits downunder to a royal guest appearance on bro'Town.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 13 Items

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Kids Classics

"Keep cool till after school" with this collection of classic kids programmes.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 13 Items

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When NZ Made World News

A collection of international attention-grabbing stories.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 8 Items

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Cats and Dogs

A collection of screen cats and dogs. The purrfect canine and feline mix. So Sit! Watch. And enjoy...

Curated by NZ On Screen team 30 Items

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Kiwi Love Songs

From Blam Blam Blam to Tiki Taane, a collection of classic love songs spanning 50 years.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 31 Items

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25 Years of Television

Three television specials and a run of live performances from 1985, celebrating the 25th anniversary of New Zealand television

Curated by NZ On Screen team 15 Items

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Top Five Collection

A wide and varied selection of favourite NZ On Screen titles, as chosen by a wide and varied list of Kiwi screen figures.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 7 Items

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Kiwi Music Videos: The Award-winners

Guitars, Diamonds and Smiles: a collection of award-winning music videos which spans three decades.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 39 Items

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Māori Television Collection

Māori Television was launched in March 2004: celebrate New Zealand's indigenous broadcaster in this collection

Curated by NZ On Screen team 33 Items

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The Sam Neill Collection

Actor, director, makes the odd bottle of pinot noir: a collection celebrating the screen work of Sam Neill.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 34 Items

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The Hello Sailor Collection

A collection devoted to legendary Ponsonby rock'n'rollers Hello Sailor.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 22 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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NZ On Air Top 20

NZ On Air began funding local content in 1989. This special collection looks back at the 20 most watched NZ On Air-funded programmes since then — plus some bonus titles that also rated highly.

Curated by Kathryn Quirk 20 Items

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Split Enz

Documentaries, music videos and curious odds'n'enz, celebrating a truly trailblazing band.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 20 Items

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25 Years of Shortland Street

After countless romances, breakups and revelations, Shortland Street has turned 25. Catch up with classic moments, and memories from the cast.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 28 Items

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Five Decades of NZ Number One Hits

Jump between the decades for 50 years of Kiwi music ... counting the beat from 60s ballads to turn of the century hip hop.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 5 Items

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2016's Most Viewed

NZ On Screen's Collection of most viewed clips for 2016 includes classic adverts, musical interludes, and legendary talents lost to us over the year — from Martin Crowe to Ray Columbus, actor Sophia Hawthorne, and David Bowie.

Curated by Kathryn Quirk 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 33 Items

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Turning Up the Volume

Press play on NZ On Screen's biggest collection yet. From hip hop to Howard Morrison, explore Kiwi pop through songs, documentaries and in-depth playlists.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 77 Items

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National Film Unit Collection

This collection celebrates government filmmaking body the National Film Unit. Culled from more than 370 NFU films on NZ On Screen, these 30 highlights cover everything from wartime newsreels and glimpses into Kiwi culture, to Oscar-nominated images of Antarctica and the Southern Alps.

Curated by Clive Sowry 30 Items

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The Top 10 NZ Television Ads

Great adverts are mini works of magic. This collection of classic adverts from the last 40 years includes dogs on skateboards, choc bar robberies, ghost chips and famous authors driving erratically.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 10 Items

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