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Collections

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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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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Legendary NZ TV Moments

This collection celebrates the legendary moments that NZers gawked at, chortled with, and choked on our Choysa over as they played out on our screens.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 17 Items

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More Legendary NZ TV Moments

This collection celebrates more of the legendary moments that we chortled with, and choked on our tea over. The follow-up to Legendary NZ TV Moments.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 11 Items

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A Tribute to Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith was a versatile actor, who was successful both at home and abroad. The work collected here represents an exceptional career cruelly cut short.

Curated by the NZ On Screen team 20 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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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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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 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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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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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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Chinese in New Zealand Collection

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

Curated by NZ On Screen team 32 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 8 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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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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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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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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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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Speed

From fast-running humans and animals to motorhead mayhem, from Formula 1 legends to design innovation, this collection celebrates the Kiwi 'need for speed'.

Curated by the 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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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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NZ Music Month

This NZ Music Month collection showcases music television in Aotearoa, spun from a playlist of classic documentaries and beloved music shows.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 51 Items

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NZ Fashion On Screen

Launched to mark 10 years of New Zealand Fashion Week, this collection celebrates Kiwi fashion on screen, from TV fashion shows to documentaries on designers, to newsreel gold.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 27 Items

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The Shortland Street Collection

A celebration of long-running soap Shortland Street, including calamities, music, bloopers and more.

Curated by NZ On Screen team 46 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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