Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is a charitable trust. We care for an ever-growing collection of films, radio, television, sound recordings, props, and documents spanning 120 years of Aotearoa New Zealand’s sound and moving image history.
The National Film Unit (NFU) holds audiovisual material from a variety of sources, all of which were created by government departments. The NFU productions often hold master materials, negatives, prints, as well as preservation copies for many titles.
There is an ongoing preservation programme to ensure long-term access to this material.
NZ On Screen is the online showcase of NZ television, film, music video, and web series. All content is free to view – over 4,500 titles from the beginning of the screen industry to the present day to watch and enjoy.
The Depot Artspace’s Cultural Icons project celebrates people who have shaped New Zealand's arts & culture scene. A valuable, informative and accessible series of films, talks and recorded interviews, with the aim of sharing the histories, stories and experiences of some of New Zealand's most significant arts and culture contributors.
Brannavan Gnanalingam on the enduring legacy of Merata Mita. Merata Mita (1941-2010, Te Arawa, Ngāti Pikiao) was the first Māori woman to write and direct a feature film – Mauri (1988) – and to this day, remains the only Māori woman to have done so on a Film Commission-funded solo project.
48Hours is NZ's largest guerrilla filmmaking competition! There is nothing quite like it. Filmmakers don't know what genre (thriller/romance etc.) they will be shooting until the start of the competition. All creativity: writing, shooting, editing and adding a musical soundtrack, must occur within the 48Hour window beginning Friday evening at 7 pm and ending Sunday at 7 pm. To add to the mayhem, they must also include some random elements.
When Alan Roberts tried to find information on TV shows he discovered that many great shows from his childhood like Mortimer's Patch, The Governor, Close to Home, and Under the Mountain were sadly neglected on the Web. Thus he was inspired to develop this site to try and document as much as I could about New Zealand TV shows.
New Zealand’s national indigenous media organisation, Māori Television, promotes, revitalises, and normalises the Māori language by taking a digital-first, audience-led approach in the delivery of educational, entertaining, and engaging programming.
Bringing you the very best sport and entertainment. Binge on the entire series, get to grips with what’s happening to our planet, or laugh and cry over classic movies, reality TV, or local and global nail-biting drama, it’s right here.
Neil Roberts discovered that he loved making television programmes while working as a parliamentary journalist. In the mid 1980s he founded independent production company Communicado, whose staff grew to more than 60. Later Roberts oversaw a period of change at Television New Zealand, during a short stint as the organisation's Television Manager.
The New Zealand Music, Sound & Audio Visual Collection forms part of the New Zealand and Pacific Collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library. New items are added through legal deposit, purchase and donation.
There are more than 10,000 recordings in the collection. Recordings include interviews with people from throughout New Zealand and the Pacific, of various ethnicities, iwi (tribe) and hapū (sub-tribe), occupations, political affiliations and interests. Talks, readings and events are also covered.
On AudioCulture, visitors can read about People, Labels, and related Articles, listen to music (via Spotify and Soundcloud), watch music videos (via NZ On Screen and YouTube), listen to interviews and performances (via Radio New Zealand National), view images (photographs, posters, hand-written song lyrics and more).
We hold a large number of oral history and sound recordings in our heritage and regional research collections.
The subject and life history interviews draw on people's lived experiences and memories and are often rich in personal and social history.
Oral History Project. The Birth of Modern Times: 1890-1940
Between 1890 and 1940 some 90,000 people lived in Dunedin's southern suburbs. Spreading out over 'The Flat' they occupied distinctive suburban areas including Caversham - New Zealand's oldest and most densely populated working class community.