What Do We Collect?

1980s computer games on floppy discs.

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision collects:

Moving image: professional film and video titles, television productions, home movies.

Radio and television: material that has been, or is intended for, broadcast on New Zealand radio and television, plus web-based content produced by terrestrial broadcasters.

Sound: New Zealand music masters (e.g. multi-track or final mixes), oral histories, statements and personal reminiscences, and event recordings that can add value to our current collections.

Computer / video games: software and hardware related to gaming in New Zealand.

Documentation: associated materials that are related to our collections, including scripts, images, props, equipment, costumes, publicity material, posters, and books.

Encompassing all of these areas is the Taonga Māori Collection. The archive’s kaupapa incorporates the principles of The Treaty of Waitangi into its policies and practices. Taonga are specifically referred to in Article 2 of the Treaty and, as a storehouse of taonga, we see the Treaty as having specific implications for partnership, participation and protection.

A New Zealand Broadcasting Service disc after cleaning.

We are currently revising our Selection and Acquisition Policy in light of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision’s new responsibilities for audio and television materials. This policy will be posted here once finalised.