Television

ONE News presenters Jim Hickey, Wendy Petrie, Simon Dallow and Andrew Saville.

Television New Zealand Collection

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision manages the Television New Zealand Collection on behalf of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. The collection contains over 600,000 hours of original New Zealand television, including news bulletins, current affairs shows, documentaries, sports, entertainment and drama.

Learn more about the TVNZ Collection.

Image: ONE News presenters Jim Hickey, Wendy Petrie, Simon Dallow and Andrew Saville.

Film and Video Collection

Amongst the diverse materials in the Film and Video Collection are television programmes, documentaries, news, commercials, and music videos. These are collected alongside other types of moving image material such as feature films, short films, newsreels, home movies, experimental films, and animation.

This collection, of predominantly New Zealand material, contains moving images from 1895 to the present day. It is expansive and all-encompassing, containing around 150,000 separate titles.

Image: L&P commercial (1995).

Taonga Māori Collection

The Taonga Māori Collection consists of items with significant Māori content. The collection includes visual and audio records of karanga, whaikōrero, iwi and hapū whakapapa, pōwhiri, wharenui and marae, kapa haka, Waitangi Day events (from 1934), raranga, tukutuku and whakairo. The archive actively works with whānau, hapū and iwi to ensure appropriate care of the collection.

Learn more about the Taonga Māori Collection.

Image: The Governor (TV1, National Film Unit, 1977).

Māori Television Collection

Māori broadcasting is archived by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision on behalf of Te Māngai Pāho, the Māori broadcasting funding agency. This collection consists of Māori television programmes across the history of New Zealand broadcasting.

All contemporary and legacy genres and channels are represented, including all programmes in Te Reo.

Image: Pita Sharples appears on Koha (1983)

The Chapman Collection

Deposited by Professor Robert and Noeline Chapman of the Political Studies Department at Auckland University, this collection starts with impressively consistent audio recordings of television news from the 1960s, and continues through to VHS recordings which date from the 1984 snap election.

This collection includes material that predates the TVNZ Collection of complete television news bulletins.

Image: Simon Walker interviews Robert Muldoon (TVNZ, 1975).

National Television Collection

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision maintains the National Television Collection on behalf of NZ on Air and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. The archive collects broadcast content including television news, dramas, documentaries, game shows, music videos, infomercials, youth programming, and sport.

Image: Pukemanu (NZBC, c. 1972).