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Access Points

Are you interested in viewing or listening to items from the archive? A number of items from the collection can be accessed by visiting one of our branches. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision also maintains a medianet digital access network and a Travelling Film Show, which enable access to sets of material from the collection more widely across New Zealand.

Over the summer holiday period, there will be limited access to our sites and some of our client services. Learn more about holiday hours and services.

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Wellington

Wellington | Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision’s head office is based in Wellington. This is where the majority of our moving image archiving takes place; some sound archiving happens here as well. Also in Wellington, use our viewing and research libraries, see one of the varied films showing in our 110-seat cinema, book your own screening, or simply relax in the cafe.

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Auckland

Auckland | Tāmaki Makaurau

Our Auckland branch is currently closed to the public while we refurbish the library and viewing spaces in our new premises; however, we continue to present a range of public progammes relating to moving image history at various venues around Auckland.

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Christchurch

Christchurch | Ōtautahi

The Christchurch branch is where the majority of our sound archiving happens. Visits to the Christchurch branch are by appointment only, as audio recordings take time to source and prepare for listening.

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Avalon

Avalon | Motutawa

The Television New Zealand Collection is housed at Avalon, Lower Hutt. The Avalon branch is primarily a preservation facility; visits are only by special arrangement. Learn more

Motutawa is the Māori name for the area where the Avalon Studios buildings and surroundings are.

Medianet

Medianet | Te Kupenga Kōnae

The medianet digital video resource allows you to watch moving images from our collection for free, through a network of 17 host libraries, museums and educational institutions nationwide.

Travelling Film Show | He Tira Kiriata

The Travelling Film Show tours compilation programmes from the collection to cities, towns and remote country areas nationwide. Contact us to discuss the possibility of organising a Travelling Film Show in your community.