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Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is the New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua Me Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision aims to collect, protect and connect Aotearoa’s audiovisual heritage with the widest possible audience.

On this site teachers, parents and students can learn all about New Zealand's rich film history, watch extracts from films, and start thinking about, writing about and making their own films. Links to the curriculum and downloadable PDFs provide useful resources for English, Social Sciences, History, Geography and Media Studies classrooms. Or book a class trip to our theatre to see films on the big screen.

We hope our past stories will inspire the stories of New Zealand's tomorrow. We have lots going on. Come and visit.

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Timeline

Watch extracts of New Zealand films dating back to 1900 here.

Find out more about 'NZ Film Timeline'.

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Our Film History

Learn all about our film history, and download PDFs for the classroom here.

Find out more about 'Our Film History'.

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Making Film

Learn about different aspects of film making. Watch New Zealand examples of these techniques here.

Find out more about 'Making Films'.

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Thinking about Film

Read student reviews of New Zealand films, and write your own reviews here.

Find out more about 'Thinking about Film'.

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Special Topic: World War One

World War One resources that link to NCEA Media Studies here.

Find out more about 'Special Topic: World War One'.

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision holds a large and diverse collection of moving image and audio items, along with related documentation. The collections span Aotearoa New Zealand’s sound and moving image history.

© 2014 The New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua Me Ngā Taonga Kōrero