Viewing

Our headquarters are in Wellington but we take our national role seriously and work hard to offer access throughout the country.

Our Wellington head office is where the majority of our moving image archiving takes place. The cinema here runs from Wednesday to Saturday evenings, and offers the city’s (if not the country’s) most eclectic screening programme. As well as the cinema, our Wellington headquarters house a gallery and two libraries. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, free admission. The medialibrary is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5pm, here you can view thousands of hours of footage for free. The Jonathan Dennis research library is the place to investigate the Archive’s documentation collection, it is open by appointment.

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Auckland is located at 300 Karangahape Road and is primarily moving image focused. The Auckland branch has viewing and research facilities, along with a frequently changing exhibition space. Visit between 11am and 5pm, Monday through Friday, free admission. The Auckland branch also holds regular public screenings in association with partner institutions, including Auckland University of Technology and Colab. For screenings and events in Auckland keep an eye on our events calendar.

The Christchurch office, which is where the majority of our sound archiving happens, provides services for researchers. All visits to the Christchurch office are by appointment only. This is because many recordings are held on fragile formats and take time to source and prepare for listening. Contact sound@ngataonga.org.nz 

The Traveling Film Show is active in regions around the country - from Stewart Island to Kaitaia, and from the Chathams to the West Coast, we have covered the country. Sooner or later the Travelling Film Show will come to your town. Check out the Travelling Film Show section of the site for information on how to host a film show in your town.

The medianet digital video resource allows you to view moving images from the collections nationwide, for free. This resource was created in 2009 to allow people in communities around New Zealand to view material from the collections through a network of partner organisations. Medianet allows you to view more than 1000 titles at full screen and at full length. These include feature films, home movies, short films, documentaries, local history items, music videos, children’s films and much more. Find your closest medianet site.