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12 October

  • Filmmaker and artist Barry Thomas
  • Archival public health messages
  • A special delivery

21 September

  • A wavy archival journey
  • Exploring Taranaki
  • Trains in the Archive

31 August

  • Online exhibitions
  • A Mount Tarawera archival lesson

10 August

  • A very special TOHE | PROTEST event
  • Why Len Lye Matters event
  • The Screaming Blam-matic Roadshow

20 July

  • Ngā kupu ake a ngā tūpuna
  • ‘Free Radical’ now live
  • TOHE | PROTEST opening soon

29 June

  • New Len Lye exhibition
  • 1981 Springbok Tour exhibition
  • Connecting the Archive with producers

8 June

  • Nitrate film on video
  • Jonathan Dennis biography
  • New Zealand's oldest film

18 May

  • The Fall of the Blancmange
  • DocEdge and DocEdge Schools
  • The Ahipara Women’s Fire Brigade

27 April

  • Jingles: the B Sides
  • A New Scan of 'New Zealand News and Views'
  • Playback for New Zealand Music Month

6 April

  • Winding through nitrate film
  • 40 years of the New Zealand Film Archive
  • Classic New Zealand jingles

16 March

  • The life of Carmen Rupe
  • Len Lye X Dries Van Noten
  • How New Zealanders commemorate Waitangi Day

23 February

  • Dunedin Then and Now
  • Te Awe Kōtuku
  • Focus on Fred O'Neill

2 February

  • Reflecting on Waitangi
  • UNESCO Wellington City of Film
  • The Hawke's Bay earthquake

12 January 2021

  • Stay Home Cinema
  • Road Safety recordings
  • Digital Pasifik

15 December

  • The top stories of the year
  • Exploring the collection
  • Archbishop Redwood's World Record

1 December

  • Farewelling Bill Gosden
  • Robert Steele's early films?
  • Hydroelectric power

3 November

  • Competition films
  • Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty
  • Jane Paul and Plas-Gwyn

13 October

  • Sound and Vision wearable art
  • Heritage Weeks screenings 
  • Special Bastion Point screening

22 September

  • The Case of the Missing Movies
  • In-house training videos
  • The Fell Locomotive

1 September

  • Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
  • The Poetry of Hone Tuwhare
  • The Legacy of Rangiātea Church

11 August

21 July

  • Special Matariki programme 
  • Taunaha Whenua – Naming the Land presentation
  • Book-to-film adaptations

30 June

  • Public spaces have reopened
  • Hear the Call of the Huia
  • A Feeling for the Forest and I Want to be Joan
9 June
  • Ka kite, Taranaki Street 
  • Making connections in Canada 
  • 'Don't Let It Get You' behind the scenes

19 May

  • Playback music video exhibition
  • Stranded Cook Islands archivists
  • Reports from technical conferences

28 April

7 April

  • catalogue tips for the lockdown
  • New Zealand's oldest film
  • repatriating film to Korea

17 March

  • Archive Fives – Digital Workflow
  • Ngāti Porou intern
  • Collecting born-digital material

25 February

  • UNESCO Memory of the World
  • Christchurch: Then and Now
  • Archive Fives – Video

4 February

  • Archive Fives – Film
  • Waitangi Day
  • Researchers visiting Ngā Taonga

January 2020


December 2019

  • Christmas message
  • Te Kāmata Kura manea stone
  • Archive Fives – Sound

19 November

  • Our home movie collection
  • the films that shaped New Zealand
  • Ngāti Kahungunu recordings

5 November

  • Auckland: Then and Now
  • Archive Fives – Documentation
  • Ngāi Tūhoe and Te Urewera

15 October

  • preserving fragile paper-based audio tapes 
  • screening to kaumātua in Tūranganui-ā-Kiwa
  • The 1987 Mangawhai Women's Festival

1 October

  • our new Rust + Restoration | He Waikura He Whakauka exhibition
  • early international films in our Archive
  • restoring the voice of Ngaio Marsh

17 September

  • Ngā Taonga is moving
  • Life in the Ōtaki Gorge

3 September

  • working out the age of film
  • Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
  • Standing on the Shoulders... Suffrage125 exhibition

20 August

  • our Sellebration online advertising exhibition
  • newsreels from the 1940s – 1960s
  • sharing film with those most in need

6 August

  • digitising World War Two audio recorded from the back of a truck
  • skiing and fun in the mountains
  • International Year of Indigenous Languages

July

  • preserving our audiovisual taonga
  • our Ngā Taonga Kōrero exhibitions
  • and a new mystery to help solve

Matariki 2019

June 2019

  • an amazing new scan of Luna Park
  • the earliest recording of Blue Smoke
  • Archival travels around the world

May 2019

  • Music Month and the Guitar Parade
  • magic home movies
  • how we record and capture television for the Archive

April 2019

  • Levin's finest animation studio
  • ANZAC and World War One exhibitions
  • the tricky issues involved in maintaining an archive of magnetic tape

March 2019

  • coverage of Te Matatini ki te Ao 2019
  • our Standing on the Shoulders... Suffrage125 online exhibition
  • an archival mystery to solve, and other stories from the archive

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