Wellington Region

There are two medianet sites within the Wellington region.

Dowse Art Museum

You will find the medianet station upstairs at the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt.


Dowse Art Museum, Laings Road, Lower Hutt


Mon - Fri, 10am - 4.30pm | Sat - Sun, 10am - 5pm

Note: Interloans are not facilitated at this site – to view more films, please visit our medialibrary on Taranaki Street, Wellington.

Marine Carnival at Days Bay (home movie, 1960)

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Wellington

Medianet is also available at our Wellington head office, on the computers at the dedicated Ngā Taonga desk in the main Reading Room on Level 1 of the National Library. You can also access both our online catalogue and a selection of general material from our audiovisual collections.


Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, 70 Molesworth St, Thorndon, Wellington 6011


Mon – Fri: 10am - 5pm, and Sat: 9am – 1pm

Toehold on a Harbour (National Film Unit, 1966)

Local film highlights include:

  • Footage of Wellington's trams in the 1930s
  • 1950s newsreels by Kilbirnie production company Pacific Films
  • Toehold on a Harbour (1966), a colourful impression of Wellington city, hills, winding streets, busy people and strong winds
  • Wellington in the '60s (1968), a documentary about several people living varying lifestyles in the Wellington area