Ngā Kawerongo Newsletters

We send an email newsletter highlighting collection items, upcoming events and other news from the Archive every three weeks.

2024 Newsletters

The Beatles tour, Tarawera eruption, Matariki and more.
"Blue Smoke" turns 75, Carmen Rupe, Tangata Whenua.
NZ Music Month, Māori entrepreneurship on screen, and an iconic film anniversary.
Screengrab of woman from the 2012 documentary Wairua Auaha.
Memories of a ghost town, Māori Pioneer Battalion, and Red Mole.
A row of people in fancy dress pose in front of a West Coast mine, as part of their small town's Queen Carnival.
Crime stories in the Archive, Whakaata Māori anniversary, and more.
Your chance to consult on our Strategic Plan, plus Dawn Raids, Two Live Ghosts, and more.
Cobb & Co's 1985 menu with Alison Holst, autumn, and more.
Our annual Waitangi Day programme and love in the Archive.
An exciting exhibition, our 2022/23 Annual Report, and an opportunity to win!

2023 Newsletters

New Zealand’s earliest sound films, our year in review, and a very 1950s Christmas.
Footrot Flats, 125 years of filmmaking in New Zealand, Whare Māori.
Rokirokitia, Halloween, He Whakaputanga, Utaina, World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.
Wellington Heritage Festival, family pets, Waka Huia, UNESCO Memory of the World, Jenny McLeod.
Māori Womens Welfare League, Kōrero Mai, the Gilmour Collection, and With the Boys Overseas.
Two television hosts face the camera
Preserving Tangata Whenua, Waimā Taonga Kaitiaki workshop, and Koroneihana 2023
New documentary in the online collection, our new Board member, and more.
Group photo.
Tangata Whenua, Matariki, Cook Islands Movie Night
A film crew at work on a marae forecourt
Donald Mount Cook Burnett, anti-nuclear campaigns, Bieringa Collection screenings
A badge from an anti nuclear campaign in the 1980s
Mount Everest, Tangi, Edmonds Baking Powder
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay shaking hands at an airport
New website, Mother's Day, King's Coronation
Screenshot of the new website homepage
Long Range Desert Group, ANZAC Day, Forest & Bird
A row of men in Arab style headdresses and knee socks
Māoriland Film Festival, two anniversaries, a chocolate treat, and more.
Group of Ngā Taonga and MCH staff in front of the screen at Māoriland 2023
Te Matatini, Split Enz, and a tourism relic of the space age.
Aussie in Wonderland title screen
Waitangi Day, Valentine's Day, our new way of working, and more.
Formally dressed people milling around outside a house
Celebrating 100 years of the Chatham Cup, Tauranga on film, and more.
A beauty queen and two children on an orange-themed parade float

2022 Newsletters

Recent events and our contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand Histories.
Four people in conversation at a formal event
The Dame Gaylene Preston Legacy Project and more.
Dame Gaylene Preston seated at a table in her home
Jazz from Cairo, live cinema event, 9 ½ and the EPA at 50.
Exterior view of Shepheard's Hotel in Cairo
Utu Redux, The Te Kooti Trail, and some big anniversaries.
Cast and crew photo from the set of The Te Kooti Trail
Candid glimpses of the Queen, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, and the New Zealand Wars on film.
The young Queen Elizabeth 2 at a public event in New Zealand
Winter sports, Free Radicals in Hong Kong, MAKURU and more.
Four people sharing a set of skis
Classic cartoons in the Archive.
A frame from an animated film about birds
Life aboard a troop ship, new Histories curriculum, and early colour footage.
Men on a troop ship performing a hazing ritual. A man in a funny hat is shaving another man while pushing him toward a pool
Introducing the Norm Hatch Collection.
Dancers at a nightclub forming a conga line
New Zealand Music Month at the Archive.
Top 50 singles chart
Weaving and war stories.
Title card for Aku Mahi Whatu Maori
Homemade biscuits and homemade tanks.
A butcher holding a tray of meat
A Rail Roundup and Produce Exports.
A steam train
A special compilation and a new building.
A waka on the water at dawn
The Making of 'PATU!' and a gathering of waka.
Annie Collins at an editing desk

2021 Newsletters

Best wishes for the holidays 🌞
A workbench in a garage with a screen showing a film on it
100 years of radio plus the stories of New Zealand.
A man in a white coat operates complicated looking audio equipment
The invisible work of film preservation, plus kids review Len Lye.
A strip of film held over a lightbox
Cabbages, public health and a special delivery.
A young Barry Thomas smokes a cigarette
Archival te reo words and a wavy journey.
Ronald Skin Moore wearing a fez and talking into a telephone
Online exhibitions for lockdown viewing.
The Online Exhibitions homepage at
TOHE now open – the 1981 Springbok Tour and ‘PATU!’
Screenshot from PATU showing a row of police officers with batons facing a single protestor
The voices of the past, Len Lye’s films, and a new exhibition on the Springbok Tour.
A map of New Zealand marked with traditional place names
Two new exhibitions – Len Lye and the '81 Springbok Tour.
A thumbs up sign
Our Oldest Film and Special Nitrate Videos.
A damaged or degraded strip of film
Archival cooking, DocEdge, and the Ahipara Women’s Fire Brigade.
Ingredients for a blancmange - cornflour and milk
Handling nitrate film, 60 years of ads plus classic music videos.
A singing barber and his customer mid-haircut
Caring for nitrate, our favourite jingles, and happy 40th to our film collection.
A reel of nitrate film is examined on a bench
Madam Carmen and A Colourful Collaboration.
Carmen Rupe in sunglasses
🎥 Dunedin 'Then and Now' Plus Mātauranga Māori.
Title card for Then and Now Dunedin
Reflecting on Waitangi, the Hawkes Bay Earthquake and more.
Tents on the beach at Waitangi in 1934
'Stay Home Cinema', 1950s Road Safety, and DVDs to be Won.
A vintage television set