Hilda Brodie Smith, of Porirua, made a number of rather incredible documentaries during the 1960s. Her work was so distinctive and professional that she regularly won prizes in cine club competitions. Hilda’s films have recently been restored by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and are available to watch online.
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision has digitally preserved and published online a fragile photo album of New Zealand projectionists and cinemas dating back to the 1930s.
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision recently acquired an interview recorded in 1938/39 with All Black Trevor Berghan. Learn more about how our archivists preserved the discs in this blog post.
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision film conservators have worked with the original cinematographer, Leon Narbey, to produce a beautifully restored digital version of Bastion Point - Day 507 (1980).
Read a blog post about the project to preserve the Pacific Films Productions Collection, one of the largest collections in Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision’s Documentation Collection.
Read a blog post from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision archivists about the current project to digitise and describe the New Zealand Broadcasting Service Mobile Unit Collection.
Read a blog post from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision archivists about the opportunities the WWI commemorations have provided to digitise and improve the viewing experience of a set of 100-year-old films.
The archive is currently preserving a unique series of around 300 discs of music by New Zealand composers and early broadcasts by the National Orchestra (now The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra).
Learn about the repair and preservation of New Zealand's earliest surviving piece of film, Departure of the Second Contingent for The Boer War (1900).
Learn about the restoration of this 1962 TV programme produced by Shirley Maddock, the first woman to officially hold the title of Television Producer in New Zealand.