Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is the operating name for the New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua Me Ngā Taonga Kōrero.
The archive was formed by the amalgamation of the New Zealand Film Archive Ngā Kaitiaki O Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua, Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero and the Television New Zealand Archive. We are excited to bring New Zealand’s film, television and radio collections together at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, where they will be cared for by our specialist staff and in dialogue with each other tell richer stories about our country and its peoples.
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision holds a large and diverse collection of moving image and audio items, along with related documentation. The collections span Aotearoa’s sound and moving image history – from the earliest days of cinema, audio recording and television, to contemporary film, television, advertisements, music videos, computer games and radio productions.
At our Wellington head office we have weekly screenings from Wednesday to Saturday nights in our cinema, a cafe, a gallery space, a searchable online catalogue and medialibrary viewing area – it's a great place to spend a few hours or even a couple of weeks.
We also have 17 medianet viewing sites at partner organisations around the country, a gallery and office in Auckland, and a Traveling Film Show which tours New Zealand.