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Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

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 in August 2014. New Zealand’s film, television and radio collections have been brought together at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, where they will be cared for by their 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.

Collection Type
History, Taonga Maori, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address iconNgā Taonga Sound & Vision head office: PO Box 11 449, Wellington
Telephone number iconWgtn: (+64 4) 384 7647, Akld: (+64 9) 379 0688, Chch: (+64 3) 374 8468
Web address iconhttp://www.ngataonga.org.nz
Email address iconinformation@ngataonga.org.nz
Staff iconStaff are available to discuss depositing, conservation and research needs. An Education Team is also on hand for class visits.

Visitor Information
Physical address iconNgā Taonga Sound & Vision head office, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconWellington: Mon-Tues 9.30am-4pm, Wed-Fri 9.30am-7pm, Sat 4pm-7pm. Auckland: Mon-Fri 11am-5pm. Christchurch: by appointment.
Charges iconFree

Wheelchair accessCafeReference LibraryGuided TourPublic Programmes
The Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Wellington head office hosts weekly screenings from Wednesday to Saturday nights in their cinema. Other facilities at the Wellington branch are: a cafe, a gallery space, a reference library, a searchable online catalogue, and a medialibrary viewing area - where 30,000 titles are available for viewing. At Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Auckland there is a gallery space, a reference library and viewing facilities. Research access to the Christchurch branch is available by appointment only. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision also has 17 medianet viewing sites at partner organisations around the country, and a Traveling Film Show which tours New Zealand.