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Check out hundreds of classic Kiwi commercials, watch newsreels from the 1940s – 1970s and read about our work sharing films with those most in need.

Sellebration – advertising exhibition
'Gallagher' from BASF Tapes commercial

Ches and Dale. The Anchor Family. Spot the dog. These are some of the many iconic characters from New Zealand advertising history. Take a look back at the hits and the gimmicks advertisers used in Sellebration, our online exhibition of commercials.

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Weekly Review and Pictorial Parade
Title card from Pictorial Parade 246: Holiday

Before television, or having the internet available on your phone, how could you see what was happening around the country and the world? Via newsreels from the National Film Unit, of course. These screened in cinemas before the feature: Weekly Review in the 1940s and Pictorial Parade in the 1950s and 60s.

Sharing films with those most in need
Downtown City Mission (DCM) logo

He mahi taurima i te hunga rawakore te mahi a Downtown City Mission (DCM) ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara. I ngā marama kua taha nei kua haere atu a Ngā Taonga ki reira ki te whakaatu kiriata ki ngā tāngata o DCM, arā ngā taumai. Pānuitia mai te rārangi kiriata, mehemea rānei i rata mai te iwi rā.

Downtown City Mission (DCM) Wellington helps those affected by homelessness. Over the last few months, Ngā Taonga has been providing monthly screenings for their clients, the taumai. Read about what we've screened and how they've been received.

DCM screenings
Tongan Language Week
Queen Sālote Tupou III

Mālō e lelei – Tongan Language Week is 1-7 September. There are over 40,000 Tongans living in New Zealand. Ngā Taonga holds a number of recordings about Tonga, or in the Tongan language. We also have a profile on Queen Sālote Tupou III, one of the country's most beloved monarchs.

Queen Sālote III
From the Archives

9 August 1979 – The Abbotsford Slip left nearly 70 homes in Dunedin uninhabitable.
25 August 1948 – The Frankton Tornado hit Hamilton, killing three and damaging hundreds of homes.
28 August 1954 – Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker were found guilty of murder – the case was the basis for Heavenly Creatures.

News briefs
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All images from the collections of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, except where noted:
1. BASF Tapes commercial, courtesy Saatchi & Saatchi.
2. From Pictorial Parade 246: Holiday, 1971 (F6578)
3. Downtown City Mission (DCM) Wellington banner.
4. Queen Sālote Tupou III. 
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