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Welcome back – we hope you’ve had a fantastic summer so far. In this issue we talk to film editor Annie Collins about the making of PATU! We share details about our upcoming screenings for Waitangi Day, and we also explore some of the many shipwrecks on the shores of Aotearoa.

The music and making of ‘PATU!’

Film editor Annie Collins.

We were delighted to speak with legendary film editor Annie Collins about her career and her work on PATU!, the definitive protest documentary of the 1981 Springbok rugby tour. She also discusses the use of music and sound in the documentary.

The Making of ‘PATU!’

Huinga Waka: A Gathering of Waka

Scene from 'Rere Ki Uta. Rere Ki Tai'. Courtesy of Ngāpuhi and John Miller.
I te ahunga ki te Rā o Waitangi, e koa ana mātou ki te whakahoa ki ngā whare pukapuka me ngā whare taonga huri noa, hei whakaatu i ngā rīpene ataata. Ka arohia e Huinga Waka ngā mahi tārai, mahi whakatere, hoe waka hoki. He mahi nui, he mahi takitini, me whai mātauranga, pūkenga, me ringa raupā hoki.

As we head to Waitangi Day commemorations, we’re pleased to partner with libraries and museums around the country to present a special video compilation. Huinga Waka looks at the carving, launching and paddling of waka. It’s a huge cooperative undertaking that requires the knowledge, skill and labour of many people to succeed.

Find out where you can watch the programme below.

A Gathering of Waka

Shipwrecks of Aotearoa

'The wreck of H. M. S. Orpheus on Manukau Bar'. Alexander Turnbull Library.

As an island nation, Aotearoa New Zealand has experienced many shipwrecks with each vessel telling a dramatic story. One of our staff looked through our archives to discover their tales.

Ngā tai o maumahara e papaki kau ana, ki tai wīwī ki tai wāwā. Tangaroa au miha, Tangaroa marino. Tai timu, tai pari, ngā tini aituā aua atu rā.


Guess the GIF

We’ve had some fun sharing animated GIFs (short clips) from New Zealand adverts – can you pick the product from just a few seconds?

Guess the GIF

News briefs

Opening hours
Our spaces in the National Library are open their usual hours – more details here. Our TOHE | PROTEST exhibition is open till 5 March.

PATU! screening
Aucklanders have a rare chance to see PATU! on the big screen on 30 January at In the Shade, a new film festival being held at the Hollywood Avondale. Visit the festival website for information and tickets.

Update around COVID vaccination requirements
Following consultation with our staff and other stakeholders, a decision has been made that anyone accessing Ngā Taonga sites will need to be fully vaccinated from 1 February.

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All images from the collections of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, except where noted:
1) Film editor Annie Collins.
2) Ngā-toki-mata-whao-rua on the horizon at sunrise. From Rere Ki Uta. Rere Ki Tai (1988). Courtesy of Ngāpuhi and John Miller.
3) The wreck of H. M. S. Orpheus on Manukau Bar, New Zealand. Ref: PUBL-0033-1863-437. Alexander Turnbull Library. 
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