Audio Visual Archives

About the Exhibition

Archives New Zealand holds around 21,000 reels of film and 1000 videotapes. The majority of these are from the New Zealand National Film Unit which made government funded films from 1942 until 1989.

We also hold many collections of material created or received by many Government departments in the course of their work and ‘Special Collections’ which we keep for their significant historical value under the Public Records Act 2005.