November 30, 2007


Archives New Zealand's new audio visual website is now online at

The site showcases over 100 film clips sourced from the National Film Unit and is a big step forward in making Archives New Zealand's audio visual collection more accessible and visible to New Zealand and international viewers. Films featured on the site include Weekly Review and Pictorial Parade newsreels as well as one-off documentaries. Historic events covered include Queen Elizabeth's visit to New Zealand in 1953, New Zealanders leaving for Europe at the beginning of World War Two and the opening of the Rimutaka Tunnel.

A wiki feature gives visitors the opportunity to add descriptive detail and share their comments about the films with others.

The Minister responsible for Archives New Zealand, Hon Judith Tizard,launched the new website at a function in the Beehive to mark 50 years since the passing of the Archives Act 1957. You can read her full press release at:


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