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To mark the 100th year of radio in Aotearoa New Zealand, we present this selection of radio documentaries from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision for your listening pleasure.

Painting a picture with sound, each of these six documentaries captures the voices and ambient sounds of a time past.

They’re just a few of the thousands of radio documentaries cared for by Ngā Taonga. You can explore the whole catalogue, and revisit these ones at any time, at

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is the audiovisual archive of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Ngā Taonga cares for a diverse collection of nearly 800,000 items, dating back to 1895. The collection includes film and television, sound and radio recordings, as well as video games, posters, artefacts and documents.

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Ngā Taonga Radio Documentaries 2022

A Hole in the Heart of the Mountain
  • 31min
  • Jim Henderson
  • New Zealand
  • 1967
A Kind of Square Programme
  • 28min
  • Jack Perkins
  • New Zealand
  • 1988
The Call of the Kolo
  • 30min
  • Jim Henderson
  • New Zealand
  • 1965
The Turning Point
  • 37min
  • Jack Perkins
  • New Zealand
  • 1992
Te Roopu Rua Tekau-Ma-Waru A Tu: 28 Māori Battalion
  • 45min
  • Whai Ngata
  • Stephen Riley
  • New Zealand
  • 1980
Voices on Film
  • 30min
  • Jonathan Dennis
  • New Zealand
  • 1995

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