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The New Zealand Curriculum.

This site has been developed to support The New Zealand Curriculum

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History of television in New Zealand

Digital television in New Zealand
Explains how the switchover was managed and summarises the Impact on radio microphone operating frequencies.

History of NZ Television Timeline
NZ On Screen’s timeline of 60 years of Kiwi television.

Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision
Presents a series of feature articles, stories and video clips that highlight the role that film and moving images play in New Zealand's culture.

Includes a Taonga Māori collection - a collection of images with significance to Iwi Māori

The Film Archive's Education Screening Programme in the Wellington region offers teachers support in key curriculum areas.

Story: Māori and television – whakaata (Te Ara)
Māori content was rare in the early years of New Zealand television.

Trace its progress from the 1960s to the 2000s. Read about the development of Māori performers and programmes.

Story: Television (Te Ara)
Since its 1960 introduction to New Zealand life, television has been an often-used medium for Kiwis.

Over the years, it has provided new, entertainment, and a window to culture and life in Aotearoa and abroad.

Television in New Zealand
Five snapshots of New Zealand TV history.

Public broadcasting

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Contains television programme details, featured programmes in arts and drama, life and culture, history, and links to areas for children, parents, and teachers.

New Zealand free-to-air and funded

Māori Television
Broadcasts programmes that make a significant contribution to the revitalisation of the Māori language and culture.

A free-to-air television network, it features a varied mix of programming, largely imported from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Television New Zealand (tvnz)
A free-to-air public broadcasting television network broadcast throughout New Zealand and parts of the Pacific region. Although the network identifies as a national part-public broadcaster, it is commercially funded

This nationwide television channel was New Zealand's first privately owned television channel.

ThreeNow's has several sister channels, including:

  • Bravo – Launched in 2016, this is a lifestyle and reality television channel.

Assessment resource – New Zealand Transport Agency

Internalising a complicated situation
This assessment resource created by Diane Henjyoji for the NZ Transport Agency supports Achievement Standard 91250: Demonstrate understanding of representation in the media.

Students analyse moving image or print texts including well-known TV road safety ad campaigns.