The New Zealand Film Archive, Ngā Kaitiaki O Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua is the country’s premier moving image heritage centre.
Established in 1981, the Film Archive is an independent charitable trust overseen by a Board of Trustees reflecting film, archival, Māori and community interests. The Film Archive’s constitution/kaupapa expresses a unique commitment to collect, protect and connect New Zealand’s film and television history.
In October 2012, the Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero were transferred from Radio New Zealand to the Film Archive. SANKT is New Zealand’s only specialist archive of contemporary and historical radio programmes, responsible for managing, collecting, preserving and providing access to the nation’s recorded radio heritage. The various collections offer unique insights into New Zealand’s social, economic and political development via the medium of sound.