TVNZ Heartland have been screening an archive TV show showcase some of the gems from New Zealand's screen heritage, hosted by former TV presenter Andrew Shaw.

Focussing on a decade each week - across five weeks - the show is a reflection of the mood of the decade and what was popular on the nation's TV screens at the time.

From 60s favourite Town and Around, to a celebration of Shortland Street's 2000th episode, the retrospective has excerpts from classic shows with some programmes screening in their entirety.

Significant news events are also be reviewed and Shaw interviews key television personalities from each decade.

The first few minutes of the first show

Starts half way through

Items that were to be included are as follows:


Town & Around - End of Year Special (1969)

These New Zealanders - Taupo (1964) - hosted by Selwyn Toogood

News - Sinking of the Wahine

Interview with Ray Columbus

A Girl to Watch Music By - Eliza Keil (1969) - hosted by Ray Columbus

Music performance - Shane 'Saint Paul' from Loxene Golden Disc Awards


Country Calendar - Fred Dagg Spoof (1974) - excerpt

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Neville Purvis Family Show

Telethon - 1975 - Split Enz performance
1976 - opening song and moments

News - Commonwealth Games (1974)

Brian Edwards interview

Fair Go (1977) - final episode of first series

Music performance - Space Waltz 'Out on the Street' from Studio One New Faces


University Challenge Final (1983) Auckland and Victoria

Beauty & the Beast - Final episode
Panellists: - Shona McFarlane, Jean McLean, Catherine Saunders (with her mother), Dame Catherine Tizard, Cathy Cameron, Frances Weston, Elizabeth Moody, Josie Jones

News - Springbok Tour (1981)

David McPhail interview

McPhail & Gadsby Series 5 Ep. 2 (1982)

Music performance - DD Smash 'Devil You Know" from Shazam


Popstars - Final episode (1999)

Palmer's Garden Show (1992)

News - Aramoana Massacre

Peter Elliott interview

Havoc & Newsboy's Sell-Out Tour - Gay Man's Rock (1999)

Music performance - Bic Runga 'Drive' from What Now


Streetlife: The Shortland Street Story (2000), celebrates the show's 2000th episode

Paul Holmes interview

Holmes - 15th Anniversary Special (2004)

Music performance - Chris Knox 'Not Given Lightly' from National Anthem (2004)


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