Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is the New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua Me Ngā Taonga Kōrero. The archive was formed by the amalgamation of the New Zealand Film Archive Ngā Kaitiaki O Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua, Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero and the Television New Zealand Archive between 2012 and 2014. We are excited to bring New Zealand's film, television and radio collections together at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, where they will be cared for by our specialist staff and in dialogue with each other tell richer stories about our country and its peoples.

Please Note: Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision Summer Closure.

We are not accepting any further online audio requests for 2014. This is to allow us time to process all outstanding orders before the Christmas holiday period.

Our online request service will reopen on Wednesday January 14 2015, so please re-submit your request then.

For urgent enquiries, please contact us directly: sound@ngataonga.org.nz

(Our office is closed from December 25 2014 - January 14 2015)

This website, formerly the Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero website, is primarily devoted to Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision's sound collections.

We are transforming, this website is undergoing a process of change. Please visit Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision for updates on our new organisation and activities. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Search the archives and purchase audio

Collection of old microphones

Payment and licensing

A summary of costs and charges

Take Part

Broadcasters we want you


Help us preserve radio history.

Make a donation


We are always looking to add to our archive.

Photographs and Ephemera

Sound Archives in Christchurch holds many photographs, memorabilia, and documents relating to the history of radio in New Zealand. You can view some of our photographs in the gallery

Audio Projects

Tape machine..

Sound Archives has been involved in some interesting projects.

Why does this site look so plain?