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A Christmas greeting from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Kia harikoa katoa tātou i tēnei rā – nā Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.
See you in 2018!

About the video

This personal record was filmed by Cyril Townsend in Naenae, Christmas 1955.

The soundtrack for the video comes from a recording of the Christmas carol Tūpono Mai – While Shepherds Watched sung in Māori and English by the children of Hiruhārama School, just outside Ruatōrea in 1939. 

Their school choir became quite famous from the 1930s onwards for the quality of their singing. Prime Minister Peter Fraser visited the school when he was Minister of Education, and was so impressed he arranged for the children to go to Wellington to make some recordings and radio broadcasts, which he thought would be useful for other schools to hear.

Our Christmas/New Year Hours

Our Café hours:

Monday 18 – Thursday 21 December: 8.30am – 4pm
Friday 22 December: 8.30am – 10.30am
Saturday 23 December – Sunday 7 January: CLOSED
Monday 8 – Friday 12th January: 8.30am – 4pm

Cinema screenings resume Wednesday 17 January 2018. 

Have a look at what's coming up!