Life on board a 2NZEF troop ship: cramped, concerts and “Crossing the Line”

Some of the first recordings sent back to New Zealand for radio broadcasts in late 1940 give some insight into life on board the troop ship on which the Broadcasting Unit was travelling, as part of the Third Echelon of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

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Firecrackers and Feasts – Chinese New Year in 19th Century Central Otago

– By Sarah Johnston (Client Services Co-ordinator – Radio, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision) It’s the Year of the Rooster

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Celebrating Christmas in the Desert, 1942

– By Sarah Johnston (Client Services Coordinator – Radio, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision) Silent Night – Tapu te Po (Christmas

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Audio Curios: “Beautifully Built with a Fine Fend and Elusive Side Step”

– By Gareth Watkins (Radio Collection Developer, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision) Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision recently acquired an

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Audio Curios: It’s in the Boot!

– By Gareth Watkins (Radio Collection Developer, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision) Earlier this week I stumbled across a number

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Tūrangawaewae Regatta

The Waikato River at Tūrangawaewae was a hive of activity last weekend, with thousands of people turning out to watch

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