The Christchurch branch is where the majority of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision’s sound archiving happens.

Christchurch audio vaults

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Christchurch is located at Unit 051, 6 Hazeldean Road, Addington, Christchurch 8024. Visits to this branch are by appointment only, as audio recordings take time to source and prepare for listening. Please contact us on

The Christchurch branch has a preservation focus. It is the site of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision’s largest audio storage vault, in which tens of thousands of items on early audio cylinders, acetate discs, open reel tapes, cassette tapes, and digital audio tapes are housed in controlled archival conditions, along with publicity and documentation associated with these items. Our small Christchurch team of archivists is dedicated to preservation and cataloguing activities for these items. Learn more about our audio preservation work.