Centenary of New Zealand Cinema First Day Cover

1996 - Centenary of NZ Cinema

07 August 1996 - Centenary of Cinema

Designs by: Eyework Design and Production of Wellington

The first public screening of motion pictures in New Zealand took place in Auckland on 13 October 1896.

40c - Hinemoa, the first feature film made in New Zealand. Produced in 1914 by George Tarr, it premiered in Auckland. Unfortunately there are no known surviving prints.

80c - Broken Barrier. Considered controversial in 1952 when it was produced, this film depicted a romance between a white journalist and a Maori woman.

$1.50 - Goodbye Pork Pie, a zany, action-packed movie, was an enormous local hit when released in 1981.

$1.80 - Once Were Warriors, is a powerful, violent and gripping drama. Released in 1994, it proved to be the biggest success at the box office, to that date, in terms of New Zealand-made films.

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