SOUTHLANDERS are being asked to scour their homes in search of national treasures for
TVNZ’s new programme.
Te Karere presenter Scotty Morrison and his wife, TV presenter Stacey Morrison, will
present National Treasures and lead the search to find Aotearoa’s most treasured items.
The programme will explore New Zealand’s recent history; the wonderful, the hidden and
the controversial, and Kiwis are encouraged to submit their own historical objects, alongside their personal stories, to feature in the series.
TVNZ is calling for New Zealanders to scour their homes for treasures, objects or taonga which have special significance to New Zealand and its history during the past 100 years.
‘‘We want to find the items that tell the story of New Zealand’s recent past; items that have shaped, shaken and moved us as a nation.
‘‘Sometimes the simplest object can be a trigger for an amazing piece of social history and significant cultural value which can be found in the strangest items and we’d love for the public to be involved in our search,’’ Mr Morrison said.
Members of the public would be invited to be part of a country-wide roadshow with each event featuring a team of experts who would select 100 of these special items to be
displayed at Te Papa museum in Wellington.
Objects must reflect New Zealand’s history between 1921 and 2021.
■ Anyone who wished to submit an entry could upload a couple of photos to www.nationaltreasures.co.nz and share a personal story on how the object linked to New
Zealand’s special history.