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NZ Resources - key resources

InfoDatabase title
Public accessArchives New Zealand Collections search
Archives New Zealand's system for documenting and making available government records in the context of their creation and use. Archway contains descriptive information for the records held by Archives New Zealand. It also provides the ability to request items for viewing in one of their Reading Rooms or online access to digital records and digitised images.
Further informationBridget Williams Books New Zealand History Collection
A collection of ebooks covering topics in New Zealand history, including key texts on the Treaty of Waitangi.
Further informationCapital Letter
The Capital Letter provides court judgment summaries from the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of New Zealand. It also provides updates on legislation, statutory reviews and general reviews, expert commentary and opinion pieces.
Public accessDictionary of New Zealand Biography
Explore the life stories originally published in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography and the Maori-language series, Nga Tangata Taumata Rau. New biographies of significant people who have died since 1990 have also been added.
Public accessDigitalNZ
An initiative that aims to make New Zealand digital content easy to find, share and use. This includes content from government departments, publicly funded organisations, the private sector, and community groups.
Further informationEnergy News
New Zealand's online news and information service for the energy sector including a comprehensive industry participant and energy asset database.
Further informationeTV
Provides programmes recorded off-air from domestic and international television channels and Internet channels. Note: Use Chrome for all eTV functionality, and your email address
Further informationFactiva
A global business information and research tool that aggregates content from a wide range of resources such as newspapers, journals, magazines and newswires. Content is generally full-text although coverage is sometimes selective.
Public accessfindNZarticles
An index of New Zealand periodicals and newspapers administered by the National Library of New Zealand. It combines indexes from a number of New Zealand libraries and scientific organisations. Content includes news, arts and humanities, and science and technology.
Public accessHakena : Hocken Library Unpublished Collections
Descriptions of the unpublished collections from the Hocken Library. This includes archives, manuscripts, photographs and pictures
Further informationHansard (Knowledge Basket)
New Zealand Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) is the report of the proceedings of the New Zealand House of Parliament. Knowledge Basket access includes: Hansard (Speeches), Written Answers and Questions (1987-2006), Oral Answers and Questions (1995-2002).
Public accessIndex New Zealand (INNZ)
A searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from New Zealand periodicals and newspapers. The periodicals range from academic research journals to magazines.
Further informationInformit New Zealand Collection
Access to full-text New Zealand content relating to arts, business, education, environment and conservation, family studies, sociology, indigenous and Maori peoples, law and music.
Further informationINZART (Index to New Zealand Art)
An index to articles on New Zealand artists, art galleries, museums, exhibitions and art events from New Zealand and international serials held predominantly in the University of Auckland Fine Arts Library. Art-related articles published in New Zealand newspapers are also selectively indexed.
Further informationKnowledge Basket
New Zealand's news and information archive; providing researchers, information professionals and library users with access to New Zealand information resources since 1994.
Further informationLegislationNZ (Knowledge Basket)
Provides access to three collections: The NZ Acts (unconsolidated), Regulations, Bills and SOPs and the ‘Shattering Statutes’. This part of the LegislationNZ database covers the period from 1987-2007.
Public accessMaori Land Court
The Māori Land Court plays an important role in the administration of Māori land in accordance with the provisions of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 (the Act). This website provides general information plus relevant legislation. Māori Land Court judgement are available for 2001 onwards.
Further informationMaori Land Court Minute Books Index - MLCMBI (Knowledge Basket)
This index provides access to over 1100 minute books made between 1865 and 1910, from the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu, and Waipounamu Maori Land Court Districts.
Public accessMaori Land Online | Pātaka Whenua
This website provides current ownership, trustee, memorial and block information for land that falls within the jurisdiction of the Māori Land Court under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 and other legislation.
Further informationMapToaster Topo/NZ
A mapping database displaying topographic maps of New Zealand that reproduces all the rich detail and cartography of the LINZ paper topomaps.
Public accessMarsden Online Archive
An online archive of letters and journals by Reverend Samuel Marsden (1765-1838) as well as the papers of other early NZ missionaries. The collection provides access to high resolution images of manuscripts from Hocken Collections along with associated transcripts created by Gordon Parsonson.
Public accessMinistry for the Environment Publications | Manatū Mō Te Taiao Ngā Pānuitanga
Publications from New Zealand's Ministry for the Environment. Topics include: air, biodiversity, climate change, energy, fast-track consenting, freshwater, funding, hazardous substances, land, marine, natural hazard, new organism, resource mangement, sustainability, Te ao Māori, urban, waste.
Public accessNational Library of New Zealand Images Collection
A database of images from the collections of the National Library of New Zealand.
Public accessNew Zealand Courts
Provides links and information on the various courts in New Zealand including: The Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, District Court, Family Court, Youth Court, Environment Court, Employment Court, Coroners Court, and Maori Land Court.
Public accessNew Zealand Electronic Text Collection (NZETC)
A collection of significant New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials held by Victoria University of Wellington Library. This encompasses both digitised heritage material and born-digital resources.
Further informationNew Zealand Index (Knowledge Basket)
A combined database of indexes of New Zealand newspapers, magazines, and journals. The databases can be searched individually or separately.
Further informationNewztext (Knowledge Basket)
A full-text archive of many of New Zealand's key news, business and industry publications.
Public accessNgā Rauropi Whakaoranga - Māori Plant Use
Access to detailed information on Māori traditional uses of New Zealand native plants.
Further informationNZ Science (Knowledge Basket)
Indexed records of New Zealand science papers and reports from a variety of organisations including DSIR, Department of Conservation, NIWA, HortResearch and Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS).
Public accessNZLII: New Zealand Legal Information Institute
Free access to judgments, legislation, and law reform. Includes many low level and historic judicial decisions.
A gateway to the open-access publicly funded research documents produced at universities, polytechnics, and other research institutions throughout New Zealand. Formerly known as KRIS (Kiwi Research Information Service).
Further informationNZX Company Research
A knowledge base for research on equity and debt securities. As well as covering current NZ-domiciled companies the service also contains historical information on all NZ companies that have delisted since 2005 (and some back further), and the major ASX corporations included in the NZX 50 Index.
Public accessOtago University Research Heritage
Explore images of pictures and photographs from University of Otago collections.
Public accessPapers Past
Contains digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals published between 1839 and 1945. All the newspaper titles on the site can be searched and browsed by date, region, or title.
Further informationPINI - Pacific Islands News & Information (Knowledge Basket)
A full-text database of news and information resources of the Pacific Islands. Comprises articles from newspapers, magazines, journals, bulletins and reports.
Public accessPublications New Zealand
Publications New Zealand is New Zealand's national bibliography. It contains descriptions of novels, dvds, e-books, maps, magazines, and other types of publication from or about New Zealand, and links to libraries where you can find each item.
Further informationMobile appScopus (Elsevier)
A multidisciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature covering the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. The database includes more than 5,000 international publishers including Elsevier (ScienceDirect), Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, Taylor & Francis, and Sage.
Public accessStatistics New Zealand
Free search for official New Zealand statistics on the Census, Business, Education, Agriculture, Households, Industry and much more.
Public accessTaonga (Knowledge Basket)
A full-text collection of rare publications, thesis and bibliography on Maori history and lore.
Public accessTe Ao Hou : The New World
A bilingual quarterly published by the Maori Affairs Department from 1952 to 1975. Articles range from agriculture through recipes to wood carving and other crafts, as well as biographically important obituaries. There are also literary contributions, such as the bilingual presentation of legends and poems.
Public accessTe Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand
A comprehensive guide to the country’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society. Hosted by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Public accessTe Puna
A web-based search service giving access to the bibliographic details of what is held in New Zealand and international libraries.
Public accessTe Takarangi: Celebrating Māori publications
Te Takarangi is an acknowledgement and celebration of Māori-led scholarship and writing across time and genres. The collection of 150 publications provides an overview of some of the most important Māori leaders, thinkers and authors of our time. Titles include non-fiction publications, some periodicals, as well as language textbooks, dictionaries, and edited collections. This annotated list is the product of a collaboration between Te Apārangi, The Royal Society, and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Search for any of these of these titles in Library Search | Ketu to find online and/or print copies held at the campus libraries.
Public accessTiaki : Alexander Turnbull Library Unpublished Collections
Provides access to descriptions of the unpublished manuscripts, oral history and pictures collections of New Zealand and Pacific material in the Alexander Turnbull Library.
Public accessTreaty of Waitangi
This website provides a range of features about the Treaty of Waitangi and Waitangi Day including full-text of the Treaty of Waitangi in English and Maori.


NZ Resources - additional resources

InfoDatabase title
Further informationMobile appAcademic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)
Designed for academic institutions, this database provides coverage of multidisciplinary academic journals. It supports research in the key areas of academic study by providing peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, books, and more.
Further informationAsian & European Business Collection (ProQuest)
This database provides information pertinent to the study of business and finance topics across Asia and Europe, including academic journals, newspapers, newswires, and magazines. Find information on companies, economies, markets, international trade, and overall business conditions and practices throughout these regions.
Public accessAtlas of plant material & fibres from New Zealand & the Pacific. He rārangi whakaaturanga o ngā taonga rākau.
This free-to-use database can assist in identifying plant materials used in artefacts. Positive identification provides information on historical use, and allows for the targeting of appropriate conservation treatments, which may vary among plant species. The database includes indigenous, common and botanical names; images of plants; scanning electron microscopy images of plant leaf/material surfaces and optical microscopy images of plant leaf/material cross-sections.
Further informationMobile appAustralasian Literature: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands (Alexander Street)
Creative works from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands from the 1930s to the present. Genres include Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Commentary and Criticism and Biography and Interviews.
Further informationAustralia & New Zealand Database (ProQuest)
This database includes ongoing full-text academic journals published in Australia and New Zealand. The subjects cover major areas of study, including business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.
Further informationAustralia & New Zealand Newsstream (ProQuest)
Provides access to leading Australian and New Zealand newspapers. Combining content from Fairfax Australia, Fairfax New Zealand, News Limited, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ANZ Newsstand provides current local, regional and national news.
Public accessBirth, Death and Marriage Historical Records
New Zealand Government records for births, deaths and marriages. Information available includes: Births that occurred at least 100 years ago; Stillbirths that occurred at least 50 years ago; Marriages that occurred 80 years ago; Deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago or the deceased's date of birth was at least 80 years ago.
Public accessBlue Books: statistical information 1840-1855
Statistical information from New Zealand’s early Colonial period (1840-1855). The "Blue Books" contain information about population, revenue, military, trade, shipping, public works, legislation, civil servants, foreign consuls, land transactions, churches, schools, and prisons.
Further informationMobile appCurrent Contents Connect (Web of Science)
A multidisciplinary, current awareness database that provides access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, and abstracts from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as from relevant, evaluated websites.
Public accessDunedin City Council - Council Documents
Lists key DCC documents including bylaws, strategies, plans, policies, and research reports.
Further informationMobile appEarly Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788-1901 (Alexander Street)
Through first-person accounts, including letters, diaries, narratives, and other primary source materials, this collection provides a view of events in Australasia from the arrival of the first settlers through to the close of the 19th century.
Public accessHeritage Images Online
An online database that contains photographs and maps from Auckland Libraries’ Sir George Grey Special Collections. The database covers a wide range of topics including family history, portraits, architecture, advertising, photographers, maritime history, fashion, sports and the history of Auckland and New Zealand.
Public accessInfoshare
Provides free online access to a wide range of time series data. This web-based tool can be used to access, view, and download the most up-to-date information from the largest directly accessible database of New Zealand official statistics.
Further informationMobile appJSTOR
Provides full-text access to back issues (delay in coverage generally 3-5 years) of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields of the humanities, social sciences, and life sciences. The Library's access includes all Arts & Sciences Collections, the Life Sciences Collection, Business IV, and the Ireland Collection.
Public accessNew Zealand Parliament
The official government website. Under Parliamentary business access: Legislation, Select committee details and documents, Hansard and journals, Order paper and questions, Papers and petitions presented and Rules of the House.
Public accessNZ On Screen
NZ On Screen is the online showcase of NZ television, film, music video and web series.
Public accessNZ.Stat
A free web tool that allows you to: create tables from a wide range of large datasets; find a dataset by browsing through themes or searching; customise the table by selecting the variables; change the table layout; view metadata alongside the table; and, download your table in Excel. Phone 0508 525 525 (toll-free within NZ) for Mon-Fri Help Desk support.
Public accessOtago Daily Times Online Edition
A free online source of local, national, and international news. A multimedia platform allows users to comment on stories, vote in polls,and submit photographs and stories. The site includes an 'On campus' section and home-pages for local towns.
Public accessPresbyterian Research Centre: the Archive and Library for the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand
A collection documenting the life and work of the Presbyterian Church in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Archive holds documents from the General Assembly, General Assembly committees, foreign missions, local and national Presbyterian women's and youth organisations, parishes and presbyteries throughout New Zealand, co-operating and uniting parishes, Knox College, Knox Centre for Ministry & leadership (and its predecessors) and the personal papers of ministers and prominent Presbyterian laymen and women from throughout the country.
Further informationProQuest Central
A leading electronic database providing indexing/abstracting and full-text access to scholarly and general interest publications. It combines information from a number of online databases with subjects covering: business, law, education, computing, science, technology, engineering, arts, medicine, and religion.
Public accessTe Kete Ipurangi (TKI)
A bilingual portal and web community which provides educational material for New Zealand teachers, school managers, and students.
Public accessTe Papa Collections Online
Contains information on artworks, objects and specimens from Te Papa's collections, from dinosaur teeth to contemporary art, as well as information on people, places, topics, species, and research from the curators.
Public accessWaitangi Tribunal Reports
Full-text access to the Waitangi Tribunal reports that include its findings for the claimants and Crown.