Aotearoa Online


Aotearoa Online


Now & Then

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Newspapers and magazines with an Australasian focus. Approximately 70% full text updated daily.

DigitalNZ Discover more than 30 million interviews, video, newspaper clippings, maps, photographs, audio and artworks from past centuries to today. Provided by NZ libraries, museums, galleries, government departments, the media, community groups and others.

NZHistory Information and resources from the Ministry for Culture & Heritage, NZ. Three categories showcase themes in New Zealand history: Culture and society, Politics and government and New Zealand at war. A classroom and hands-on history section includes links to guides, external websites and other material for those who are 'doing' and teaching history.

Papers Past Papers Past provides fully searchable newspapers, letters & diaries, magazines & journals, and parliamentary papers. View scanned pages from the 19th and 20th centuries including Maori newspapers from 1842-1935.

Te Ara: encyclopedia of New Zealand A comprehensive guide to the country’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society. An important feature of Te Ara ("the pathway") is its Maori content. The Maori perspective is presented with each section, and stories with substantial Maori content are available in te reo Maori.

Topic Explorer: National Library of New Zealand The Topic Explorer helps you find quality, curated resources on a range of subjects. Most have a New Zealand focus and include websites, images, videos, books and more.

Treaty of Waitangi Collection An ebook collection of important Treaty of Waitangi works from Bridget Williams Books.



Maori [Topic Explorer] A collection of Maori resources compiled by School Services, National Library of NZ. Filter by learning area - Maori.

Te Aka Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index As well as the words one would expect in a traditional dictionary, Te Aka has encyclopaedic entries and explanations of key concepts in Maori culture. Study the basics of the Maori Language, through online video lessons. Learn to korero or speak Te Reo Maori and get links to helpful Maori Language resources and organisations.

Māori language, culture and heritage Provides links to reliable language, culture and heritage sites.



Biography in Context Search for information on world famous New Zealanders.

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography Explore over 3,000 life stories of notable Kiwis.

Our Wāhine : 125 extraordinary New Zealand women Our Wāhine is an illustrated history of New Zealand’s extraordinary women. It was created by artist Kate Hursthouse to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Women’s suffrage in New Zealand.

Online Cenotaph Online Cenotaph is a digital social space where enthusiasts, families, and researchers can share and contribute to the records of those who served for Aotearoa New Zealand. .



Archive Search The Ian Matheson City Archives holds records of the City Council, individuals, organisations & businesses from 1878-1989 (and some records beyond) from Palmerston North and surrounds.

Manawatu Heritage Gathers records directly from the community as well as material relating to the development of Palmerston North, its citizens and their lives from the 1870s to present.

Window into WWI Discover Palmerston North's WW1 history.


Science & Nature

New Zealand Geographic Archive Entire archive of the New Zealand Geographic magazine. Contains news, views, research, images, audio and video footage.

RSNZ Journals Access to New Zealand discoveries since 1867 as published in Royal Society of New Zealand journals. Read quality, peer-reviewed work of particular importance to Australasia, the Pacific Basin, and Antarctica. Many of the articles are freely available.

Science [Topic Explorer] A collection of science resources compiled by School Services, National Library of NZ. Filter by learning area - Science.