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Libraries and Archives: National

National Library of New Zealand

Archives from the National Library are sent to Archives New Zealand. Archives New Zealand sends relevant archives to its regional offices. The National Library also has New Zealand family history, Pacific nations and whakapapa resources.

The National Library and University of Auckland Library have online catalogues that use Telnet: netopac catalog and aucat catalog that may be accessed through the Kiwinet database.

Kiwinet Indexes

Business and Business News Databases

  • The Independent - INDE $3.50 / minute
    The complete text of Independent sourced articles in The Independent New Zealand business newsweekly. From 18 September 1992 (first issue) onwards, updated weekly.

General, Research and Computing Databases

  • FIND - FIND $1.00 / minute
    A finding aid to the location of journals, conferences and serials held in New Zealand libraries. Updated daily.
  • Info-Bank - CLUB $3.50 / minute
    Names, addresses, and contact details for over 3,000 clubs and societies in both the Auckland regional area and national organisations situated throughout New Zealand. Updated monthly.
  • Newspaper Index - NINX $3.50 / minute
    An index with abstracts to six major New Zealand daily newspapers. From 1990 onwards, updated daily. Dominion; Evening Post; New Zealand Herald; Otago Daily Times; The Press and the Sunday Star Times.
  • Kiwinet also stores topical, historical and personal names are indexed from these Maori Newspapers: Kia Hiwa Ra; Kokiri Paetae; Pu Kaea; Te Maori (Monthly News Magazine); and Turanganui a kiwa pipiwharauroa.

The National Library - New Zealand Bibliographic Network (NZBN)

An online computer system which links most public, university, government and special libraries to a central bibliographic database. It supports libraries throughout New Zealand in their reference, cataloguing, interloan and acquisitions activities. NZBN includes an index of over 10 million books. Apply to the National Library of New Zealand for membership or ask your local librarian to perform a search for you.

The National Library - Index New Zealand (INNZ)

Provides a brief summary of the journals, periodicals, etc. that it has indexed. These are available locally at the University of Auckland Library.

The National Register of Archives and Manuscripts keeps archives from national libraries and museums online. Such museums include archives from the Far North Regional Museum of Kaitaia.

Other lists of New Zealand libraries may be accessed through the Te Puna Web Directory.

Archives New Zealand Auckland Regional Office


Access to the Reference Library is by subscription. You gain access to 7000 volumes and 200 periodical subscriptions on the subjects of New Zealand history and the management and administration of archives and records. For further information, please contact the Archives New Zealand office in Auckland.

Indexing Projects

  • School Indexing Project
  • Auckland Hospital Board Admission registers
  • Tai-Tokerau MLC minute books (whakapapa & burial grounds)
  • Waikato MLC minute books (whakapapa & burial grounds)

You may contact the Auckland Regional Office at:

    525 Mt Wellington Highway
    Phone: 09 276 6185

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