Research resources

Reference resources: New Zealand Government websites, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, White pages, Regional council flood map, legal resources.

Reference resources: New Zealand Government websites, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, White pages, Regional council flood map, legal resources.

Reference resources: The Road Code, Community law manual, Health Navigator and PubMed, New Zealand Official Year Book, Biographical sources.



Infoplease is a reference and learning site combining: an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and several almanacs.

πŸ‘‰ Archives New Zealand

Official constitutional documents, government papers, data, maps, and films.


The Digital Atlas Project is for students and teachers. Up-to-date world and regional maps.


πŸ‘‰ Biographical resources

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography


πŸ‘‰ Careers NZ resources

Find work, make a CV, apply for jobs.

Te whakapai ake i ngā hua ō ngā kōwhiringa ā-mahi

How to find a new job or choose a new career.

πŸ‘‰ Community Law Manual

Plain language legal information.


πŸ‘‰ Dictionary

Te Aka - includes key ancestors of traditional narratives, tribal groups and ancestral canoes.


πŸ‘‰ Encyclopedia

Te Ara, -the natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and people of New Zealand.


πŸ‘‰ FutureLearn

Study courses, or improve your English. πŸ‘‰ Click here for course information.


πŸ‘‰ Greater Wellington Regional Council

Plans, reports, policies, bylaws, schemes & publications.

πŸ‘‰ Genealogy Resource Collection webpage

Includes microfiche, microfilm, books, magazines and access to digital resources.


πŸ‘‰ Health Navigator NZ

Reliable and trustworthy health information and self-care resources.

Mental Health

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πŸ‘‰ Index New Zealand (INNZ)

Articles from New Zealand periodicals, journals, magazines and newspapers.


πŸ‘‰ Journal of the Polynesian Society

Indigenous texts and traditions contributed by Pacific peoples.


πŸ‘‰Ka Mua - WAI 262

The first contemporary claim focused mainly on the Crown’s existing laws, policies and practices.

πŸ‘‰Kapi-Mana News (Porirua)

November 1949-1966 on microfilm, in the Porirua Library's Local Heritage Resource Centre


πŸ‘‰ Legislation -New Zealand.

Up-to-date versions of New Zealand Acts, Bills (proposed Acts), and secondary legislation drafted by the Parliamentary Counsel Office.


Māori, Pasifika & New Zealand History


πŸ‘‰Flood Risk Map for Porirua

Areas where there is a 1% possibility of flooding occurring in any given year.

πŸ‘‰Topo Maps

Interactive topographic map of New Zealand.


πŸ‘‰ National Library Catalogue

Taonga in words, sounds and pictures - collected, protected and searchable.

πŸ‘‰ New Zealand Government websites


πŸ‘‰ Official Yearbook- Stats New Zealand

Selected volumes digitised, from 1893 onwards.


πŸ‘‰ PubMed

Search biomedical and life sciences literature.


πŸ‘‰ Road Code- New Zealand

Step-by-step guide for each stage of your driver license.


πŸ‘‰ Study -LinkedIn Learning

Study Free. Get started with your library card. πŸ‘‰ Learn more


πŸ‘‰ Te Puna

Search libraries in New Zealand and worldwide.


πŸ‘‰ UK Genealogy

Family history records from the United Kingdom.


πŸ‘‰Waitangi Tribunal reports

In PDF format or to purchase in hard copy.

πŸ‘‰ White Pages- New Zealand

πŸ‘‰ White Pages- Australia


Young Adult Reference Collection

Hardcopies of a: dictionary, atlas, encyclopedia, and college subject guides.