Research resources

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

Links to: 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.


πŸ‘‰ Almanac

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.

πŸ‘‰ Atlas

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.

πŸ‘‰ Community Law Manual

Plain language legal information.


πŸ‘‰ Dictionary

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

πŸ‘‰ DigitalNZ

DigitalNZ is the search site for all things New Zealand. We connect you to reliable digital collections


πŸ‘‰ Encyclopedia

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


πŸ‘‰ FutureLearn

Courses to 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‘‰Hansard Reports

Hansard listing page. Here you can read the official report of debates in the House of Representatives.

πŸ‘‰ Health Navigator NZ

Reliable and trustworthy health information and self-care resources.

πŸ‘‰ "Need to talk? 1737" Mental Health

Free Call 1737 or free text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor or talk to a πŸ‘‰peer support worker.

Homework Help

πŸ‘‰ AnyQuestions

Online help to assist New Zealand students with their inquiries. Between 1pm and 6pm weekdays you can log on and chat with a real librarian about your inquiry.

πŸ‘‰ Many Answers

Here you can search for answers to popular homework questions asked on AnyQuestions.


πŸ‘‰ Index New Zealand (INNZ)

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


Journal of the Polynesian Society

The Library holds physical copies from 1923 - 2002.

πŸ‘‰ Job Hunters' Workbook

Covers what skills employers are looking for and gives you the latest information on writing a CV, applying for jobs and interviews.


πŸ‘‰ Ka Mua - WAI 262

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‘‰ Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand

Preserves and makes available for research the records and personal papers of LGBTTFIQ people and organisations in New Zealand.

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‘‰ Pacific Virtual Museum

Explore, discover, view and celebrate the rich diverse cultural heritage of the Pacific.

πŸ‘‰ PubMed

Search biomedical and life sciences literature.


πŸ‘‰ Queer history

This research guide provides a starting place for those interested in researching queer/LGBTQIA+ history in Aotearoa New Zealand.


πŸ‘‰ Road Code- New Zealand

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


πŸ‘‰ Studylink

Make informed choices about your student finances. How to apply for it and manage it online.


πŸ‘‰ Te Puna-National Library

The National Library of New Zealand is here to help you access and use the collective knowledge of the nation.

πŸ‘‰ Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993

Te Ture Whenua Māori Act is the primary legislation for Māori land. It aims to balance the protection of Māori land for future generations with the ability to use and develop land to meet the aspirations of whānau.

πŸ‘‰ Amendments to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993

This 5 page PDF of changes to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 - effective from 6 February 2021.


πŸ‘‰ UK Genealogy

Family history records from the United Kingdom.


πŸ‘‰ Waitangi Tribunal reports

In PDF format or to purchase in hard copy.

πŸ‘‰ Web Resources

Homework resources

πŸ‘‰ White Pages- New Zealand

πŸ‘‰ White Pages- Australia


Young Adult Reference Collection

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