Other Online Resources

New Zealand culture and history

Digital NZ

The search engine for New Zealand culture, with more than 30 million digital items including interviews , videonewspaper clippingsmapsphotographsaudio and artworks from the 19th century to today.

Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

A comprehensive guide to New Zealand peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.

NZ History Online

Three broad categories showcase themes in New Zealand history: Culture and societyPolitics and government and War and society. A 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 showcases selected 19th century New Zealand newspapers and periodicals.

Te Papa Collections Online

Collections Online has information on over 500,000 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 our curators.

Women Together: A History of Women’s Organizations in New Zealand/ Ngā Rōtū Wāhine o te Moti

To mark the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2018, we have prepared an online version of Women Together: A History of Women’s Organisations in New Zealand / Ngā Rōpū Wāhine o te Motu.

New Zealand Crafts and Craft New Zealand

Every issue of New Zealand Crafts (1982-1991) and every issue of its successor Craft New Zealand (1991-1993). With many thanks to Christchurch City Libraries and the Macmillan Brown Library at the University of Canterbury for helping with this project.


Books on Radio New Zealand

News, reviews and interviews about all things books.

Books on The Spinoff
Read the latest book review from The Spinoff.

The Pantograph Punch
Celebrating arts, culture, and writing that makes you think and feel.


Māori Dictionary
Search the Maori dictionary with the online version of Te Aka Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index.

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori – Maori Language Commission

Ki te tautoko i te iwi nui tonu kia ora ai te reo Māori, hei reo kōrero, hei reo tipu. To support people so that the Māori language is a living and developing language.

Tōku Reo

Join Raimona and Naomi online with interactive exercises, podcasts and a forum to reinforce what you’re learning on the TŌKU REO television show.

Māori Maps

Find your way to the tribal marae of Aotearoa New Zealand – through maps, information and photographs – through the digital gateway of Māori Maps.