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The New Zealand Collection - Te Kohikohinga o Aotearoa

The New Zealand Collection - Te Kohikohinga o Aotearoa, at the University of Waikato Library, contains material relating to New Zealand and selected areas of the Pacific, as well as literary works written by New Zealanders. The Collection has more than 100 000 items, including books, journals, newspapers, pamphlets, government publications and statistics. Selection of works for this collection is governed by the New Zealand Collection Policy.

Books

Most books are shelved in the main sequence in the New Zealand Collection. There is also a small run of Large Books. We also have a temperature controlled Rare Books Room which contains all books published up to 1900, second copies of books published 1901-1945, handprinted or handmade New Zealand poetry and some valuable or rare books.


Journals

Most New Zealand journals are shelved in the relevant journals collections rather than in the New Zealand Collection. The New Zealand Collection holds a small number of discontinued journals. Check the Library Catalogue for the location of the journal you are looking for.


Newspapers

The following titles are held in the New Zealand Collection (last three months only). Earlier copies of the first three titles listed below are held in the Microforms Collection on Level 4:

  • Dominion Post (2002-), continuing the Dominion (1987-2002)
  • NZ Herald (1863-)
  • Sunday Star Times (1994-2013)
  • Waikato Times (only in hard copy)

Government Publications

Official documents include:


Statistical Publications

These include:

  • New Zealand Official Yearbook (print up to 2012)
  • New Zealand Official Yearbook (electronic 2000-2012)
  • Key Statistics
  • Census material
  • Hot Off the Press
    - no longer in print. Earlier years catalogued under separate titles, but still in series.

Raupatu Document Bank

Prepared by the Waitangi Tribunal, the Document Bank consists of copies of documents held by the National Archives of New Zealand relating to land claims in New Zealand from the 1870s to 1960s, together with statutes relating to confiscated land.


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