Finding New Zealand Newspapers

The Library has access to a range of New Zealand newspapers. This guide will help you learn how to locate and use the following resources:

  1. Databases containing newspapers. For a more thorough search of NZ newspaper articles.
  2. Newspapers listed by name. The newspaper may be held in print, online, or on microfilm. We don’t list newspapers that are listed in Papers Past and which we don’t hold in any other format.


Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text)
Search newspapers, journals, newswires, media programme transcripts, pictures, and company background data extending back over 25 years in this global news and information service. Only three simultaneous logins are permitted.
Coverage: Coverage varies (Index)
FindNZarticles provides access to New Zealand content, including material by or about New Zealanders, from a range of New Zealand newspapers and journals. Includes index to Te Ao Hou.
Coverage: Index
Contains abstracts of selected New Zealand serials, including newspapers, about New Zealand and the South Pacific. Subjects covered include general interest material, social research, current affairs, the arts and humanities.
A collection of historic newspapers published primarily for a Māori audience between 1842 and 1932.
The New Zealand Index is a unique aggregation of data sources including NZ Science, Newzindex, Index New Zealand, INZART, Index Auckland, the Newspaper Index, the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly Index, bibliographies, regional news indexes, Manukau’s Journey and more.
Newztext contains the full text of key New Zealand news and business publications. It is both a research tool and a long-term archive and is updated daily. Newztext is produced by The Knowledge Basket utilising contributions from numerous publishers.
Coverage: 1980 to present (Some full text)
Includes content from New Zealand newspapers (including Fairfax, NZ Herald, Stuff), Newswires (including Radio NZ) and the National Business Review.
Coverage: 1839 to 1945
Papers Past contains more than three million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes publications from all regions of New Zealand.
Coverage: Up to 90 days of back issues
PressReader is an all-you-can-read digital newspaper and magazine service. When you visit a PressReader HotSpot, you get unlimited access to thousands of titles from around the world. You can also download your favourite publications onto your own device and keep them for later reading. Content is available from more than 100 countries in over 60 languages. For help on how to use PressReader and how to create a personal account, please see the PressReader userguide.Please note that the following titles are only available on campus through a web browser: Waikato Times, Dominion Post, The Press, Sunday Star Times, Sunday News, Southland Times, Nelson Mail, Timaru Herald, Manawatu Standard, Taranaki Daily News, Marlborough Express, TV Guide, NZ House and Garden, NZ Gardener.
Coverage: Some full text
Leading Australian and New Zealand newspapers, combining content from Fairfax Australia and Fairfax New Zealand, News Limited, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and APP newswires, to provide the very latest local, regional and national news.


Years of publication: 1877-1934
Formerly Manawatu Standard.
Issued by the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force, this serial was free to all NZEF personnel. It was published mainly in Egypt but a few editions were from Italy.
Formerly Nelson Evening Mail.
Formerly Daily post.
Published by the Auckland Hotel, Hospital, Restaurant & Related Trades Union.
Supplement to the Waikato Times.
Formerly known as The Times.
For previous editions contact Hamilton City Libraries.
Formerly known as Wairarapa News and Wairarapa Daily.
Formerly Wanganui Chronicle