This page provides information about resources and guides that are specific to the study of New Zealand politics. They supplement the resources provided on the Political Science and Public Policy portal.

Subject Contacts

If you need assistance in this subject area, please contact New Zealand Collection staff at, or 837-9127, or the Politics Academic Liaison Librarian, Jillene Bydder.

Useful Search Terms

A list of subject headings that you may find useful when locating resources in the Library Catalogue. Type the subject heading in the search box and select Subject begins with from the menu.

  • new zealand politics and government
  • new zealand social conditions
  • new zealand social policy
  • new zealand labour party
  • new zealand national party


Coverage: Full text
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals, covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.
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.




The joint website of the Electoral Enrolment Centre, Chief Electoral Office, and Electoral Commission. General information on elections including how New Zealand elections are run, how to participate in one, how a government is formed and latest electoral updates.
The Chief Electoral Office, Ministry of Justice provides the latest election results.
An analysis of political behaviour over six successive New Zealand elections. Topics covered include the transition between electoral systems, the role of the media and New Zealanders  perceptions of the political process.
New Zealand government website providing information, images and resources from all New Zealand government agencies and government funded sites.
New Zealand Political Parties
The following links provide access to the official websites of major New Zealand political parties.