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 the Politics Academic Liaison Librarian, Mel Chivers.

Useful Search Terms

A list of subject headings that you may find useful when locating resources in Library Search. In Advanced Search select Subject from the drop down field menu and type the subject heading in the search box.

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


Available in print and online.


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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.
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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.
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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.PressReader LibGuide
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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.


Kōtuitui is an open access, multidisciplinary social sciences journal. Containing original research papers, review articles, and short communications with relevance to New Zealand policy and communities.



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.
Find details and roles about current and former Members of Parliament.
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
This link provides access to a list of all currently registered political parties: The following links provide access to the official websites of major New Zealand political parties:
(07) 838-4051

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