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.


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.


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 Library Search for the location of the journal you are looking for.


Newspapers are held in the Microforms Collection on Level 4:

  • Copies of NZ Herald from 1863

Government Publications

Official documents include:

Statistical Publications

These include:

  • New Zealand Official Yearbook
  • 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.

New Zealand Subject Portals