Recommended Websites


New Zealand Government
Information about Parliament, cabinet and all government departments

Local Councils
Information about Local Government in New Zealand

NZ Legislation
NZ statutes, bills and statutory regulations

Careers NZ
Advice and support about careers and CV templates

Road Code
Licence information and study guide for the road code for cars, motorbikes and heavy vehicles


Statistics NZ
Statistical information on population, economics, regions and more

DigitalNZ Ā–Tihi o Aotearoa 
Connects to reliable digital collections from libraries, museums, galleries and more. Includes interviews, video, newspaper clippings, maps, photographs, audio and artworks from past to today

Papers Past
Search historic newspapers including Southland papers and NZ  Parliamentary Papers

Te Ara
Encyclopedia of NZ history, culture, places and more. Includes Dictionary of NZ Biography.

NZ Electronic Text Centre
Digitised texts of NZ and Pacific items

Hocken Library
Hocken’s collections celebrate the histories, cultures and natural environments of Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific and Antarctica with special emphasis on southern New Zealand. Includes Hockensnapshot – photographs of NZ people and places.


Maori Land Online
Ownership, trustees and information about customary Maori land

Maori Land Court
Wwhat is Maori land and how to apply to the Maori Land Court

Maori Land Court Minute Books Index
Minutes were kept of all Maori Land Court proceedings and this is an index only to the Minute Books.
Tikanga, whakairo, te ko reo

Maori Land Legislation 
Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993

Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu
Everything Ngai Tahu

Journal of the Polynesian Society
Social, cultural, historical information about the past and present lives of indigenous Pacific peoples, including Maori.

He Tohu Exhibition
He Tohu is a permanent exhibition of three iconic constitutional documents that helped shape Aotearoa New Zealand and what it has become today.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Te Tiriti o Waitangi is Aotearoa New Zealand’s founding document.   This site covers the events that led up to the Treaty.  It explains what is written in the documents, and the crucial differences between the Māori and English versions.