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Te Ara New Zealand Encyclopedia logo

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand is building a comprehensive guide to our peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.

In Maori Te Ara means 'the pathway'. Through interlinking text and image trails, the encyclopedia takes you on a journey of discovery.

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography section of Te Ara contains biographies of New Zealanders, who are no longer alive, who have played a part in New Zealand's history and development.

Digital New Zealand   Digital New Zealand - Uncover amazing aerial photos, posters, newspapers, artwork, research papers and more. Use DigitalNZ to discover millions of NZ items from the digital stores of libraries, museums, archives, communities and government.
National Library  

National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga O Aotearoa helps you to access and use the collective knowledge of the nation.

Index New Zealand contains abstracts of articles from New Zealand magazines and newspapers.

findNZarticles contains indexes to New Zealand content in a wide range of sources.

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