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Lets you access up-to-date articles covering a huge range of subjects.
  • magazines
  • newspapers
  • biographies
  • reference works
  • images
Access via the school network and you'll already be signed in. If you want to use it outside of school, our librarians can give you the password. We can help you find your way around the site!

Kete New Plymouth
An online digital archive of local Taranaki events, people, places and experiences - current and historical.
You can find out about
  • Marine reserves
  • Dairy factories
  • New Plymouth buildings
  • Sovereign woodware
  • War memorials WWI and WWII
  • Taranaki street names
  • Settlers


PukeAriki Library
For local and historical information about Taranaki. Search the archives for images, archives (documents) and objects.
Puke Ariki

This website has a range of audiovisual resources for New Zealand topics. It has documentaries, short film, and television series. Some examples include
  • Vietnam
  • Maori Battalion
  • Peter Snell
  • New Zealand Wars
  • Country Calendar
  • Maori programmes
  • New Zealand history

A collaborative website making data about New Zealand accessible. It presents data on a wide range of subjects. You can search by entering your own keyword or by subject heading or by tags. Bear in mind, this is a wiki and useful as a reference and may need verifying by checking original source of the information e.g.: Statistics New Zealand.

Encyclopedia of New Zealand
A guide to this country's people's, natural environment, history, culture, economy.

National Library
Links to many online resources such as Timeframes, Papers Past.

New Zealand History
Information about New Zealand's culture, society, politics, government, and involvement in war.

New Zealand Archives
An excellent resource for historical records and information, includes images and audio-visual items. Topics include researching government records, statistical information, family history, Maori history, wars that New Zealanders have been involved in, plus much more.

New Zealand People
Lists New Zealanders including John Britten, Bill Hamilton (Hamilton jet), Bruce McLaren, Sir Edmund Hillary, Arthur Lydiard, Charles Upham, Ernest Rutherford and many other notable people.
Famous New Zealanders

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
‘Te ara’ in Māori means ‘the pathway’. Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand offers many pathways to understanding New Zealand. It is a comprehensive guide to the country’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society.