Journals and Newspapers

Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives

The Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives (AJHR), sometimes known as "the A to Js", is a collection of government-related reports published every year from 1858. The reports cover many subjects, documenting the work of government departments and a wide range of other activities carried out by, or of interest to, the government of the day. The AJHR is one of the most valuable tools for understanding how New Zealand has developed from its earliest colonial beginnings to the present. It provides a wealth of information for researchers working across many fields.


Broadsheet was a leading voice of the local women’s movement and was produced by the Auckland-based Broadsheet Collective from July 1972 to July 1997. It covered wide-ranging national and international concerns, including women’s rights, sexuality, Māori sovereignty, health, crime, politics, class, abortion and arts and literature. Broadsheet has been digitised by the University of Auckland’s Libraries and Learning Services and is now publicly available online.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Covers free, full-text quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Browse by subject.

Education Aotearoa

Journal published by the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI). A quarterly journal that began with Spring 2009.

Free Science Journals

HighWire Press is the largest archive of free full-text science (after a time). There are 7 sites with free trial periods, and 48 completely free sites. 285 sites have free back issues, and 1232 sites have pay per view.

Journal of Educational Perspectives: Research Journal of the University of Mānoa, College of Education

The Research Journal of the University of Hawaii at Mānoa College of Education is published twice per annum

Journal of Indigenous Social Development

The Journal of Indigenous Social Development (JISD) is committed to advancing education, practice, research and policymaking relevant to indigenous peoples’ social and economic wellbeing. JISD is a peer-reviewed journal published exclusively in open-access electronic form. The Journal provides a forum for scholars and practitioners from diverse disciplines to expand knowledge and develop dialogue relevant to indigenous communities globally. Intended to reflect diverse communities and perspectives, the editorial board, special issues editors, and reviewers include: Elders and leaders of indigenous communities, community-based practitioners, policymakers, university educators and researchers.

Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing

The Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing is a peer-reviewed, open-access, scholarly online journal that shares multi-disciplinary indigenous knowledge and research experience amongst indigenous health professionals, leaders, researchers and community members. The journal publishes original, informative and scholarly articles on the broadly defined topic of indigenous wellbeing. Serving as a forum for the clarification and exchange of ideas, the journal features articles on projects that make a significant impact on our understanding of indigenous wellbeing.

Journal of New Zealand Studies

The Journal of New Zealand Studies is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal published by the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies. From 2014 onwards the JNZS will be published on-line twice a year, in June and December. Prospective articles are welcome from any discipline. They should have a New Zealand focus, or be comparative with a strong New Zealand element.

Journal of the Polynesian Society [Online Journal]

The early issues of the Journal contain a rich repository of indigenous texts and traditions contributed by Pacific peoples, as well as by missionaries and other sojourners, often published in local languages with English translations. Among the scholars who have long contributed articles to the Journal are social/cultural anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, linguists and physical/biological anthropologists working in Micronesia and Melanesia, as well as Polynesia. More recently they have been joined by sociologists, political scientists, economists and other scholars.

He Kupu = The Word

A fully refereed journal for early childhood educators, He Kupu is a free online journal published twice a year by New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC). NZTC aims to develop an inclusive, critical, collaborative and informed community of early childhood professionals – including the research and views of academics, practitioners and students. He Kupu is the perfect vehicle to weave together the different voices of all those working in the sector. As well as being a place to share research and knowledge, He Kupu provides the early childhood community with an important resource for professional development. Recent editions have focused on children’s social and emotional development, and leadership in early childhood education, bringing together the latest in research with an emphasis on practical application. ISSN: 1179-6812

He Muka: He Pitopito Kōrero nā Te Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori 

He Muka is the digital magazine of the Commission, incorporating the Commission's events, new terminology coined by the Commission and other important issues relating to the Māori language. The main objective is to provide a publication written entirely in Māori language of the highest quality, specifically targeted at fluent speakers.

IK: Other Ways of Knowing

A peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of indigenous knowledge from a global perspective. The journal is published twice yearly by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, and is co-sponsored by the Penn State Libraries and the Penn State Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK). The focus of the journal is on the expanding areas of study that address the ways of knowing, doing, seeing, and thinking that are passed down orally from generation to generation. These ways of understanding reflect thousands of years of experimentation and innovation in topics like agriculture, animal husbandry, child rearing practices, education systems, medicine, and natural resource management—among many other categories.

MAI Journal

MAI Journal is an open access journal that publishes multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles that critically analyse and address indigenous and Pacific issues in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand. MAI Journal publishes two issues per year, the first in May and the second in December. MAI Journal is only published online. The aim is to publish scholarly articles that substantively engage with intellectual indigenous scholarship.

Maori Newspapers = Maori Niupepa Collection

A full text database of historic newspapers published primarily for a Maori audience between 1842 and 1932. The newspapers can be searched (full text), browsed (by series) or accessed by date.

National Education

Journal published by the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI), Began with Vol. 1 (Feb. 1919) and ceased in 1989. Continued as New Zealand Journal of Education

Newspapers Online

Online versions of major New Zealand and international newspapers.

New Zealand Annual Review of Education = Te Arotake a tau o te ao o te matauranga i Aotearoa

New Zealand College of Midwives Journal

The New Zealand College of Midwives Journal uses an electronic article-based publishing approach to publication and provides free electronic access to all published papers. Within electronic article-based publishing the editors build each issue as an “issue in progress” from papers that have been submitted and accepted for publication. Once an issue is complete, it is printed. This approach supports faster publication and wider accessibility to our papers. The Journal is printed in full and circulated to our members in December each year. ISSN: 1178-3893

New Zealand Journal of Education

Journal published by the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI). A monthly journal that began with v. 1 (1899) and ceased with v. 20, no. 207 (Nov. 1918). Continued as National Education.

New Zealand Journal of Entomology

The New Zealand Entomologist is a refereed journal that publishes original scientific articles that are of significance to New Zealand entomology. The subject may include insects, arachnids and any other terrestrial invertebrates. It is the official publication of the Entomological Society of New Zealand<> (Inc.).

New Zealand Library and Information Management Journal

The New Zealand Library & Information Management Journal (NZLIMJ), published by LIANZA is a research journal focussing on library and information management issues relevant to New Zealand.

The content reflects the wide-ranging interests and needs of information management professionals in New Zealand, including librarians, records managers, and archivists.

Journal content includes: peer-reviewed research-based articles containing original work relevant to libraries and information management in New Zealand; feature articles or columns that are not peer-reviewed but reflect high standards of scholarship or reflection on issues of current interest to the New Zealand information community and book reviews.

NZEI Rourou

Journal published by the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI). A monthly journal that began with v. 1, no. 1 (14 Feb. 1990) and ceased in June 2009. Continued as Education Aotearoa.

New Zealand Journal of Ecology

The New Zealand Journal of Ecology is a peer-reviewed journal publishing ecological research relevant to New Zealand/Aotearoa and the South Pacific. It has been published since 1952 by the New Zealand Ecological Society<> and is covered by Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Science, GEOBASE, Geo Abstracts, Google Scholar and Web of Knowledge.

Papers Past: New Zealand Newspapers and Periodicals

Papers Past showcases selected 19th century New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The site currently contains digital images of over 600,000.

Te Ao Hou: The New World

This website lets you search and browse all 76 issues of the magazine Te Ao Hou The New World. Te Ao Hou was published from 1952 to 1976 by the Maori Affairs Department in New Zealand Aotearoa. According to its first editorial, Te Ao Hou aimed "to provide interesting and informative reading for Maori homes … like a marae on paper, where all questions of interest to the Maori can be discussed." Te Ao Hou features bilingual content, with articles in both English and te reo Maori.


Tuhinga is a peer-reviewed academic journal, which publishes results of Te Papa’s original scientific and cultural research, research on Te Papa’s collections, and related matters.

Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Papers

Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Papers is an abstracting e-Journal that contains scholarly papers published or to be published by the Faculty of Law at Victoria University of Wellington. Each issue of the e-Journal contains abstracts to several scholarly papers with links to full text. Some issues include mainly recent work. Others collect a number of papers on a similar theme to form a suite of papers on a single topic.

World Development Report

The World Bank’s World Development Report, published annually since 1978, is an invaluable guide to the economic, social, and environmental state of the world today. Each report provides in-depth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of development—from agriculture, the role of the state, transition economies, and labor to infrastructure, health, the environment, and poverty. Through the quality and timeliness of the information it provides, the report has become a highly influential publication that is used by many multilateral and bilateral international organizations, national governments, scholars, civil society networks and groups, and other global thought leaders to support their decision-making processes.