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News Media online resources

On this page you will find the online resources under the following topics, with quick links below to take you directly to each section.

For information about print holdings and researching local newspapers, see the news media research page.

Library research databases

For external access you will need to enter your library barcode number (14 digits) and your PIN.

  • PressDisplay
    Access the full-text (actual page views) of newspapers from New Zealand and from around the world. Includes all Fairfax titles and some others. More on Press Display
  • Proquest - Academic Research Library includes the full-text of a range of national (mainly UK and US) newspapers (eg Financial Times) and news magazines. Includes a service which indexes and abstracts U.S. national newspapers, plus the fulltext of a range of news magazines (eg Newsweek). More on Proquest.

Other key sources


New Zealand 


Nelson Region


NZ Newspaper archives and indexes

Full text archives

  • New Zealand Gazette (from 2000)
  • Nieupepa - Historic Maori newspapers
  • Papers Past 
    Contains more than one million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1920 and includes publications from all regions of New Zealand.

Indexes - National

  • Find NZArticles - includes newspaper indexes from Auckland, Napier, Christchurch and Dunedin, as well as national sources.
  • New Zealand Index - index and abstracts of a range of New Zealand serials, including News sources 1985

Indexes - Local


International News

For other overseas news sources see Christchurch City Libraries newspaper pages.