The Libraries provide access to a range of news sources.
Nelson Public Library receives the following newspapers at the Elma Turner Library. Stoke library receives the Nelson Mail, Dominion Post, Press and Buy, Sell, Swap; Tahunanui Library receives the Nelson Mail only
|Buy, Sell, Swap||Thursday||2|
|The Dominion Post||Same day||2|
|Motueka-Golden Bay News||Following week||52|
|Guardian Weekly||Following week||2|
|Greymouth Evening Star||1/2 days later||2|
|The Leader||Same day||all|
|Marlborough Express||Following day||2|
|National Business Review (Friday edition only)||Same day||52|
|The Nelson Mail||Same day||until microfilm received|
|New Zealand Herald||2 days later||2|
|The News (Westport)||Following day||2|
|Older & Bolder||monthly||4|
|Otago Daily Times||2 days later||2|
|The Press||Same day||2|
|Sunday Star Times||Sunday||2|
|Waimea Weekly||Following week||all|
Archival - local papers
The Library holds the following local papers
- Nelson Examiner 1842-1874
- The Nelson Mail 1866 to the present (microfilming in progress)
- The Colonist 1857-1920
- The Motueka Star 1931 - 1939 (incomplete)
The Library does not index these papers. An index is available at the Nelson Provincial Museum research facility for the Nelson Mail.
- The Nelson Mail From date of latest microfilm received.
- The Community Leader 1991 - 1993
- G.B. Weekly (Golden Bay) 1993-
- The Haven Nos 1 - 65
- The Leader 1993 -
- Live Nelson 1999 -
- Waimea Weekly 2006 -
- Motueka-Golden Bay News - Latest year (Nelson Provincial Museum holds archive)
- The Guardian (Tasman) - held Nelson Provincial Museum
For a full list of online newspapers and newspaper archives, see our news media online page.
The Australia/ New Zealand Reference Centre database includes most NZ newspaper articles from approx 1996, including:
- The Nelson Mail From June, 1997
- Dominion Post From January, 1995
- New Zealand Herald From December, 2001
- The Press From June, 1996
Papers Past (National Library resource) provides searchable access to early NZ newspapers, including the following local and regional papers.