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Access New Zealand: a new online newspaper database for libraries

Updated: Apr 11, 2019

Access New Zealand

NewsBank, inc., one of the world's premier information providers, is proud to announce the launch of Access New Zealand. This new database presents libraries with access to the largest full-text collection of newspapers from New Zealand available online.

Quick Facts

  • Features online access to more than 110 newspapers from across New Zealand, including The New Zealand Herald and The Dominion Post

  • More than half of the newspapers in the collection are unavailable from any other source

  • Includes small community and regional publications, as well as national news

  • Offers local, regional and national perspectives on current issues and events


Access New Zealand is a new web-based resource which features comprehensive news coverage across both the North and South Islands. This one-of-a-kind collection features access to more than 110 titles, from local community newspapers through to major titles, such as The New Zealand Herald, The Dominion Post, The Press and Waikato Times. The coverage for each newspaper commences as early as the 1990s and 2000s, and runs through to the present day. Access New Zealand includes the full text of all news articles, as well as additional sections such as business, sport, editorials, reviews, and much more. With the exception of classifieds, images and advertisements, the entire contents of each newspaper are included, providing libraries with an unmatched research tool. Users are offered an easy-to-use and intuitive interface, with multiple options for quick searching, browsing and filtering. Users are also able to save, print and email each news article, export citations, and set up email alerts. Librarians are provided with access to a usage statistics portal, as well as MARC records, persistent URLs, customisable bookmarks, and step-by-step user documentation (including screen-shots and video demonstrations). NewsBank's Access New Zealand is available to libraries on a 12-month subscription basis. Each subscription includes unlimited, concurrent access for both onsite and remote users.

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Contact Bezi to request a free 30-day trial for your library today!

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