What's New on The Knowledge Basket?

7 April 2014

It's off to pastures new for Jo Hunt. Our best wishes go with her and our thanks for the tremendous effort and commitment she gave to The Knowledge Basket over the past 2 years.

27 March 2014

Now available - New Zealand Index on our new system. It includes two new collections (The National Bibliography aka Publications New Zealand, and the Waikato Regional News Index). The other collections have been consolidated, for a much cleaner search interface. This is the first database to be released on the new system. Please feel free to provide feedback. More information on the New Zealand Index database page.

8 March 2013

Great news for Newztext site licencees - The National Business Review (NBR) is once again being updated each week as each issue is released from embargo.
We have also created a separate collection for the NBR on Newztext which includes an index to articles in early NBR issues before the full text was available. This means you can now search for NBR articles from 1986 to the current year.
For more information check our News page or contact us on 0800 465 695.

14 February 2013

We have added National Business Review articles from 21 September 2012 to 14 December 2012 (777 articles) to the Newztext Site Licence-access databases. Each article is linked to the original (PDF) page of the paper edition of NBR. January 2013 issues are being converted and will be added as they are completed. Thanks to NBR staff for their help.

7 January 2013

Ngaa mihi o te tau hou! Happy New Year from the TKB team!
We welcome you all back to The Knowlege Basket in 2013. Having survived Mayan calendars and holiday festivities we are looking forward to another year of collaborative innovation with our many colleagues in NZ libraries and information services.

Naa too rourou, naa taku rourou
ka ora ai te iwi

With your food basket and my food basket
the people will thrive

7 December 2012

Knowledge Basket Blog

Read Dave Keet's Blog - a "LibraryCloud"? and others at:


30 November 2012

Sue Cooper

Retires today. We would like to wish her well for the future. Sue started the Newzindex database, way back when - the earliest record we have is 1985 - but many of us remember using the printed copy - invaluable for reference work. And it is still going! That is just one of her many accomplishments. We would just like to record our appreciation for all the help and advice she has given us over the years. Sue will be doing project work at Auckland Libraries around heritage and preservation.

Thanks Sue.

3 April 2012
New changes at The Knowledge Basket.

New staff member, Jo Hunt, is The Knowledge Basket's Customer Relations manager - see more in News.
A new phone number and postal address:
0800 4 knowle..(0800 4 56695) or +64 7 9858121
P.O. Box 3152, Ohope 3161.

26 March 2012

The Fairfax Daily News Feed, and the STOP-PRESS (aka. Fast Feed) have now been consolidated into a combined, single feed. This development is a positive one, as the Fast feed now has the additional indexing terms added, and is the permament record for that article. It does not get replaced later by an indexed version. The Fast feed still comes in at approximately 6:40am. To reflect these changes, the STOP-PRESS collection will shortly be renamed Fairfax2012-, and the FairFax2003- collection will be renamed Fairfax2003-2012.

Latest News from New Zealand Index

14 March 2012

New to The Knowledge Basket - Southland Regional News Index.
This is an index of articles from local newspapers and other sources dating back to 1993, with selected information from 1851 onwards. Many thanks to Linda Geddes and the team at Dunedin Public Libraries.

24 November 2011

New to The Knowledge Basket - Bibliography on Homosexuality in New Zealand and Bibliography of NZ Bibliographies. Also, Bibliography of NZ Family Histories has been updated. Many thanks to Tony Millett for his extensive work on getting all three bibliographies ready for searching on The Knowledge Basket.

14 November 2011

Major update to Manakau's Journey on New Zealand Index! 440 new records added. Thanks to Bruce Ringer and the team.

Latest News from Newztext

New magazines from Rural News Group
18 May 2011

NZ Winegrower and Dairy News from April 2011 are now included in Newztext. Rural News used to include Dairying Today but is now a new and separate product called Dairy News.

8 March 2011
Old favourites back from new publishers MediaWeb....

and new to The Knowledge Basket, FMCG...
Onfilm, Fastline, FoodService/Grill, The Director, Admedia, Management are back including their archive, and FMCG from 2009 on are all in Newztext.
E-clip clients will find those titles have been automatically added to their list of sources covered.

LINX database retired from The Knowledge Basket
1 March 2011

Unfortunately, due to cost and reduced income from the database, the New Zealand Law Society Library has decided to discontinue access to LINX on The Knowledge Basket. If you wish to have access to LINX in the future, contact Bronwyn McGee the Law Society library. Bronwyn.McGee@lawsociety.org.nz ph (09) 304 1020.

Our best wishes and condolences to colleagues in Christchurch
28 February 2011

The Knowledge Basket team send deepest sympathies to those who have suffered from this awful disaster in Christchurch City and the Canterbury region. We send our heartfelt hopes for your recovery and safety.

24 September 2010

We have scheduled some hardware maintenance work for 7:30pm 28th September 2010. This work is going to require our primary server to be shut down for a short period of time. We're aiming to be back up and running as quickly as possible, but we apologise in advance for being unavailable at this time.

Letter of Recognition
16 August 2010

LIANZA Letter of Recognition

Dave Keet and Lindy Winterburn are delighted to have been awarded a Letter of Recognition from the National Council of the Library & Information Association of New Zealand (LIANZA). See more in News

Bibliography of Published New Zealand Family Histories
14 July 2010

Waikato University and Tony Millett have contributed the bibliography to form part of New Zealand Index. See more in News

Paul Reynolds
26 May 2010

It was with great sadness that we received the news of the passing of Paul Reynolds. Together with his partner and wife Helen Smith, McGovern and Associates provided the inspiration and design for our Knowledge Basket websites over the years, and a long-time exchange of ideas, books and dinners that were always a delight. Our very best wishes to Paul's family and arohanui to Helen.

Indian Weekender
6 April 2010

We are pleased to announce that the Indian Weekender newspaper has been added to Newztext Magazines as a collection. More than 2000 articles starting from January 2009 have been loaded into the archive. We welcome the inclusion of this new publication from the Indian community. Read more

New Zealand Card Index
1 March 2010

We are pleased to announce that the New Zealand Card Index from Auckland City Libraries has been added to New Zealand Index as a collection. The addition of 416,544 new records in the collection brings the total in New Zealand Index to nearly 3.5 million records. Many thanks to the team at Auckland City Libraries. Read more

Happy New Year from us all at The Knowledge Basket
26 January 2010

Those of you familiar with our South Pacific website will see that we liked it so much that we have adopted that style, structure and look for our New Zealand Knowledge Basket. Read more

Video Tutorials

New to the Knowledge Basket under our Support pages are training videos to help you with your searches.

11 November 2009

BusinessDesk: the new voice in New Zealand business news coverage has been added to the Newztext database. Read more

Manukau's Journey
9 November 2009

Manukau's Journey: a chronology of significant events in the history of South Auckland or the Counties Manukau region has been added to the New Zealand Index database.Read more

Shattering Statutes
30 June 2009

We are pleased to announce the availability of the Shattering Statutes for free browse. Read more

The Knowledge Basket - Pacific Islands - launched 8 June 2009

Free searching of the Niustext database available now. Read more