New Zealand Index database

Further updates to NZ Index
9 April 2014

More than 500 further records have been added to the NZ Science collection thanks to Kelvin Chote and the team at GNS.

Release of the New New Zealand Index database
27 March 2014

Our new search servers are now operational. We will be progressively releasing the databases for access over the next days and weeks, and NZ Index is the first. The search engine has changed - it is now Solr based, in a SolrCloud configuration. Please note the search syntax has changed - there are help files available on the new site. We urge our users to use the new system in preference to the existing Verity based search service - it is much faster! Also new collections are available only on the new system - including the National Bibliography and Waikato Regional News Index. There is a link to the new New Zealand Index in the box on the right of this page.

Further updates to NZ Index
8 March 2014

Further records have been added to the NZ Science collection from GNS, and Tony Millett has updated all 3 bibliographies. Many thanks to these contributors.

Further updates to NZ Science
8 November 2013

A further 361 records have been added to the NZ Science collection.Thanks to Kelvin Chote and the team at GNS for this latest update.

Further updates to Bibliographies
16 July 2013

The Bibliography on Homosexuality in New Zealand and Bibliography of NZ Family Histories has been updated. Many thanks to Tony Millett for continuing the work on these.

Further updates to NZ Science
12 July 2013

NZ Science been updated with more than 435 records - many thanks to Kelvin Chote and the team from GNS.

Further updates to NZ Science
4 April 2013

NZ Science been updated with more than 379 records - many thanks to Kelvin Chote and the team from GNS.

Two new bibliographies from the University of Waikato Library
25 January 2013

More than 20,000 records have been added to the New Zealand Index with the inclusion of these new resources: Bibliography of the Greater Waikato Region and Maori Bibliography. Many thanks for Ross Hallett and the library team at the University of Waikato.

New Zealand Woman's Weekly
20 January 2013

More than 7000 records have been added to the NZWW index taking the years covered from 1932 to 1959. More than 100,000 people have been named in the index so far - thanks to a sterling effort from Julie Daymond-King.

Further updates to NZ Science
20 January 2013

NZ Science been updated with more than 300 records - many thanks to Kelvin Chote and the team from GNS.

Further updates to NZ Science
8 January 2013

NZ Science been updated with more than 1400 records - these include new 2009 and 2010 index records from Landcare. Many thanks to Jamie Blackman and the team from Landcare for their work in making this collection available.

Further updates to Southern Regional News Index
17 December 2012

Southern Regional News Index has been updated with new records - 292,542 in total. Thanks to Linda Geddes and the team from Dunedin Public Libraries.

Further updates to NZ Science
1 November 2012

NZ Science updated with new records from GNS, taking the NZ Science collection to more than 140,000 records - thanks to Kelvin Chote and the team.

Further updates to NZ Science
20 May 2012

NZ Science updated with more than 200 new records from GNS, thanks to Kelvin Chote and the team.

Southern Regional News Index new to NZ Index
14 March 2012

Southern Regional News Index:- thanks to Linda Geddes and the team at Dunedin Public Libraries, The Knowledge Basket is pleased to bring you a new collection to NZ Index with more than 259,000 records. indexing local newspapers and other sources dating back to 1993, with selected information from 1851 onwards.

Further updates to NZ Science
24 February 2012

NZ Science updated with more than 300 new records from GNS, thanks to Maggie Dyer and the team. Best wishes to Denise Garbutt on her retirement.

Further updates to NZ Science
21 January 2012

NZ Science updated with 150 new records from NIWA, thanks to Kath O'Shaunnessy and the team.

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! 440 new records added. Thanks to Bruce Ringer and the team.

19 October 2011

NZ Science updated with 266 new records from NIWA, thanks to Kath O'Shaughnessy and the team. There are now 137,047 records in the NZ Science database.

10 October 2011

NZ Science updated with new records from GNS, thanks to Denise Garbutt and the team. There are now 136,781 records in the NZ Science collection.

19 July 2011

NZ Science updated with over 170 new records from NIWA.

21 June 2011

INZART has had more than 93,000 records added to the NZ Index database. These records include digitised press cuttings and re-keyed catalogue cards.
Stephanie Reid says "These cuttings go back to the early 1960s (with a sprinkling of some from earlier times) and provide coverage of the NZ art scene from that time on. As we sifted through some of the cuttings we realised that the data could be mined for information other than art related areas. For instance, you can see the evolution of different typographical styles through various newspapers through the 1960s and 70s. The way women are portrayed in the media, and the assumptions about their place, their concerns etc is also interesting-and there are images of city precincts that have long been demolished. So we are hoping that the new material will prove useful to those working outside the traditional art/art history areas as well as those working within.
While the press cuttings are available in full text through the link for our university community, we are confident that those accessing INZART through Knowledge Basket will be able to source at least some of the articles from INNZ and others through their local library."
Of course, NZ Index clients are able to search both INNZ and INZART at the same time.

11 April 2011

NZ Science updated with over 700 new records from GNS and NIWA. Many thanks to Denise, Kerrie and Kath.

7 February 2011

NZ Science updated with over 300 new records from GNS and NIWA. Many thanks to Denise, Kerrie and Kath.

21 October 2010

NZ Science updated with over 500 new records from GNS and NIWA. Many thanks to Denise, Kerrie and Kath.

14 July 2010
New Bibliography for NZ Index

Bibliography of Published New Zealand Family Histories

The Bibliography of Published New Zealand Family Histories is a listing of separately-published histories of families with descendants in New Zealand. All of the histories are indexed by author, title, keyword and family names; many are also indexed by founder names; country, county and town of origin; ship on which the family arrived in New Zealand; year of arrival; and region and place of main settlement in New Zealand. Some records also include the surnames of the families into which the first generation of descendants married. The bibliography is compiled by Tony Millett (tony.millett@xtra.co.nz). There are 3350+ records in the collection, which has been added to the New Zealand Index. It is updated periodically by Tony.

1 March 2010
The New Zealand Card Index

was added to the New Zealand Index database today. The Knowledge Basket version does not include images of the Library Cards from which the data was transcribed (all 416,544 of them!). We have attempted to extract the dates mentioned in the References or Notes field to make a "year" field - this has succeeded for the majority of records, but there are some which do not have extractable dates. We have also expanded known abbreviations of sources indexed so that the user does not have to look them up separately in most cases.

Thanks to Auckland Libraries for this valuable contribution.

8 November 2009

Manukau's Journey - Manukau's Journey is a chronology of significant events in the history of South Auckland or the Counties Manukau region (Otahuhu, Manukau City, Papakura, Franklin). Lists of sources and in some cases pictorial materials are attached. Many thanks to Bruce Ringer from Manukau Public Libraries, for allowing us to bring this new and innovative information resource to New Zealand Index. See more at Manukau's Journey - Introduction

Enhancements to NZ Index
7 January 2009

We have completed a migration to new search screens and capabilities. The main change from a user's perspective is simply that they may now Email themselves search results. From a system perspective, the new system allows dynamic load balancing to take place between two search servers - effectively doubling the computing power available for searching. All non-search applications have also been relocated to two new failover servers, further reducing load on the search servers. We are able to add new search servers to this configuration as needed. The search servers are also "mirrored", so that if one fails the other one will be available with the same data immediately.