Newztext FAQs


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What years of the fulltext daily newspapers are in the Newztext database?
1995 – today.
To see a list of newspapers and the range of dates covered go to: Newspapers

What about the weekly or monthly papers or magazines?
The National Business Review, NZ Doctor, Pharmacy Today, Admedia, Rural News and a suite of other NZ business/industry oriented magazines are in the Newztext Magazines collection.
To see a list of magazines and weekly newspapers and the range of dates covered go to: Magazines

Do I have to pay for them?
Yes. The Knowledge Basket is a commercial service and charges for the
material provided by the participating owners.

Is everything in the newspapers online?
No.If the newspaper does not own the copyright to an article, or if they
are uncertain about ownership, they do not supply it electronically.

What editions of the NZ metropolitan newspapers do you get?
We do not get the printed copy of stories in that way. We get the
daily electronic feed from the STUFF website and the NZ Herald.

Which major NZ newspaper do you NOT have?
The Otago Daily Times
Taranaki Herald,
Whakatane Beacon, Dannevirke News
Horowhenua Kapiti Chronicle,
The Weekend Chronicle (some are privately owned newspapers).

What about regional and local newspapers?
We put up as much as the publishers want to provide; this does
include some of the local weekly/fortnightly newspapers, but not all.
Get in touch with your local papers and encourage them to put your paper
on The Knowledge Basket.

Are the photos included?
Some photos from the NZ Herald were supplied. Most photos from the
National Business Review are attached to the article.
Fairfax can supply photos from their own library, as will the NZ Herald.

I am a student – can I afford it?
Most New Zealand universities and polytechs provide access for all students.
Check with the library at your university or college.

I am at school can I have it?
We have a very special offer for all schools.
Check with your library to see if your school has a site licence.

Where do I get earlier newspapers?
Your local library is the first place to start.

What if I am overseas?
The Alexander Turnbull Library has a very good fact sheet on this.
Contact them at or +644 474 3000.

Where can I find the Alexander Turnbull Library online?
Click here –

Can I look it up at the National Library?
Yes, click here

Does a library in Auckland have older newspaper material?
Yes. The Auckland Public Library has a useful page here.

Where are the Maori newspapers?
Click here for the Maori Niupepa Collection

What about South Auckland?
Manukau’s Journey is here on The Knowledge Basket in the New Zealand Index. It includes things apart from newspapers.
Or go to:

Is there anyone to help me in the beginning with using the Knowledge Basket’s resources?
Yes. The Knowledge Basket office is there at the end of a phone
to help you till you feel comfortable. Ph. 0800 4 56695.