• New Zealand Geographic has been published since 1989. Its archives hold more than 600 in-depth features about our country, natural history and culture. Browse the issues by clicking on covers below or search the archive using the search field. Each issue will give you a preview of what's inside. All issues are now available online as high resolution flipping magazines—simply click the blue Read Issue Online button, enter the surname and subscription number of the person who subscribes to the magazine, and you will be able to browse the entire archive. If you do not have a subscription, buy one here.

Living World

Resources for Students

  • Coming Soon
    A new series of resources, drawing on the breadth and depth of the New Zealand Geographic Archive. Read more


  • Black Tide - the Rena accident and its implications
    New Zealanders have become accustomed to sea freight slipping silently in and out of the country's ports without incident. But on October 5, that impression of well-oiled efficiency foundered on Astrolabe Reef, and our coastlines suddenly seemed acutely exposed. What went wrong? Read more


Social Sciences

  • A Musical Migration
    Since the Immigration Act of 1987, migration from the Indian subcontinent has swelled Auckland's suburban population, bringing… Read more
  • Learning to Play
    For 70 years Playcentres, a volunteer-based movement, has pushed the boundaries of learning in New Zealand, with… Read more