• 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


  • Cape Kidnappers
    A gannet arrives at its colony on Cape Kidnappers, a stub of land which marks the southern end of Hawke Bay. Gannets thrive here, but for the cape's farmers and landowners, winning a living from this land has been a 150-year struggle. Read more


Social Sciences

  • Fallen Glory
    The devastating earthquakes have forced a re-evaluation of Christchurch's heritage buildings. What should be demolished, what should… Read more
  • Farmers' Markets
    Fifty thousand New Zealanders shop at farmers' markets every week, with local economies and communities benefitting from… Read more