• 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

  • Sandflies
    New Zealand's most popular destinations are plagued by hordes of tiny marauders, hungry for blood. Like the… Read more
  • Signs of Life
    Like a planet in space, a rainbow trout egg sparks and crackles as biological processes begin a… Read more

Resources for Students


  • Avalanche
    Snow avalanches are among nature's most striking spectacles. Most occur naturally, unseen and harmless, but those that occur around ski fields or roads have claimed the lives of 140 New Zealanders since records were kept. Read more


Social Sciences