• 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

  • Keeping the Bees
    As the spectre of Colony Collapse Disorder and plummeting bee populations engulfs the globe, so goes the… Read more
  • Songlines
    Humpback whales in the southern hemisphere migrate every year between summer feeding grounds in the Antarctic and… Read more

Resources for Students


  • After the Flood
    Nile Street looked much like its Egyptian namesake as rain thundered down on Nelson in December. Culverts choked with rocks and silt, and despite extensive use of sandbags, houses and gardens were inundated. But worse was to come. Hillsides collapsed, rivers burst their banks and torrents of water drove tonnes… Read more


Social Sciences