• 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

  • A God in Our Midst
    They are among the most out-sized, extreme animals ever to have lived. They are also among the… Read more
  • Sandflies
    New Zealand's most popular destinations are plagued by hordes of tiny marauders, hungry for blood. Like the… Read more

Resources for Students

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


  • The Big One
    The Alpine Fault ruptures—on average—every 330 years with a magnitude 8 earthquake. Geologists and authorities are racing to quantify what might happen, and how they might respond in the event of the next one, likely to occur some time in the next 50 years. 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
  • Time For Tea
    New Zealanders once consumed more tea per capita than any other nation in the world. A resurgence… Read more