• 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


  • In the Shadow of Giants
    Life thrives against the odds in the frozen sands of Te Onetapu, one of just a handful of volcanic dune systems in the world. Formed by the sand, rock and ash ejected from volcanic activity, this windy and hostile environment is transformed every time a giant awakes. Read more


Social Sciences

  • Farmers' Markets
    Fifty thousand New Zealanders shop at farmers' markets every week, with local economies and communities benefitting from… Read more
  • Boomtown
    A salvo of fireworks opens the Winter Festival in Queenstown, now a key event in the calendar… Read more