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Newspapers Ngā Niupepa

We subscribe to newspapers in various formats:

  • Print copies of newspapers
  • Microfilm
  • Online and Databases

Print Copies

See the list below for print newspapers held in Hastings District Libraries.  Newspapers not held in print may be viewed on PressReader. Print copies of newspapers are held at the library for varying lengths of time.  Please ask at the desk.


Hastings War Memorial Library has these newspapers available on microfilm:

  • Hastings Standard      Apr 1896- Dec 1910
  • HB Tribune                  Dec 1910 - Jun 1937
  • HB Herald Tribune      Jan 1937 - Apr 1970, Jun 1970 - 1978, Jan 1979 - 01 May 1999
  • Hawke's Bay Today    Apr 1999 -

You can view these on our microfilm readers. Ask library staff for assistance if required.

Online and Databases

Our libraries subscribe to databases providing searchable access to New Zealand and international news  - see Databases.
PressReader is a database covering a huge range of current newspapers, both New Zealand and international - the most recent edition plus 60 days. Use in libraries only.
Historic New Zealand newspapers can be accessed on Papers Past from home or in our libraries. News can be read online.

Please check with your library as the list can vary from time to time, also deliveries can vary from the next day to several days.

Print copies of newspapers are held at the library for varying lengths of time.

Paper not held? Ask at the desk to access the huge range of newspapers available on PressReader, which can be read online in the library for no charge. In addition to those listed below there are dozens of New Zealand community newspapers and thousands of international newspapers.

Newspaper Flaxmere Hastings Havelock North Pressreader
Bay of Plenty Times   Yes    
Central Hawke's Bay Mail (weekly)     Yes  
Computer World   Yes
Reference Section
Daily News   Yes    
Daily Post   Yes    
The Dominion Post Yes Yes Yes Yes
Greymouth Evening Star   Yes    
Hastings Leader (weekly)   Yes    
Havelock Village Press (weekly)   Yes Yes  
Hawke's Bay Today Yes Yes Yes  
The Headliner   Yes
Reference Section
Herald on Sunday       Yes
The Herald - Gisborne       Yes
Manawatu Standard       Yes
National Business Review (weekly)   Yes
Reference Section
The Nelson Mail       Yes
The New Zealand Herald Yes Yes Yes Yes
The Northern Advocate   Yes    
Otago Daily Times   Yes    
Pipiwharauroa (weekly) Yes Yes
Māori Section
The Press - Christchurch   Yes Yes Yes
The Southland Times   Yes   Yes
Sunday Star Times   Yes   Yes
Sydney Morning Herald       Yes
Taupo Times (weekly)       Yes
The Timaru Herald       Yes
The Times UK       Yes
Waikato Times       Yes
Wairarapa Times-Age   Yes    
Wairoa Star   Yes    
Waikato Times       Yes
Wanganui Chronicle   Yes    

Papers Past contains more than one million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals.

The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 77 publications from all regions of New Zealand.

Search full text:

These Hawke's Bay newspapers are available:

A useful tool for family history research or for anyone keen on our history.  Even the advertisements are interesting.

Papers Past now also features Maori newspaper titles from the Niupepa collection.


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