The New Zealand Gazette has been the official newspaper of the New Zealand Government since 1841. It is published each Thursday but where necessary also includes special and supplementary gazettes. The New Zealand Gazette Archive contains all New Zealand Gazettes and Provincial Gazettes as well as the New Munster and New Ulster Gazettes.

We have listed a few tips and tricks below to facilitate your research within the New Zealand Gazette Archive:

  1. To display search results in chronological order, click on ‘Sort by’ field and select ‘Filename’ to list Gazette issues in chronological order.
  2. To increase the maximum number of documents returned in search results, select Edit - Preferences - Search - Maximum number of documents returned in Results to 5000.
  3. By clicking on the Binoculars icon you can search for keywords within each issue of the Gazette.
  4. You can search over one or more indexes but for faster searching select the index for each decade and search decade by decade.
  5. If the name is going to appear in a particular phrase, “…appointed as a member of the reserve board” put the name in its expected context to reduce the number of hits.


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