New Zealand web archive
The Web Archive forms part of the Alexander Turnbull Library collections.
The Library began selecting websites in 1999 and the collection has continued to grow with active development since 2005, reflecting New Zealand’s growing online cultural and historical presence. The selected websites in the collection cover a diverse range of subjects including significant events, and is strong in the following areas:
- politics, including blogs, and general and local body elections
- Māori, including iwi and Treaty of Waitangi
- community and ethnic groups
- music, including labels, organisations, artists and directories
- the arts
- the environment.
The collection also provides a visual history of how websites change over time and most of the websites in the Archive are collected at regular intervals to ensure new content is captured. This content includes web pages, images, multi-media, and publications, such as journals, that are made publicly available.
Nominate a site
If you know of a New Zealand or Pacific website you feel should be in the collection do let us know. If you’re the copyright owner of a Pacific Island website or a New Zealander publishing a website overseas, you are most welcome to nominate your own site. This will assist us in the permissions process, as overseas websites are not covered by New Zealand legal deposit legislation.
Access items in this collection
Search for descriptions of items in the Web Archive using this site or the National Library Catalogue. You can view the archived website by clicking on the appropriate link in the online record.
Register and indexes
Canterbury Earthquake: an index to websites archives by the Library, relating to the Canterbury Earthquake.
Olympic Games 2012: an index to websites archived by the Library relating to the 2012 Olympic Games.
Rugby World Cup 2011: an index to websites archived by the Library relating to the Rugby World Cup.
IIPC: a list of International Internet Preservation Consortium members, including links to their web archives.
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