Topic Explorer is a great digital resource

Explore these quality digital resources, including the Topic Explorer, EPIC, DigitalNZ, WW1 resources, and AnyQuestions, and see how to use them well.

Here you'll find videos, articles, encyclopedias, photographs, historic newspapers, homework help, and more. These digital resources are all free to use, chosen specifically for use in schools. Several of the resources have a particular Māori or Pasifika focus.


Papers Past

Papers Past guide Explore Papers Past, which has a wealth of digitised historical New Zealand content — newspapers, magazines, journals, letters, diaries and parliamentary papers — that can be used for many teaching and learning activities.

Topic Explorer is a great resource for learners

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Topic Explorer guide ​Topic Explorer helps you discover sets of quality, curated resources on a range of topics that inspire and support inquiry.​

EPIC is a great planning resource for everyone

EPIC guide ​Using EPIC, schools have access to thousands of electronic resources covering all curriculum learning areas from primary to secondary level. It includes magazines, newspapers, encyclopaedia, images and much more.​


Index New Zealand (INNZ) guide Explore INNZ, a searchable database of descriptions of articles from over 1000 New Zealand journals, magazines, and newspapers from 1950 to today.
An unidentified New Zealand outside his dug-out in a trench during World War I. A sign above the door reads Whangamomona which may be where the soldier hails from.
An unidentified New Zealand soldier outside his dug-out, 1914-1918. Ref: PA1-o-026-22-5. Please check copyright before reusing.
First World War resource guide for schools ​Access online First World War and WW100 commemoration resources you can use at school, including the experiences and perspectives of New Zealanders.​

TPPA protest Auckland 2015

Primary sources guide Primary sources are a powerful teaching and learning tool.​ ​Discover how to use these original, first-hand, often unedited records of events.

Digital New Zealand is a great classroom resource

DigitalNZ guide Learn more about DigitalNZ. DigitalNZ is the search engine for NZ culture — connecting people to digital material from libraries, museums, government departments, publicly funded organisations, the media and community groups.Le...


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AnyQuestions guide Learn more about AnyQuestions, a free online reference service for all NZ school students. The service is open Monday to Friday from 1pm to 6pm and anyone with an internet-enabled device can use it.