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Australia & New Zealand Reference Centre Plus

Find articles from newspapers, magazines, and reference books covering current events, business, politics, sports and many other subjects.

Australia/NZ Reference Centre Plus combines Australasian magazines, newspapers, and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to libraries in Oceania. This database includes leading Australian, New Zealand and international magazines and newspapers in full text; full text reference books; more than 90,000 full text biographies and an Image Collection of more than one million photos, maps and flags. Titles include the Dominion Post and the Manawatu Standard.

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Beamafilm

Access hundreds of award winning documentaries, and feature films from around the world.

Beamafilm is Australia's leading streaming channel for documentaries, and independent features. Their premium collection of award winning movies and festival favourites will inspire and entertain you.

Simply enter your Palmerston North City Library card number, and create a Beamafilm account by entering your name, email and a password.

Unlimited access to all movies.

Stream from a computer, mobile device, Apple TV and Chromecast.

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Bridget Williams Books: Critical Issues Collection

The online home for deep analysis of the big issues facing New Zealand today: housing, inequality, climate change, child poverty, the environment, migration, financial crisis, and more.

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Bridget Williams Books: New Zealand History Collection

One authoritative resource of life on these islands, from earliest beginnings to present day. Comprising 90+ titles from over 30 years of history and biography publishing from Bridget Williams Books.

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City Council Archives

Palmerston North City Council archives hold records on the development of the city from 1878. You can search a list of what we hold on this database.

Archives Central is a fully-searchable catalogue of Council Archives, including a growing collection of digitised archives, sourced from participating New Zealand local authorities.
The purpose of Archives Central is to make Council archives more accessible for the community and easier to use.
Click on the logos above to view your chosen council’s homepage and search their listings; or use the search box at the top right of this page to search over the whole site.

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General OneFile (Gale)

General OneFile is a comprehensive general-interest resource providing periodical and news information perfect for researchers at all levels.

This database allows users to easily view content of interest on the most popular and most-searched topics within several distinct categories, including news, current events, health, and computers and technology.

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givMe

givMe offers access to more than 4000 scholarships and awards.

To assist with finding funding for school or tertiary study, travel grants, sports and arts schemes, personal and professional development.

You will need to create an account to use this resource.

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Index New Zealand

The National Library of New Zealand's searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from over 1000 New Zealand periodicals and newspapers.

The National Library of New Zealand's searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from about 1000 New Zealand periodicals and newspapers, including some from earlier in the 20th century to the current day.

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Kanopy

Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favourites, indie and classic films, and world cinema.

With the motto of "thoughtful entertainment," Kanopy provides Palmerston North City Library patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.

Create an account with Kanopy.

15 films (play credits) per calendar month.

Once you press play on a video, 1 film (play credit) is used.

You have 3 days (72 hours) to watch each film as many times as you like.

Streaming only, no downloading.

Stream from a computer, mobile device, Apple TV, and Chromecast.

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Manawatū Heritage

On Manawatū Heritage you can search, share and download thousands of photographs, archives and other items about the Manawatū.

Manawatū Heritage is a living heritage tool which encourages active participation from the community by accepting digital uploads and written articles from the public. By creating a log-in, you can upload your own stories and photographs to the repository as well as comment on individual items, share your findings via email and social media, and download low or high resolution copies of out of copyright materials.

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Manawatū Heritage Tour App

Learn about Palmerston North through themed heritage tours. This app allows the whole family to explore our history by foot, bicycle or car.

Manawatū Heritage Tours App brings together community-initiated research, images and content from the award-winning Manawatū Heritage digital repository. Mobile technology helps people to explore Palmerston North's rich and often unknown history. Current tours include Women's Places, Military Tour (Walking), and Military Tour (Driving).

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Māori Dictionary

Look up Māori words and phrases and access further resources.

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MāoriLanguage.net

Māori Language.net was started in 2007 with some funding by Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission) through their Mā Te Reo fund. It’s aim is to be a base for the basics of Māori Language.​ It includes guides to alphabet, pronunciation, waiata, phrases and more.

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Palmerston North City Library App

The Palmerston North City Library app helps users explore the library and manage their accounts.

Search the catalogue for items to borrow or reserve. View and renew items you have checked out. Access e-books and other online resources. Read the latest library news and see upcoming events. Connect with us on social media.

This app replaces the Bookmyne app.

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Papers Past

An online collection of digitally scanned New Zealand material from the 19th and 20th centuries.​

Papers Past provides access to digitised newspapers, periodicals, letters, diaries and parliamentary papers from all regions covering the years 1839 to 1945. Includes the Manawatu Standard from 1883 to 1945.

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PressReader

This database provides instant access to 7000 plus newspapers and magazines, from 120 countries in 60 plus languages.

Stuff Ltd has restricted access to their magazine and newspaper titles through PressReader.

Their titles which include the Dominion Post and the Manawatu Standard are no longer available to be read from home via the PressReader app or website. Stuff titles are only accessible through the PressReader website at one of our Libraries.

Magazines and newspapers not published by Stuff are unaffected.


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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Learn more about Te Wiki o te Reo Māori and access resources from past years celebrations.

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