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Recommended websites

Community information

Citizens Advice Bureau (may not be available in the library)

Neighbourly (may not be available in the library)

Newcomer Settlement Support

Community websites

Welcome to Rotorua

Rotorua Toy Library - Facebook page (may not be available in the library)

Rotorua Toy Library - catalogue (may not be available in the library)

Council websites

Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Aquatic Centre (may not be available in the library)

Rotorua Museum

BOP Regional Council
Rotorua Nui events

Cultural websites

Digital Pasifik (may not be available in the library)

Rotorua Multicultural Council


Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Rotorua schools at Education Counts


Indeed Jobs (may not be available in the library)


Student Job Search

Trade Me Jobs (may not be available in the library)

WINZ Find a Job

Working in Libraries - Careers NZ

Family history

Ancestry Library Edition (Available within the library only)

Archives New Zealand

Birth, Deaths and Marriage Historical Records

Cemetery Records Rotorua

Family Search (may not be available in the library)

FreeBMD - Births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales

National Archives UK

New Zealand Society of Genealogists

NZ Ancestor Search Help - search for an ancestor in multiple websites

The Ryerson Index - Australian obituaries and death notices


StudySpy (may not be available in the library)

Community grants & funding


A to Js Online - Historic Government Reports

Beehive Official website of NZ Government

New Zealand Government

New Zealand Parliament

Dept of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Health and Wellbeing

These links have been recommended by Te Whatau Ora Lakes and Toi Te Ora Public Health:

Health Ed: helping New Zealanders stay well

Healthify (previously Health Navigator)

Health Point


Just a Thought: Free online therapy to improve your mental health. Easy to use anywhere, anytime. Best of all, it works.


Toi Te Ora public health information

Safe Travel


NZ Legislation

NZ Historical Acts

The Arms Code

The Building Code

The Official NZ Road Code

Community Law (may not be available in the library)


National Library of New Zealand

Te Puna Search


Index of Maori Names

The Journal of the Polynesian Society

Māori Dictionary

Māori Land Court

Māori Land Court Minute Book Index

Pātaka Whenua

Māori Maps

Ngā Kōroto o Te Arawa (supporting the discussion document "He Mana Moana" commissioned by Te Arawa Lakes Trust)

TAKOA Maps and Resources

Te Puni Kokiri (Directory of Māori Organisations)

Waitangi Tribunal Reports


28th Māori Battalion

Archives NZ War Research Guide (includes the New Zealand Wars, World Wars, and others)

Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

New Zealand Regimental Histories

New Zealand's First World War Centenary

Ngā Tapuwae: New Zealand First World War Trails

NZ History - NZ at War

NZDF Military Service Records


The Australian



Rotorua Daily Post

New Zealand Herald

Niupepa: Māori Newspapers

NZ Index

Newztext (NZ Articles)

Papers Past

New Zealand history

Digital NZ

Dictionary of NZ Biography

Wairetō - NZ Electronic Text Collection & Research Archive

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision: local content (may not be available in the library)

NZ History

NZ Journal of History

Land Information NZ

Te Ara Encyclopedia of NZ



Statistics NZ

NZ Official Yearbooks 1893-2012 (may not be available in the library)

Telephone directories

NZ White Pages

NZ Yellow Pages

Australian White Pages

Australian Yellow Pages

Youth services

Youth Law Services

Rotorua Youth Centre