Newspapers held by the Waimakairiri Libraries

National Newspapers

NewspaperFrequencyArrivesHeld for Library
The PressDailySame day2-3 months (Rangiora)
1 month (Kaiapoi)
 2-3 weeks (Oxford)
Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Oxford
Otago Daily TimesDaily2-3 days later1 month (Rangiora)
2 weeks (Kaiapoi)
Rangiora, Kaiapoi
Dominion PostDaily2-3 days later1 month (Rangiora)
2 weeks (Kaiapoi)
Rangiora, Kaiapoi
New Zealand HeraldWed., Sat.2-3 days later1 monthRangiora
Timaru HeraldDaily2-3 days later1 month (Rangiora)
2 weeks (Kaiapoi)
Rangiora , Kaiapoi
Sunday Star TimesWeeklySame day1 monthRangiora, Kaiapoi
Greymouth StarDaily.2-3 days1 monthRangiora

Local Newspapers

NewspaperFrequencyArrivesHeld for Library
Northern OutlookWeekly (Wed)Same day3-4 week (Rangiora) 
1 week (Oxford)
1 month (Kaiapoi)
Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Oxford
The North Canterbury NewsWeeklySame day3-4 weeksRangiora, Kaiapoi
EssenceMonthly  Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Oxford
Oxford ObserverMonthly1 or 2 day of the month3-4 month (Rangiora)
1 month (Oxford)
Rangiora, Oxford
The Bulletinfortnightlyfollowing Monday2 weeks until the next arrivesOxford
Rivertown Voice Kaiapoi's NewsMonthly1 or 2 day of the month Kaiapoi, Rangiora
  • PressReader (Formerly PressDisplay) - Read today's newspapers from around the world. Over 900 newspapers and magazines from 76 countries and in 39 languages.
  • NewsBank - Access New Zealand is the largest online collection of national, regional, and local news sources from across New Zealand. It contains more than 160 New Zealand newspapers.
  • The Northern Outlook, The News, and Essence newspapers are all kept and bound, and are held at the Kaiapoi Library.
  • The Northern Outlook is indexed from 1997 and the North Canterbury News (now The News) from 2000. Essence is indexed from January 2006. These indexes can be accessed through our library catalogue.
  • The Rangiora and Kaiapoi Museums also hold collections of earlier copies of local newspapers.
  • Papers Past - searchable historic NZ newspapers between 1839 and 1989 including The Press (1861-1989)