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   Our selective index to The Press and The Christchurch Star.

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The Papers Index is a selective index of articles, mainly of local interest to Christchurch and Canterbury, published in local newspapers.
Papers covered by the Papers Index are:

•The Press from 2 January 1995. The urban edition is indexed.
•Christchurch Star from 14 October 1998 to 9 September 2005.
•The Star Midweek and The Star Weekender are indexed from 14 September 2005. The newspaper was re-named The Star in February 2011. The Star Community newspapers, published every Monday, are not indexed.
•The Christchurch Mail is indexed from January 2012.

Some articles published in The Press in the 1980s have been indexed from clippings.
Full text nineteenth century and early twentieth century newspapers are available through Papers Past.
Other Full text Canterbury News
Some articles may be available in full text from Ebsco ANZ Reference Centre. Full page replicas of the current Press editions (up to ninety days back issues) can be found on PressReader.
A number of indexes to newspapers are available on microfiche in the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre.