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Newspaper Index


The Southern Regional News Index is a selective index of articles from local Dunedin and Otago newspapers and other sources. Subjects covered include:

  • Biographical - major stories about local and regional people
  • Obituaries of local and regional people
  • Local and regional issues of current and future importance


The online Southern Regional News Index database contains records dated from 1993 onwards, and some earlier periods, for example the 1850s, the 1930s and 1940s.  


Search the online index


The earlier newspaper index (covering publications from 1851 to 1992) is recorded on cards. Until recently, these hand-written cards could only be accessed by visiting the Dunedin City Library. They can now be browsed on this site, and we are recruiting volunteers to type the entries so they can be machine-searched.


Browse over 200,000 digitised cards


Sign up as a digital volunteer to help us make the cards machine searchable.