About Papers Index

An index to selected articles, obituaries and reviews published in The Press from 2 January 1995 and the Christchurch Star from 14 October 1998.

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Key features

  • Titles indexed are:
    • The Press
    • The Star Midweek
    • The Star Weekender
    • The Christchurch Star
  • Indexed material was published in the urban edition of The Press from 2 January 1995, the Christchurch Star from 14 October 1998 to 9 September 2005, and The Star Midweek and The Star Weekender are indexed from 14 September 2005.
  • Obituaries and reviews are indexed from both The Press and The Star newspapers.
  • This index is compiled by Christchurch City Libraries
  • The Star Community newspapers, published every Monday, are not indexed.

More information

  • Search tips available under Keyword, Author, Title, Subject on catalogue landing page.
  • From January 2002, articles in The Star newspapers are indexed only if coverage does not also appear in The Press; the exceptions are obituaries and reviews which are indexed from both.
  • An index to The Press for the period 1861-1994 is available on microfiche in the Family History Centre, Central Library Manchester. An index to The Lyttelton times for the period 1850-1860 is also available on microfiche.
  • Find out more about accessing New Zealand historical newspapers at Christchurch City Libraries.