Rauemi Tuihono - Online Resources

Check out some of our favourite online resources - including some that can be accessed only by our members or by visitors to our three library branches.

ePlatform Upper Hutt Libraries

ePlatform by Wheelers 

ePlatform is our online library for eBooks & eAudiobooks. Browse the website, or download the ePlatform by Wheelers app from your app store.

You will need your library card's number and password to log into ePlatform.

Generosity NZ

Are you looking for grants or scholarships for yourself or your community group? Generosity NZ is the largest digital search facility for funding information in Aotearoa. You can use Generosity NZ's online platform to search for billions of dollars worth of opportunities - scholarships, grants and awards for individuals (using givME), and businesses, schools, community groups and clubs (using givUS).

You will need a library card number to access Generosity NZ for the first time. From there's you'll be asked to set up an account with Generosity NZ.

Ancestry Library Edition | District of Columbia Public Library

Ancestry Library Edition 

This special edition of the world's largest online family history resource gives you access to census, church, court and immigration records, as well as record collections from New Zealand, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world! 

Please note: this resource can only be accessed in person at our libraries, using APNK Library WiFi or a library computer. You don't need to be a library member to log in.

Local history and family history resources

TCDC Resources

Historical Aerial Imagery

Aerial images of the Coromandel.

Online Cemetery Search

Search for burials in the Thames-Coromandel district. Cemetery records are compiled by transferring information from district registers/books into this database.

The Treasury Research Centre and Archive

The Treasury is an archive and research centre in Thames. Having evolved into specialists in family records, they collect, house, preserve and make accessible paper-based records of the history of the people, organisations and businesses from our rohe/area which includes the entire Coromandel Peninsula and the Hauraki area including Paeroa, Waikino, Waihi, the Hauraki Plains, Ohinemuri and Te Aroha.

Many of the archive records previously held at Thames Library are now housed at The Treasury. If you see an item in our online catalogue with its home location listed as 'Treasury,' visit The Treasury's reading room in Thames to view it.

Other recommended local and family history resources

The Treasury has compiled a great list of online resources for researchers on their website.


Historical aerial imagery of New Zealand, including the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki Plains.

Online Cenotaph - Auckland War Memorial Museum

Online Cenotaph is a biographical database that allows researchers, enthusiasts, and veterans and their families to explore, contribute to, and share the records and stories of those who served for Aotearoa New Zealand.


National Library resources


National Library e-resources

The National Library of New Zealand subscribes to journals and article databases from all over the globe. Many of these are freely available online.

Visit He Tohu | He Tohu
He Tohu
A declaration, a treaty, a petition - He Tohu is home to some of the nation's most important documents. This website has a great range of resources for learning more about New Zealand's history.

Digital Pasifik

Explore the rich diverse cultural heritage of the Pacific. This project aims to empower people in and of the Pacific Islands, enabling them to see, discover and explore items of digitised cultural heritage that are held in collections around the world.

PapersPast (@PapersPastNZ) / Twitter

Papers Past

Papers Past is a goldmine of historical information, with millions of pages of digitised historical content from all over New Zealand.

The website has five sections:
- newspapers (including local titles, such as the Thames Star and the Waikato Times)
- magazines and journals
- letters and diaries
- parliamentary papers
- books (including Ngā Tānga Reo Māori).