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Community funding advice or assistance, see the Gisborne District Council website.  undefined
Scholarships try careers.govt.nz .  undefined
Disability grants and scholarships visit Firstpoint.  undefined


Britannica Library Find answers for simple or complex questions in this easy to use and interactive online encyclopedia. Choose your level: kids, teens or adults. Free access from home with your library membership.  undefined


Ancestry Library Edition - Access within the HB Williams Memorial Library only.  Ancestry brings with world's most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library.



The Gisborne Herald - local newspaper, read for free articles available.  undefined
Newsbank Features more than 150 sources including The New Zealand Herald; The Dominion Post; Sunday Star Times, Otago Daily Times; The Press; Waikato Times. It offers local, regional and national perspectives on current issues and events. Access with your Library Membership.  
Pipiwharauroa a monthly Maori-language newspaper, supplied within The Gisborne Herald. undefined 
PapersPast has a selection of historic Gisborne Newspapers. undefined 

New Zealand 

BWB New Zealand History Collection

Over 30 years of award-winning history publishing combines into an authoritative resource of life in Aotearoa, from earliest beginnings to present day.

Index New Zealand (INNZ) is a New Zealand searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from about 1000 New Zealand periodicals and newspapers published from the 1950s to the present day.  undefined
Maori Land Court Minute Books Index provides quick and easy access to over 1100 handwritten minute book records which were made between 1865 and 1910, from the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu and Waipounamu Maori Land Court Districts.  
New Zealand Journal of History is a journal for academic writing on New Zealand history and included contributions from New Zealand's most famous historians.   undefined