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Time Zones around the World
Flags of the World
International and domestic calling codes - also covers ISO codes and internet country domain extensions
Dates of Easter Sunday and Perpetual Calendar 1550-2049
New Zealand School Terms and Holidays 
NZ public holiday dates
New Zealand Post and Post Code Finder
New Zealand tidal forecaster - from NIWA - use this utility to forecast high and low tides anywhere in open coastal and ocean waters around New Zealand for up to 28 days
Ask Numbers - converts all weights, measures and temperatures
How Stuff Works - information on how a variety of items work, cellphones, batteries etc
WolframAlpha - generates output by doing computations from its own internal knowledge base (of over 10+ trillion pieces of data) instead of searching the web and returning links
CricInfo - "the home of cricket on the Internet" - with links to New Zealand and international as well as women's cricket

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New Zealand Book Council - information on New Zealand awards and authors
New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre - author information includes portraits
New Zealand Poetry Society - you don't have to be a member to enjoy this website. Includes information on publishing poetry in NZ
The New Zealand Society of Authors
New Zealand Writers Guild - a non-profit association for writers in the fields of film, TV, radio, theatre, video and multi-media

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Wireless Hotspots - find the nearest Spark wireless hotspot in New Zealand

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New Zealand - White Pages
- Yellow Pages
- a'Courts - database of products and brands
finda - "New Zealand's premier business directory"
Australia - White Pages
Yellow Pages
United Kingdom - BT White Pages
- EYP - Electronic Yellow Pages
International - International White and Yellow Pages
- Numberway
- Phonebook of the World

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Road Code

Official NZ Road Code online - a user-friendly guide to New Zealand’s traffic law and safe driving practices. You will be tested on this information in your theory and practical driving tests


Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision - New Zealand’s moving image and sound archive
New Zealand Film Commission - includes a catalogue of feature films made in New Zealand
Office of Film and Literature Classification - site for the body responsible for classifying publications that may need to be restricted
NZ On Air - an independent government funding agency championing local content
Audioculture - the noisy library of New Zealand music

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Government Online - includes an alphabetical listing of Government Departments, Ministries and Crown Research Institutes as well as local bodies and a description of how the New Zealand Government works - provides information on local government in New Zealand, including statistical information from Statistics New Zealand and links to local government web sites
Local Government NZ - gateway to local government information and local body websites
Decisionmaker - guide to parliament and government - The official Website of the New Zealand Government
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - includes: Honours Lists
Government Executive Cabinet - archival site for cabinet
List of MPs - a list of the current members of the New Zealand parliament
New Zealand Parliament - combines Office of the Clerk, the Parliamentary Service and Speaker of the House - includes online access to Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee reports, bills, SOP's, Order Papers, Journals, Standing Orders and Budget papers
Directory of Official Information - published by the Ministry of Justice it contains details of Government departments, Crown entities, State-owned enterprises and other organisations which, at the date of publication, are subject to the Official Information Act 1982
Electoral Commission - the official site of this statutory independent body enables you to check your entry on the Electoral Roll
Elections NZ - check your enrolment details here

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Hamilton and Waikato

Bibliography of the Greater Waikato Region- A bibliography of all publications - books, theses, journal articles, AJHR reports, special issues of newspapers - which relate to the Waikato Region. The bibliography is accessed through FindNZ. If you want to restrict your search to the bibliography, use the drop down menu, otherwise search across all the indexes in FindNZ
Cambridge Information
Cambridge Museum
Citizens Advice Bureau - free community information, assistance and referral service. Hamilton and Waikato Citizens Advice Bureau contact details
Hamilton City Council  - includes current Hamilton City Bylaws
Hamilton.Info - overview of city facilities and useful links including online suburban bus timetables and searchable street map, business directory and search engine
Hamilton Zoo
Huntly - welcome to our town!
Mystery Creek Fieldays 
New Zealand Artillery in the Waikato - from the Royal New Zealand Artillery Old Comrades' Association
Number 8 Network - Community website for people living in rural areas north east of Hamilton - Travel and Visitor Information 
Statistics New Zealand 2013 Census QuickStats about a place - the most up-to-date statistical information about Hamilton, Waikato and the rest of New Zealand
Tainui - the Waikato/Tainui official website; education, scholarships, employment, health,  housing, Marae, events 
Te Aroha
Te Awamutu Museum
Te Awamutu online - community website 
University of Waikato
Waikato Institute of Technology
Waikato Museum
Waikato Regional Council (Environment Waikato)

Hamilton's sister cities:

Saitama, Japan
Wuxi, China
Sacramento, United States of America
Chenngdu, China

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New Zealand Legislation - Maintained by the Parliamentary Counsel Office, this site provides full text access to consolidated electronic versions of acts, regulations and bills. Legislation can be browsed and searched and point in time versions are also available. Tables of Legislation in Force and Deemed Regulations are now available through this website
New Zealand Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) - Hansard is available from 2003 in a browseable format. The site includes, advance and final copies of Hansard as well as indexes. This resource is provided by the Office of the Clerk
Maaori Land Legislation - Maintained by the University of Auckland, this site provides a searchable database of all New Zealand legislation from 1840 to 1995 (including private and local acts) which has affected Maaori people and Maaori land
New Zealand Legal Information Institute - Free access to New Zealand legal information including case law, legislation, and law review articles as well as linking to the full range of legal decisions from the supreme court to copyright disputes
Copyright Council of New Zealand - provides advice on copyright, including a range of clear and concise information sheets

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Consumer Affairs

Citizens Advice Bureau
Consumer NZ is an independent, non-profit organisation established in 1959 with the sole aim of getting New Zealand consumers a fairer deal. Its online site includes a searchable database of its magazine and online content. Please note that this is a subscription service and while some content is free, much of it is pay per view. You can view the magazine at Hamilton City Libraries
Commerce Commission NZ
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)
New Zealand Ministry of Consumer Affairs
Family and Community Services Directory - an agency of the  Ministry of Social Development which manages and runs 35 programmes and services and funds over 600 organisations, including providing grants

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Everybody provides consumer health information for New Zealanders
Health and Disability Commissioner
Enabling Good Lives - gives support for disabled people and their whanau and is a partnership between the disability sector and government agencies
Medsafe: New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority
Ministry of Health
New Zealand Medical Register - register of doctors registered to practice in New Zealand
The Merck Manual of Medical Information - home ed.
Kidshealth - for New Zealand parents and caregiver
Kidshealth  (US version) - Kids health information for parents and children
Webhealth - online directory of health and social services
Raukura Hauora o Tainui (Maaori health services – Maaori health services directory

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Hamilton Events - link to What's On Hamilton, with up to date listings of local events
Arts Online - links to various websites promoting New Zealand events

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Libraries in New Zealand

Alexander Turnbull Library - includes manuscripts, archives and rare books
Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA)
National Library of New Zealand
New Zealand Digital Library - from the University of Waikato
New Zealand libraries - a list from Te Puna web directory of libraries with Web sites and online catalogues
Public libraries of New Zealand - which provides access to public library resources
Te Puna Web Directory is the National Library of New Zealand's listing of New Zealand and Pacific Island web sites

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The Journal of the Polynesian Society - the first 100 volumes of the journals 1892-1992
Te Ara - New Zealand History site by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage
New Zealand Electronic Text Centre - free online archive of New Zealand and Pacific Island texts
New Zealand History online
New Zealand Federation of Historical Societies
Timeframes - digitised images of New Zealand from the Alexander Turnbull Library
University of Waikato Library Digital Collections - includes historic maps and photos
Dictionary of New Zealand Biography - contains over 3,000 biographies of New Zealanders who have 'made their mark' on this country. It does not include people who are alive

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Ministry of Science and Innovation (New Zealand)
Innovation Waikato - "to enhance economic growth in the Waikato by growing technology business"
Royal Society of New Zealand
The Phoenix Astronomical Society - includes information about their observatories and projects, such as Stonehenge Aotearoa
NIWA - National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research - Crown Research Institute
Kiwi Web - Chemistry and New Zealand - includes a useful "stain removal" section
GNS Science Te Puu Ao (Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences) - Crown Research Institute
Institute of Physics Publishing - offering free access to selected journals
Geoscience Society of New Zealand
Meteorological Society of New Zealand
MetVUW - meteorological and climate data from Victoria University, NZ
New Zealand plant pests identification - a guide with good pictures, photographs and descriptions
New Zealand insects and spiders identification – a visual guide to identifying insects and spiders, with a visual index to narrow down the type of insect

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Index of Maaori names compiled by Henry James Fletcher - available from the University of Waikato Library website
Ngata Dictionary - the H.M. Ngata English-Maaori Dictionary
Niupepa - Maaori newspapers from 1842-1933 made available throught the University of Waikato's Digital Library
Takoa - contains information on scholarships, as well as providing a basic reference on iwi boundaries and canoes
Te Ao Hou - Maaori Affairs Magazine published between 1952 and 1976 now available online
Te Kete Ipurangi - Maaori education community news web page on the New Zealand Ministry of Education's bilingual website. Lists "resources relevant to the teaching and learning of Maaori education"
Te Puna Web directory/Maaori - The National Library of New Zealand's selected listings of Maaori online resources grouped under subject heading. - Some good links, but lots of advertising; Maaori culture, customs, language and genealogy resources

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