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Integration of the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography with Te Ara

News: 6 December 2010

The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography is moving from to its new home on Te Ara -
the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. The biographies are now available at

We'll be officially launching on 8 December 2010 and are releasing new biographies about Edmund Hillary, David Lange, Bill Rowling, Robert Muldoon, Sonja Davies, Arthur Lydiard, Douglas Lilburn, Hone Tuwhare, Allen Curnow, Janet Frame and Peter Blake.

If you are linking to biographies at those links will be redirected to the new biographies from Monday 6 December 2010. To reassure you, we're putting in place redirect rules so your links to specific biographies get to the right place on the new site. If you notice any problems with the redirect rules please let us know (email [email protected]).

Alternatively you can update the links by using the same alpha-numeric ID that you currently link to with the following prefix:

For example, a link to Michael Joseph Savage looks something like this:

The new link uses the ID of 4S9 and looks like this:

We hope you enjoy the new look biographies.

Updated on 7th October 2019