Family History (library edition) can ONLY be accessed within the Hurunui District Libraries.

Hurunui Cemetery search 

Hurunui Cemetery information

Council and Community Archives - any inquires regarding the collection or access to it should be directed to Records & Archives, Hurunui District Libraries 03 314 8980


Museums and Historical Societies

There are a number of local museums and historical societies within the Hurunui district. The district boundaries have changed over time and some records are held in our neighbouring districts of Waimakariri and Kaikoura.

Amuri Historical Society
Cob Cottage Museum ~ Waiau

Cheviot Historical Records Society
Cheviot Museum ~ Hall Street (SH1), Cheviot

Hanmer Springs Archives
Hanmer Springs Library

Kowai Archives Society
Kowai County building ~ 1091 Upper Sefton Road, Balcairn

Waipara County Historical Society
Hawarden Museum ~ High Street, Hawarden

A full list of contact details and phone numbers can be obtained from the Amberley Library.

The Community Archive is a National Register of Archives and Manuscripts. 


Hurunui Seismic Stories 

Our Region. Our Stories


Hurunui Kete

This is a community built digital library of arts, local, cultural and heritage resources and knowledge. it contains material from public and private collections; and promotes and supports the creation and sharing of everyday cultural and heritage content. Kete is a unique local resource built by the collaborative efforts of a community.