National Library of New ZealandThe National Library of New Zealand is one of the most helpful places to go to when you are researching a topic for school. The National Library provides a variety of services to help students and teachers with school work and research.
Perform a search using the catalogue and you will be provided with a list of the different resources that the library has available on your topic.
One of my personal favourite resources is Timeframes. This enables you to search through thousands of images which can be used for free in academic stuations, and the best part is you don't actually have to go to the libary to get them. You can simply download them straight from the website, alternatively you can order high quality reproductions.
If you are having difficulty finding the information or items you are after you can ask a librarian personally. The National Libary provides links to AnyQuestions and AskNow!, both of which allow for real time internet chats with librarians to help you.
Whatever you are looking for, the National Library of New Zealand is a great place to start. And don't be put off if you don't live near the National Library, they can get any books you need to you via your local public library. Or sweet talk your teacher and they might get them for you!