API docs v3

The current DigitalNZ API is version 3. We recommend that people build applications using this version of the API for new applications and migrate existing projects. We will continue to support versions 1 and 2 of the DigitalNZ API for the foreseeable future.

We currently provide three API calls for accessing the DigitalNZ collection:

Remember that DigitalNZ does not have a copy of items in the collection. Instead, we hold metadata about items in other collections, together with a pointer to the content object. DigitalNZ Search therefore behaves much like a search engine. Please be sure to read the Developer API Terms of Use to learn how you are allowed to use the metadata.