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Rare Breeds NewZ

Quarterly publication of the
Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand

Rare Breeds NewZ

The Rare Breeds NewZ is a quarterly publication that is sent to members of the Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand, and which is available in some public and specialty libraries. Libraries that don’t have it in their collections generally have an interloan service through which copies can be obtained on loan.

It started as a typescript A4 news-sheet in 1987, changing to A5 format the following year, and going under various names such as Rare Breeds or New Zealand Rare Breeds, until 2002 when the current name was adopted. (The spelling of ‘NewZ’ is intended to indicate that it contains rare breeds news pertaining to New Zealand.)

A full set of back numbers is held in the Rare Breeds Archives at Christchurch.

An index of all articles that have been published up to November 2018 can be downloaded here: Rare Breeds NewZ Index. The Index is ordered according to breed, but you can use your computer’s Find facility (usually Ctrl+F) to locate specific search words.

Current issues usually have around 40 pages and are printed in colour. While stocks last, recent back numbers may be purchased from the Editor, editor (at) for $5 each plus postage.


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