How do I use my digital subscription?

Congratulations on purchasing a digital subscription to the greatest magazine in the world. Here’s how you make the most of it.

Congratulations on purchasing a digital subscription to the greatest magazine in the world. Here’s how you make the most of it.

First, some things to know. A digital subscription is not a digital replica of a magazine, it’s much more than that. A digital subscription to NZGeo.com includes access to every story we’ve ever printed, television documentaries from NHNZ, science and environment reporting from RNZ, new photography, photographic tools and even virtual reality video.

Don’t wait for your ‘digital magazine’ to arrive—a digital subscription is always available, at the click of a button. Each Friday we’ll send a email with interesting headlines from the week, and a list of interesting stories or video content to go with them. This isn’t spam (though you can unsubscribe if you like), it’s just a weekly taster so you can get the most of your subscription. If you don’t receive it for some reason, or want to sign up other members of your household to The Weekender, do it here:

When in the website, make the most of the search tool—it’s very powerful and reveals the huge depth of content in the archive.

Just like in the natural world, everything on this website is connected. You can click on the little category headers near headlines to browse by categories; such as Living World, Science & Environment, Geography, Travel & Adventure or History. Or browse all the stories that have ever appeared in your favourite department; such as Life, Profile or Artefact—or only looks at feature stories. And when you find something you like, click on the contributor’s name to see more from that writer or photographer. To learn more about our heroic contributors, see In the Field.

Sometimes, when themes across many mediums emerge, we gather them together into Special Focus Areas; such as /water, /climate, /kermadecs, /earthquake, /sharks, /penguins, /curtain-call and /predator-free. We’ll add to these over time.

OK, that’s the gist of it. To manage or renew your subscription, change passwords or addresses, click here. If you’re stuck, email us, or jump on the blower—0800 782436, we’re here to help. Have fun.