Te Ara RSS subscriptions

What is RSS?

RSS (‘Really Simple Syndication’ or ‘Rich Site Summary’) is a way of displaying brief summaries of web pages.

RSS allows you to see when the Te Ara site has added new content to its ‘Today’s Featured Story’ section. Te Ara’s RSS feeds contain a headline, a brief summary and a link back to the full story.

There are two ways to use an RSS feed:

  • You may choose to be alerted to the changing content by using an RSS reader.
  • You may decide to feature a link to the story on your own website.

Available Te Ara subscriptions

Featured Entry RSS Feed

Signposts (Te Ara's blog) RSS Feed

Twitter / Te_Ara RSS Feed


How do I use the RSS feed?

You will need a news reader or aggregator, a piece of software that checks RSS feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added to them. There are many different readers, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications. Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on a particular computer.

How to subscribe to an RSS feed

If you click on the Featured Entry RSS Feed link or icon you will be taken to the XML page which the reader will use. To subscribe to the feed you may have to drag the URL of the page into your news reader, or copy and paste the URL into a new feed in your reader. Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically check for RSS feeds when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one.

Using the Te Ara RSS feed on your website

We encourage the use of Te Ara’s feed as part of a website, subject to the terms of our copyright and disclaimer pages.

Please ensure that the proper format and attribution is used when Te Ara content appears. You should credit ‘Te Ara’ or ‘Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand’. If you wish to use a Te Ara logo or other Te Ara graphic as a link to our website, please choose one from this page.

Te Ara does not accept any liability for its RSS feeds and we reserve the right to prevent the distribution of Te Ara content. Please read our copyright and disclaimer pages for further information.

RSS readers

Below are some links to different RSS readers. There are many different ones, and you will need one that works on your computer.

Online versions

Computer desktop versions

Microsoft Windows



There are many places on the web where you can find out more about RSS and RSS readers.

Follow these links: