In a joint project between Archives New Zealand and FamilySearch of Utah, all the passenger lists held at Archives New Zealand have been digitised and are available through FamilySearch. These lists are being indexed by volunteers using the records that are available through the FamilySearch website. The indexing is complete only for the assisted immigrant programme through to 1888. The remaining passenger lists are being progressively indexed by name with new entries being added over time. So, if you are initially unsuccessful with a search try again periodically.
Please note that you will require a FamilySearch account to access the records. This remains free of charge.
Indexing the remaining passenger lists depends upon volunteers who are committed to making these lists searchable by name. It can be done from your own computer and takes only a few minutes. If you are interested in participating view our guide to indexing passenger lists page.