There were multiple incarnations of a New Zealand chess magazine before New Zealand Chess started in the 1970s. A particularly impressive effort was The New Zealand Chessplayer which featured excellent content and startlingly high production values. Twenty three issues were produced between 1947 and 1951, we are steadily scanning all of them with the intention of making them available here (so far 8 are available, 15 more are in the pipeline).
We apologise for the unavoidable blurry reproduction near the magazine spine. This was an inevitable consequence of the hardcover binding - destroying the binding to allow flatter scanning was not an option we countenanced. Hopefully all affected text can still be read.