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Website redevelopment

April 11, 2019

If you’re not already aware, we have been redeveloping our websites to improve our online information. The new website will go live on 10 June 2019 to line up with International Archives Day.

Archives New Zealand Christchurch maintenance

April 11, 2019

Work is underway at our Christchurch Archives facility to carry out roof completion work.

This will involve scaffolding around part of the building which we anticipate being erected the week commencing 8 April. This will not impede any access into the building.

Work is expected to take up to 10 weeks to complete, weather dependent.

There should be no disruption to visitors and we are open as usual.

Disposal Moratorium on Records Relevant to the Royal Commission Issued by the Chief Archivist

March 28, 2019

On 28 March 2019 the Chief Archivist issued a General Notice (PDF 73 KB) under Section 20 of the Public Records Act 2005 to implement a moratorium on the disposal of any records relevant to the Royal Commission of Inq…

Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions

March 20, 2019

Archives New Zealand is committed to supporting the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions.

Learn more about Archives New Zealand's role in the inquiry and how you can access your record.

Wellington shelving maintenance

December 20, 2018

From January to June 2019 there will be a programme of shelving maintenance in Wellington that will impact access to some archival holdings. The work will result in the ‘rolling closure’ of storage areas – a small area will be closed for one or two days. You will not be able to order an item using Archway when a storage area is closed (you will receive a message that the item cannot be ordered when you submit the request).…