October 29, 2018
The Auckland Reading Room has reopened following construction work. However, from 29 October to 30 November some records will be temporarily unavailable while building work takes place in the repository. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
October 5, 2018
From now on please remember to always have your Reader Card with you when visiting Archives New Zealand. Before viewing any record in our Reading Rooms you must present your card at the Issues and Returns Desk each time you are issued items.
If you have lost your card or do not yet have a card, please bring photo ID to the Reading Room and a new one can be provided.
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