Behind the scenes tours on International Archives Day

Mon, 20/05/2019 - 9:59am

To celebrate International Archives Week, we’re offering some exclusive, behind the scenes tours of our Wellington repository. 

Gain an insight into the work we do to preserve and protect more than 7 million official records, from 19th century treaties to 21st century documents and data. Learn about how you can access and use this taonga to connect to your rights and entitlements and stories. 

Two tours will be run:

  • Wednesday 5 June 2019, 12 noon
  • Friday 7 June 2019, 12 noon

Each tour runs for 60 minutes. Places are strictly limited. RSVP by emailing to secure your spot on one of these special tours.

Chief Archivist's Annual Report on the State of Government Recordkeeping 2017/18 released

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 10:01am

This is the eighth report issued by the Chief Archivist under the Public Records Act 2005.

The report draws on our long-term strategy, Archives 2057 Te Rautaki Rua Kāwanatanga 2057, to focus on the collaboration and co-design needed to ensure that the information created by government can be trusted. It covers some of the steps we’ve taken over the 2017/18 year to deliver on our long-term vision and tells you a bit about what we have planned for 2018/19.

The report notes there is still significant room for improvement across the system. It also signals that we are working on a new monitoring framework that will provide an all-of-system view of the health of government information management.

The report’s subtitle, Kia pono ai Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga – enabling trusted government information, is our recently adopted strapline. It communicates that part of the role of Archives NZ as a regulator is empowering regulated parties to achieve best practice in information management.

Read the Chief Archivist's Annual Report on the State of Government Recordkeeping 2017/18 (PDF, 1.2mb).

New versions of the Government Loans Policy and Procedures published

Tue, 30/04/2019 - 3:44pm

New versions of the Government Loans Policy and Government Loans Procedures have been published. We recommend that current and prospective government loans clients read through both documents and send any questions or comments to the government loans team at