Archives Council Annual Report 2016-18 Released

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:14am

The Archives Council Annual Report for 2016-18 is now available.

The Archives Council Te Rua Wānanga is an unincorporated body established under the Public Records Act 2005 to provide independent advice to the Minister responsible for Archives New Zealand on recordkeeping and archives matters including those for which tikanga Māori is relevant.

The report is produced in accordance with the Public Records Act, which requires the Council to report to the Minister on the performance of its functions during the preceding year.

The report covers key areas of focus including: the Archives 2057 strategy, accommodation and storage, digital processes and expertise, Archives New Zealand's regulatory role, education and training of archivists and the assessment of national archival and library institutions. He Tohu and stakeholder engagement is also discussed.

Previous annual reports can be viewed from the Archives Council page.

Archives New Zealand and Te Toi Uku collaborate on new exhibition in Auckland

Tue, 13/11/2018 - 5:04pm

Crown Lynn Exhibition

Detail from Ceramco's 1985 Annual Report. Archives reference BBNZ A1718/707/F.

A joint exhibition between Archives New Zealand's Auckland Regional Office and Te Toi Uku - Crown Lynn and Clayworks Museum opens at 95 Richard Pearse Drive, Mangere, on Monday 19 November. 

The exhibition will follow the timeline of the Clark family, founders of the brick and pipe manufacturers, from their humble beginnings in Hobsonville to New Lynn, where they later produced the Crown Lynn range of pottery.

It will be held in our exhibition room off the main foyer and will feature archives and artifacts, including heavy clay items and some examples of Crown Lynn pottery.

Opening times Monday to Friday 9.30 to 5.00.

The exhibition will continue into the new year but will be closed over the Christmas period from midday 21 December to 4 January. Reopening on 7 January.

October 2018 edition of Ngā Tapuwae available

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 4:42pm

The October 2018 edition of Archives New Zealand's newsletter, Ngā Tapuwae, is now available.

It includes information about what's next for our regulatory role, what's happening with transfers, news about our new Christchurch office and the remedial work taking place in our Auckland office. It also contains a list of recently digitised material and news surrounding the recent preservation work that has been undertaken over at He Tohu.