What's New April 2018

Important message for all Christchurch Office of Archives New Zealand customers

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 3:23pm

Archives New Zealand's Christchurch Office in snow

Archives New Zealand's Christchurch Office

In late June this year, we will begin the process of moving to our new building in Wigram at 15 Harvard Avenue, near the Air Force Museum. The move will take six to eight weeks and there will be some disruption to our services during this time.

We aim to keep the Reading Room open for most of this period, although we will be closing for at least two weeks from Friday 13 July before re-opening in Wigram on Monday 30 July.  We may be able to allow limited access to the Deeds Room material during those two weeks. Please note, however, that as individual archives are moved from this building to Wigram from late June, they will not be available for viewing until we are open in the new building.

We strongly recommend that if you are planning any research in the near future you aim to complete this before June or delay it until August.

Please also note that there will be no parking available on site at Peterborough Street during the move.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. This advisory will be updated as dates become clearer. Please keep an eye on our website, Archway, and Facebook or contact the Christchurch Office on 03 377 0760 and email Christchurch.archives@dia.govt.nz if you have any questions.

The Chief Archivist's government recordkeeping report for 2016/17 is now available

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 9:58am

The Chief Archivist’s 2016/17 annual report on the state of government recordkeeping was tabled in the House of Representatives 28 March 2018. The report can be found on the Archives New Zealand website.

This year’s report is subtitled Managing public sector information and data and why it matters. It looks at three trends in information management across the public sector and outlines the work Archives New Zealand carried out as regulator in the 2016/17 year.