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Technical specifications for digitisation — Thursday, April 3, 2014

Technical specifications for digitisation …

Introduction to the List of Protected Records for Local Authorities and Explanatory Notes (which refreshes the Local Government Schedule):…

F9: Methods of Destruction — Thursday, June 13, 2013

Under Section 18(i) of the Public Records Act (2005) a public record or local authority protected record cannot be destroyed without the authori…

These Explanatory Notes have been produced to assist public offices in the interpretation of the …

These Explanatory Notes have been produced to assist local authorities in the interpretation of the …

G22: Guide to Completing a Survey of Digital Records in a Shared Drive Environment is designed to assist public offices and local autho…

Digital Recordkeeping Standard - Support Tools — Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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This standard specifies minimum requirements for the creation and maintenance of records under the Public Records Act 2005.…

Under the Public Records Act 2005, public offices and local authorities must create full and accurate records of their activities in accordance …

Corporate publications

This is the fifth report issued by the Chief Archivist under the Public Records Act 2005 (the Act). …

This is the fourth report issued by the Chief Archivist and General Manager of Archives New Zealand under section 33 and 35 of the Public Record…

This is the third report issued by the Chief Archivist and General Manager of Archives New Zealand under section 33 and 35 of the Public Records…

Archives Council Annual Report 2011 — Friday, June 27, 2014

The following report covers the calendar year 2011.…

Archives Council Annual Report 2013 — Friday, May 30, 2014

The following report covers the calendar year 2013.…

This is the second report issued by the Chief Archivist and General Manager of Archives New Zealand under section 33 and 35 of the Public Record…

Archives Council Annual Report 2012 — Friday, June 7, 2013

The following report covers the calendar year 2012.…

The following report is provided in accordance with section 15(3) of the Public Records Act 2005 which requires that the Council must report to …

This is the sixth report issued by the Chief Archivist under section 32 of the Public Records Act 2005 (Act) on the state of government recordke…

Factsheets

Government Loans Procedures for Clients — Monday, September 14, 2015

The Government Loan Service Client Procedures document is a manual for agencies to refer to when borrowing their own records on government loan.

Death Duty Registers — Thursday, October 1, 2009

Succession, Legacy, and Residuary Duty Registers.

Naturalisation registers, poll tax, Aliens Authority reports.  

Reading Room Guidelines — Friday, September 25, 2009

The Reading Room Guidelines document is a set of guidelines with which researchers must comply when researching in the Reading Room.

Handling Guidelines — Friday, September 25, 2009

The Handling Guidelines document sets out Archives New Zealand's policy for safe handling of archival material.…

Bankruptcy and proof of debt files, company liquidation.  

Education records - teachers — Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Teacher salary cards, appointment cards, resignations and retirement, teacher education.  

Old Age Pensions — Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Magistrates Courts records of old age pension claims.  

Divorce records — Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Decree absolute of divorce, decree nisi, petition for divorce.  

Education records - pupils — Wednesday, July 1, 2009

School pupil admission registers, attendance returns, class lists.  

Forms

Government Loans Service Request Form — Friday, October 2, 2009

The Government Loan Service Request Form is a form for agencies to fill out to request a government loan of their own records.

Disposal Comment Form — Thursday, August 20, 2009

The attached form can be used to comment on current 'Intentions to Dispose' notices.…

Government record keeping

Archives New Zealand List of Public Offices — Friday, October 23, 2015

Whenever a decision is made regarding a new public office or a programmed review or assessment is undertaken, Archives New Zealand will update t…

Government Loans Service National Policy — Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Government Loans Service National Policy.

The Chief Archivist has adopted AS/NZS ISO 13028: 2012, Information and documentation - Implementation guidelines for digitization of record…

S5: Digital Recordkeeping Standard — Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Digital Recordkeeping Standard (DRS) establishes principles and good practice requirements for creating and managing records in digital syst…

  Key findings  …

Southern Institute of Technology Legacy Records Project

Activities for championing records management in your organisation

PRA Draft Audit Tool Engagement Briefing — Wednesday, September 23, 2009

PRA Draft Audit Tool Engagement Briefing

Standard for The Storage of Records and Archives — Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Standard for The Storage of Records and Archives

Guides and manuals

This guide provides advice to public sector organisations to assist them when choosing electronic file formats used in the creation and man…

The 'Guide to Managing Records During Administrative Change in Public Offices and Local Authorities' is a best practice guide for public…

Using Personal Cameras to Copy Archives — Thursday, October 8, 2009

Using Personal Cameras to Copy Archival Material information sheet

War — Monday, September 28, 2009

Mental Health — Monday, September 28, 2009

Citizenship — Monday, September 28, 2009

Migration — Monday, September 28, 2009

Government Employment — Monday, September 28, 2009

Personal Identity — Monday, September 28, 2009

Education — Monday, September 28, 2009

Media releases

Government Recordkeeping and Audit Report 2014/15 — Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Chief Archivist’s report to the Minister of Internal Affairs on the …

The Chief Archivist's Report on the State of Government Recordkeeping 2009 recommends public offices safeguard their records and information whe…

Policy and consultation papers

This policy sets out the decision framework which Archives New Zealand use for deciding coverage of organisations and/or their records by the Pu…

Archives New Zealand Standards Policy — Friday, October 4, 2013

This Policy provides a framework for developing and maintaining standards under the Public Records Act 2005.…

Council Charter — Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Archives Council Charter

Research guides

Law and the Courts - Wellington — Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This research guide describes records relating to: civil and criminal court records held at the Wellington office of Archives New Zealand.

Art - Wellington — Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This research guide describes records relating to: the collection of art held at the Wellington office of Archives New Zealand.

Deeds Indexes — Tuesday, March 1, 2011

This info sheet resource describes how to use the Deeds Indexes held in the LINZ Register Room at the Wellington office of Archives New Zealand.

Police Gazettes — Tuesday, March 1, 2011

This info sheet resource outlines the holdings of New Zealand Police Gazettes for all offices of Archives New Zealand, and describes the type of…

Photographs - Wellington — Tuesday, February 1, 2011

This research guide describes the collections of photographs held at the Wellington office of Archives New Zealand.

Welfare — Tuesday, February 1, 2011

This research guide summarises some commonly used records held at Archives New Zealand to do with welfare.

Land - Wellington — Tuesday, February 1, 2011

This research guide summarises the collections of records relating to the Wellington land district from Lands & Survey, held at the Wellingt…

Making A Living — Saturday, January 15, 2011

Archives New Zealand holds, in its four offices, a variety of government records relating to private employment, work, and financial status.

Speeches and presentations

Women - Audio — Wednesday, November 24, 2010

An extract from an interview with Rosemary Barley, who talks about her experiences during the Berlin Blockade of June 24, 1948 until 12 May, 194…

World Events - Audio — Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Nash Collection NC 01 (United Nations) …

Private Life - Audio — Wednesday, November 24, 2010

NC 11 – Early Life …

New Zealand - Audio — Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Nash opens the Nelson Industries Fair (1959).…

Pacific - Audio — Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Recorded in 1964, this interview features the voice of Chief Tui Komo, of Komo Island, Lau Group, Fiji.…

Issues, Morality and Spirituality - Audio — Wednesday, November 24, 2010

“I am not a pessimist, just a discontented optimist” Judge Sam Kessinger (USA) speaking to a Rotary Conference.…

Maori - Audio — Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sir Eruera Tirikatene addressing Manawatu voters during the 1960 election .…

Standards

Note: This page is also available on the …

Draft Regulatory Statement — Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Public Records Act 2005 (the Act) is now 10 years old and with the completion of the first audit round for 2010-2015, the standard of record…