Publications & Media

Corporate publications

Archives Council Annual Report 2015 — Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The following report covers the calendar year 2015.…

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.…

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

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 …

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.

Naturalisation registers, poll tax, Aliens Authority reports.  

Death Duty Registers — Thursday, October 1, 2009

Succession, Legacy, and Residuary Duty Registers.

Bankruptcy and proof of debt files, company liquidation.  

Charitable Aid — Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hospital Boards, Relief Committees, charitable aid applications, inmates of District Homes.  

Probate files — Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wills, letters of administration.  

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

To register as a government loans client please fill in the form below and email, fax or post it to the relevant Ar…

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.

Government Loans Client Registration Form — Thursday, August 27, 2009

Government Loans Client Registration Form

Government Loans Request Form — Thursday, August 27, 2009

Government Loans Request Form

Disposal Comment Form — Thursday, August 20, 2009

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

Archives New Zealand Government Loans Service Item Request Form

Archives New Zealand Government Loans Client Registration Form

Government record keeping

  Key findings  …

Full Report on 2008 Government Recordkeeping Survey (Local Authorities)

Full Report on 2009 Government Recordkeeping Survey (Public Offices)

Full Report on 2009 Government Recordkeeping Survey (Local Authorities)

Full Report on 2008 Government Recordkeeping Survey (Public Offices)

Guides and manuals

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

Using Personal Cameras to Copy Archival Material information sheet

Handling Guidelines — Friday, September 25, 2009

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

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.

Info sheets

Samoan Land — Thursday, September 29, 2016

This info sheet details the Samoan land records held by Archives New Zealand.

Women's Suffrage — Thursday, September 29, 2016

This info sheet discusses Archives New Zealand's holdings related to women's suffrage, including the two surviving women's suffrage …

Maps and Plans — Thursday, September 29, 2016

This info sheet details Archives New Zealand's large collection of maps and plans.

Valuation Rolls — Thursday, September 29, 2016

This info sheet outlines the valuation rolls held by Archives New Zealand.

Incorporated Societies — Thursday, September 29, 2016

This info sheet outlines incorporated society records held by Archives New Zealand.…

Film — Thursday, September 29, 2016

This info sheet describes Archives New Zealand's film collection, with a specific focus on the National Film Unit.

Crown Purchase Deeds — Thursday, September 29, 2016

This info sheet describes the Crown Purchase Deeds that Archives New Zealand holds.…

Special Settlements — Thursday, September 29, 2016

This info sheet describes Archives New Zealand holdings relating to the special settlements scheme, stemming from the Public Works and Immigrati…

Remote Research — Thursday, September 29, 2016

This info sheet details our remote reseach service to assist researchers who are unable to visit our reading rooms.

Music — Thursday, September 29, 2016

This info sheet describes Archives New Zealand's music holdings.

Media releases

The Minister of Internal Affairs is required by sections 34 and 35 of the Public Records Act 2005 to commission an independent audit of the reco…

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

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

Available below is some relevant background information to the …

The Public Records Act 2005 (the Act) provides the framework for managing public records to ensure that full and accurate records are created, m…

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

Digital Preservation Strategy — Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Joint Digital Preservation Strategy for Archives New Zealand and the National Library of New Zealand.

Council Charter — Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Archives Council Charter

Research guides

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

Education — Monday, September 28, 2009

This research guide describes records relating to: Department of Education, Education Boards, Teachers, Universities.

Migration — Monday, September 28, 2009

This research guide describes records relating to: Shipping Records, Immigration 1840-1880s, Immigration 1880s-1970, Special Group/Nationality M…

War — Monday, September 28, 2009

This research guide describes records relating to: Nineteenth Century, First World War 1914-1918, Second World War 1935-1945, Post Second World …

Government Employment — Monday, September 28, 2009

This research guide describes records relating to: General Lists/Public Service Lists, Departmental Employment Records.

Research papers

Maintaining the ability of an organisation or user to be able to “open” or “render” a file or set of files is one of the…

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 .…