Publications & Media

Media releases

The Chief Archivist’s 2016/17 annu…

E whitu ngā tohu i riro mai i a, He Tohu, i Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa i Ngā Tohu Hoahoa Hi…

He Tohu scoops national design awards — Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The new permanent exhibition, He Tohu, at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa scooped seven awards in …

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

I’m pleased to release the 2057 Archives long-term strategy.…

He Tohu, a new permanent exhibition of three nation-building constitutional documents that …

Commemorative He Tohu stamps released — Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New Zealand Post today issued a set of three stamps to commemorate the opening of He Tohu, …

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 …

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

Corporate publications

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

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

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

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…

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.…

Policy and consultation papers

Regulatory Programme engagement — Monday, September 17, 2018

Archives New Zealand is seeking feedback on our new draft Selection Statement (see attached below) by 28 September 2018.…

I’m pleased to release the 2057 Archives long-term strategy.…

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

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

Factsheets

Education Records - Pupils - Auckland — Monday, April 30, 2018

This fact sheet describes education records held in Archives New Zealand's Auckland office, including: school pupil admission registers, att…

Education Records - Teachers - Auckland — Monday, April 30, 2018

This fact sheet describes education records held at Archives New Zealand's Auckland office, including: teacher salary cards, appointment car…

Searching for Māori Land - Auckland — Thursday, December 21, 2017

An infomation sheet that contains resources on how to search for Māori land records in Archives New Zealand's Auckland office.

Divorce Records - Auckland — Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Information regarding divorce records held at Archives New Zealand's Auckland office.

Probate Files - Auckland — Wednesday, December 20, 2017

This fact sheet describes probate files, wills and letters of administration held in our Auckland office.

Death Duty Registers - Auckland — Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Information regarding the succession, legacy, and residuary duty registers held at Archives New Zealand's Auckland office.

Waikato Immigration - Auckland — Friday, December 8, 2017

Information regarding the Waikato immigration records held at Archives New Zealand's Auckland office.

Government Loans Procedures for Clients — Thursday, November 9, 2017

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

This guide describes Auckland records relating to citizenship, including: naturalisation registers, poll tax, and Aliens Authority reports.

This guide describes bankruptcy, proof of debt, and company liquidation files in our Auckland office.

Forms

Government Loans Service Request Form — Thursday, November 9, 2017

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

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

Disposal Comment Form — Thursday, August 20, 2009

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

Government record keeping

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

Key findings Awareness of the regulatory environment: …

Key findings Awareness of the regulatory environment …

Full Report on 2008 Government Recordkeeping Survey (Local Authorities)

Full Report on 2007 Government Recordkeeping Survey

Full Report on 2009 Government Recordkeeping Survey (Local Authorities)

Full Report on 2008 Government Recordkeeping Survey (Public Offices)

Full Report on 2009 Government Recordkeeping Survey (Public Offices)

Guides and manuals

This brochure details how Archives New Zealand's Christchurch office wishes archives to be cited in any publication or exhibition.…

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.

Research guides

This reference guide details government administered charitable aid and social welfare records held in Archives New Zealand's Chri…

Health Records - Christchurch — Wednesday, September 5, 2018

This reference guide details health records held in Archives New Zealand's Christchurch office.

Land Records - Christchurch — Wednesday, September 5, 2018

This reference guide details land records held in Archives New Zealand's Christchurch office.

Justice Records - Christchurch — Wednesday, September 5, 2018

This reference guide details justice records held in Archives New Zealand's Christchurch office.…

Family History - Christchurch — Wednesday, September 5, 2018

This reference guide details family history records held at Archives New Zealand's Christchurch office.…

Education Records - Christchurch — Wednesday, September 5, 2018

This reference guide details education records held in Archives New Zealand's Christchurch office.

Whakapapa — Tuesday, August 21, 2018

This research guide describes whakapapa records held by Archives New Zealand.

This guide describes family history resources researchers can find in our Dunedin office.

D2 Land - Dunedin — Friday, July 6, 2018

This guide contains a glossary of terms that often appear when researching land records.

Personal Identity — Wednesday, June 20, 2018

This research guide describes records relating to: Births, Deaths and Marriages, Intentions to Marry, Coroner's Inquests, probates, and…

Info sheets

Māori Land Court Minute Books — Wednesday, July 4, 2018

This info sheet describes the Māori Land Court Minute Books held by Archives New Zealand.

Samoan Land — Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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

19th Century Correspondence — Thursday, September 29, 2016

This info sheet details Archives New Zealand's 19th century correspondence, particularly that from the Colonial Secretary's Office.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi — Thursday, September 29, 2016

This info sheet details Te Tiriti o Waitangi — the Treaty of Waitangi.

Film - Info Sheet — Thursday, September 29, 2016

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

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.

War Art — Thursday, September 29, 2016

This info sheet describes Archives New Zealand's war art collection.

Crown Purchase Deeds — Thursday, September 29, 2016

This info sheet describes the Crown Purchase Deeds held by Archives New Zealand.…

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…

He Tohu resources

25,519 women (and some men) signed the surviving 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition.…

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

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 .…

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) …