This page contains links to a number of initiatives underway at Archives New Zealand to support the management of records and archives.
Last year work was initiated to review and refresh how the appraisal function operates. Read more about where this work is currently at and what is planned in the near future here.
Archives New Zealand is working on updating and refreshing General Disposal Authority 3, General Housekeeping Records (separately from work on GDA 6, the consolidation and update of GDA’s 1, Human Resources and Personal Records; 2, Financial and Accounting Records; and 4, Administration and Corporate Services Records). Based on stakeholder feedback and an overall review of the GDAs, the update and refresh is being undertaken to make GDA 3 easier to use, with clearer guidance on when to use it.
Please note that GDA 3 in its current form can continue to be applied until it is formally revoked.
For further information please contact the Disposal and Acquisition Section at email@example.com
Archives New Zealand is putting together a new toolkit to help agencies manage information during and through periods of administrative change. Please visit our landing page for the toolkit.
Archives New Zealand is developing a new, combined mandatory Records Management Standard to replace the four current mandatory Recordkeeping Standards.
We’re now consulting on a draft version of this new standard and we’d like your comments. Follow this link to find out more and to give us your feedback.
Securing today's digital information for tomorrow.
In 2010 Archives New Zealand secured Government funding for the development of a digital archive. Learn more about the Government Digital Archive Programme.
To meet its obligations under section 33 of the Public Records Act 2005, Archives New Zealand has implemented a programme to audit the recordkeeping of public offices. Learn more about the Public Records Act 2005 Audit Programme.
The International Review Group (IRG) is an advisory committee set up by Standards New Zealand. It is New Zealand’s main liaison with TC46 SC11. TC46 SC11 is the International Standards Organisation technical subcommittee on Archives/records management. Learn more about the International Review Group for Recordkeeping Standards.
The Public Records Act 2005 establishes disposal and access requirements for records that are 25 years or older. The Archives New Zealand Legacy Programme supports public offices to put in place robust processes to dispose of low-value records over 25 years old, and to identify records of on-going value. Learn more about the Legacy Programme.
This page contains general advice on the salvage of archives and records following the Christchurch earthquake, geared towards public agencies and other collecting institutions and organisations. Read more about disaster recovery of archives and records in the Canterbury region here.