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. Managing legacy records promotes good recordkeeping, good risk management and ultimately ensures good archives are retained for future generations.
The Legacy Programme is customer focussed, and is designed to assist public offices manage their legacy records. It recognises the need for a planned, strategic approach to the management of legacy records. Running over five years from July 2008 to 2013, the programme includes:
The Introduction to the Legacy Programme factsheet provides more information on the programme.
To find out more, contact:
Archives New Zealand
PO Box 12-050
04 499 5595