kia pono ai te rua mahara o te kāwanatanga

Enabling trusted government information

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e raurangatira mā!

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa!

Mai Te Rua Mahara o Te Kāwanatanga e mihi atu, e mihi atu, e mihi atu

Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai rā

E pūrangiaho ki ngā hua, ki ngā taonga

E pupuri ana i ngā pātaka o Te Rua Mahara o Te Kāwanatanga

Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai rā!

Greetings, greetings, greetings

To distinguished guests and all people!

At Archives New Zealand we welcome you.

Come, come and gather around

To benefit from listening to the Taonga

That are being kept safe within Archives New Zealand.

Welcome, welcome, welcome!

Long Story

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi is not a single large sheet of paper but a group of nine documents. Together they represent an agreement drawn up between representatives of the British Crown and representatives of Māori iwi and hapū.

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What's new

Consultation on functional disposal for the health sector

From 14 November 2019 to 16 December 2019 we are inviting your feedback on a proposed functional disposal authority approach to the disposal of classes of information and records documenting certain core health sector functions.

14 November 2019

Change in reading room services

Due to an increase in demand for online records, and a decrease in demand for physical records from March 2020, our reading room hours are changing.  

11 November 2019

Declassified MFAT files released to the public

Today sees the release of more than 100 previously classified Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade files held by our Wellington archive, in a joint initiative between the two departments.

31 October 2019

Dunedin building maintenance

Our Dunedin archive is having some building and plant work done which will cause some noise and disruption until mid November.

23 September 2019

Release of new Regulatory Statements

New Regulatory Statements on the selection, appraisal and disposal of public records.

27 August 2019

New home for New Zealand's taonga

To improve the protection of and access to New Zealand's documentary heritage.

14 August 2019