Under section 43(2) of the Public Records Act 2005, the following public offices have requested that access to their records held by Archives New Zealand nationwide be temporarily suspended while the access status classification on them is reviewed:

  • All Oranga Tamariki records are restricted at the request of Oranga Tamariki from from the 18th of July 2019 until further notice

  • All Accident Compensation Corporation records are restricted at the request of the Accident Compensation Corporation from  the 18th of July 2019 until further notice

  • All Office of the Ombudsman records are restricted at the request of the Office of the Ombudsman from  the 24th of July 2019 until further notice

  • All Ministry of Education records are restricted at the request of the Ministry of Education from  the 26th of July 2019 until further notice

  • Archives from series 6130 and 16141, controlled by the Ministry of Social Development, are restricted at the request of MSD from the 26th of July 2019 until further notice

We will update this list as records are reviewed or further requests are made. Archives is working to make sure these suspensions will be lifted as soon as practicable.

For further enquiries please contact the agency that holds the records in which you are interested, or our Information Management Advice team .

For more information on restrictions view our access restrictions page .