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The information collected is used to create summary statistics which allow Archives New Zealand to assess the number of visitors to different sections of the website, identify what information is of most and least interest, monitor system performance, and help us make our site more useful to visitors. Information collected is not passed to any third party.

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The Privacy Officer
Archives NZ
PO Box 12 050


The information contained on this website is derived from many different sources. While Archives New Zealand has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all the information is from a reliable and reputable source and is accurate, it accepts no liability or responsibility for any acts or omissions, done or omitted in reliance, in whole or in part, on the information contained on this website. Archives New Zealand takes no responsibility for the manner in which this information is subsequently used or the results of such use.

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