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Advice on Records & Archiving

Guidance for creating and maintaining records and archives. Access tools and resources to help manage information, care for community archives, and comply with the Public Records Act 2005.

Records Toolkit

For our newest advice and guidance please see our new beta Records Toolkit.
Not every document issued by Archives New Zealand is available on the Records Toolkit yet. As work on the the toolkit progresses these resources will be refreshed and uploaded as applicable. For now if the guidance you want is not the Records Toolkit please use the guidance below.

Guidance and Standards

Find guidance and standards about recordkeeping and information management.

Public Records Act 2005

The Public Records Act 2005 sets a framework for recordkeeping in public offices and local authorities. Find out whether your organisation needs to comply with the PRA, learn what compliance involves, and what we can do to help.

Our Projects and Work

This page contains links to a number of initiatives underway at Archives New Zealand to support the management of records and archives.

Training and events

Archives New Zealand supports recordkeepers, and staff responsible for recordkeeping in the state sector and local government, to develop their skills and knowledge. This page provides more information on available professional development opportunities.

Ask us a Question

Find out the answers to commonly asked questions or submit your question to us for an answer.

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