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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.

Digitisation Toolkit

Digitisation Toolkit

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.

Records Preservation and Storage

Records Preservation and Storage

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.

Archives New Zealand Records and Information Management training

Archives New Zealand Records and Information Management Training

Continuum Resource Kit

Continuum Resource Kit

Intentions to Dispose

Optimising our Regulatory Role

Optimising our Regulatory Role

Records Management Standard for the New Zealand Public Sector

The Records Management Standard is a mandatory standard issued under section 27 of the Public Records Act 2005

Digital Recordkeeping

Digital Recordkeeping

Authority to retain digitised public records in electronic form only

Authority to retain digitised public records in electronic form only

List of Protected Records for Local Authorities and Explanatory Notes

List of Protected Records for Local Authorities and Explanatory Notes

International Standards

International Standards