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Records Preservation and Storage

Archives New Zealand helps agencies care for records they continue to maintain in their custody.


The Archives New Zealand Section includes professional conservators and conservation technicians. They give conservation advice on general care of material or on specialised care of specific archival media types available.


Guide to Best Practice in Storage

Disaster preparedness

Preservation staff also provide help in disaster preparedness, planning and salvage. Consultancy services are available on a charged basis including:


Access to literature on preservation, storage and disaster management

Archives New Zealand operates a Library containing material on most aspects of Archives and records management. The Library is available to subscribers by appointment.


Library Terms and Conditions of Use
Library Subscription Form

Standards and guides

Archives New Zealand creates various recordkeeping Standards and other tools for use in government agencies.

Records Management Standard for the New Zealand Public Sector
Instructions for the storage of local authority and public archives

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