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Nominations to the Archives Council

The Minister of Internal Affairs, as the Minister responsible for Archives New Zealand, is inviting nominations for one position on the Archives Council (the Council).

The Council is an unincorporated body established under section 14 of the Public Records Act 2005. The Council advises the Minister, as the Minister responsible for Archives New Zealand, on recordkeeping and archive matters.

The Council consists of not more than seven members, appointed by the Minister after consultation with the Minister for Māori Development and the Chief Archivist.  A member’s term of appointment is for not more than three years, and they may be reappointed.

Members must have knowledge and qualifications relevant to the functions of the Council. In addition, at least two members must have an understanding of tikanga Māori. Candidates should also have one or more of the following:

  • significant governance experience;
  • senior management experience in the public sector;
  • skills and experience in strategy, regulatory, and major infrastructure projects;
  • senior experience in the information management sector;
  • expertise in the wider culture and heritage sector, with a historical background;
  • experience in the use of Archives; and
  • advisory body experience.                                                                                                                                            

The Council meets four times a year, in Wellington.  Fees for attendance at meetings are paid at the rate of $300 per day for members and $400 per day for the Chair.  Members are reimbursed for travel costs.

When making a nomination please ensure:

  • you obtain the consent of your nominee; and
  • your nomination is accompanied by a full curriculum vitae, which includes work history, board and advisory body appointments, qualifications and full contact details for the nominee.

Please note that any nomination made will not necessarily result in an appointment. Nominees will be asked to declare any actual or perceived conflicts of interest, and the Department of Internal Affairs may check the accuracy of any information relating to an application for appointment.

Nominations close on Friday 26 February 2016. These should be emailed to or by post to the Department of Internal Affairs, PO Box 805, Wellington 6140. Any inquiries on the appointment process can be directed to

Tuesday, February 16, 2016