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What does the Government Recordkeeping Directorate do?

The Government Recordkeeping directorate is responsible for the following Archives New Zealand functions under the Public Records Act 2005:

• Provide advice or issue guidelines on the effective management of public and local authority records, Ministers papers and private records
• Overseeing the legal disposal and transfer of public records, Ministers papers and private records
• Supporting Iwi Māori and Community Archives
• Inspecting Public offices and Local Authorities
• Providing protocols and processes for the deferral of transfer
• Monitoring and reporting on the compliance of public offices and local authorities
• Issuing criteria for the independent auditing of public offices
• Keeping Access Deferral of transfer and Discharge registers in accordance with the Act
• Protecting local authority records for the purposes of the Act and their disposal
• Exercising a leadership role in archival activities in New Zealand
• Issuing mandatory and discretionary standards and instructions

Portfolios

The Government Recordkeeping Directorate has divided its public and local authority clients into the following portfolios for the purposes of providing advisory services:

• Environment/Business/Farming/Agriculture/Transport and Communications
• Crown Research Institutes, Culture Heritage & Sport, District Health Boards, Health and Tertiary education
• Defence, Security Services, Power, Foreign Affairs, Government, Money and Public Service
• Education, Tax, Maori Development, and Broadcasting
• Information and Welfare
• Law and public safety

Who should I contact?

For further information about any of the above functions or portfolios please contact rkadvice@dia.govt.nz

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