For some organisations it can be unclear whether the Public Records Act 2005 (PRA) applies to their records and information management.
Archives New Zealand has developed the Policy for deciding public office and local authority status to guide the process of deciding whether the PRA applies to an organisation.
It is important to note that this policy is used internally by Archives New Zealand. Your organisation should not use this policy to decide by itself whether the PRA applies. A list of public offices is maintained by Archives New Zealand however if your organisation is unsure whether the PRA is applicable contact Archives New Zealand at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Policy for deciding public office and local authority status is available so that Archives New Zealand's process is transparent and that organisations have access to the same considerations that Archives New Zealand applies when deciding whether an organisation is covered by the PRA.
A Microsoft Word copy of the Policy can be downloaded here:
A PDF copy of the Policy can be downloaded here:
Please send any questions to Archives New Zealand at: email@example.com