The core standard we’ve developed is the Records Management Standard for the New Zealand Public Sector. It sets out minimum mandatory requirements for public offices and local authorities to manage their records.
You can download the standard here in Microsoft Word format:
You can download the standard here in PDF format:
The Records Management Standard is mandatory under the Public Records Act. This means that when it came into force on 1 July 2014, all public offices (except schools), and all local authorities need to meet the principles and requirements it sets out.
Public offices and local authorities are encouraged to be familiar with the principles of the Records Management Standard.
Archives New Zealand audits all public offices, except schools, against the requirements in the standard to assess their level of records management capability. Local authorities will not be audited.
See the Public Records Act 2005 Audit Programme section of the Toolkit for further information.