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The Records Toolkit is maintained and updated by the Government Recordkeeping directorate of Archives New Zealand.

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

Who should I contact?

For further information about any of the above functions please contact