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If you visit this website to read or download information, Archives New Zealand collects and stores the following information:

  • Your service address
  • Your top level domain name
  • The date and time of your visit to the site
  • The pages you accessed and the documents you downloaded
  • The type of browser you used

The information collected is used to create summary statistics which allow Archives New Zealand to assess the number of visitors to different sections of The Community Archive, identify what information is of most and least interest, monitor system performance, and help us make it more useful to visitors. Information collected is not passed to any third party.

For more information please refer to the Privacy Act (external link).

You may browse and access information contained within this website without providing any personal information. However, where you voluntarily provide personal information (e.g. through online forms or when you log in), we will only use that information to undertake any transactions with you or communicate with you. We will keep any such information secure and will not disclose it to any third parties, except as authorised by statute or by you. To view any of your personal information held by us, or if you have any concerns about your personal information that we hold, please write to:

The Privacy Officer
Archives NZ
PO Box 12 050


Material featured on this site is subject to Crown copyright protection with the following exceptions:

  • Material supplied by contributors is subject to each contributor's copyright.  Refer to information provided by contributors for each collection, series and item for any restriction or use statements relevant to their information documented in The Community Archive.
  • Copyright in articles on the site is held by their authors.

Authorisation to reproduce any material found in The Community Archive must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned. Any use of scripts or code from The Community Archive requires permission from the Technology Services Manager - email


The information contained on this website is derived from many different sources.  While Archives New Zealand has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all the information is from a reliable and reputable source and is accurate, it accepts no liability or responsibility for any acts or omissions, done or omitted in reliance, in whole or in part, on the information contained on this website.  Archives New Zealand takes no responsibility for the manner in which this information is subsequently used or the results of such use.

To help users of The Community Archive to find related information, we provide links and references to third party websites. These links are provided for convenience and for information purposes only. Where we provide links on this website, we:

  • cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time
  • have no control over the availability of linked pages
  • cannot accept responsibility for the content or reliability of the linked websites
  • do not necessarily endorse the views expressed within the linked pages or websites

Archives New Zealand does not endorse or approve (expressly or implicitly) any website, organisation or people who have off-site links to The Community Archive.

Complaints Procedure

To make a complaint please contact  All complaints are referred to the appropriate manager who will investigate the issue, take appropriate action and then contact you to advise or discuss any further action. Archives New Zealand aims to address all complaints in accordance with the principles of natural justice. We will work hard so that you feel safe and supported in raising a complaint or issue and so that you are not unfairly disadvantaged by making a complaint. However, we will also protect our staff from frivolous, malicious or unfair complaints.