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E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e rau rangatira mā.

Ko Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga tēnei e mihi atu nei.

Nau mai, haere mai.

Tēnā koutou katoa

To the many authorities, voices and esteemed leaders.

Archives New Zealand is hereby greeting you.

Welcome, welcome.

Greetings to you all


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What's new

Pilot project DHB Functional Disposal Authority

Piloting a new way of authorising disposal with the DHBs sector

Published 18 May 2022

Acting Chief Archivist arrangements

Honiana Love will step into the role of Chief Archivist on Monday 11th April, for an initial period of four months.

Published 19 April 2022

Changes to our website

We’re making some changes to our website, to make it easier for people find information about our records and services.

Published 19 April 2022


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