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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

Collections search to replace Archway

We're replacing Archway with a new way of searching our collections online. Find out what we're improving, and how to create a RealMe account so you can get the most out of new features.

Published 10 January 2022

Documenting the COVID-19 Response

In this update, we’re looking at how COVID-19 has influenced our records management advice and guidance.

Published 21 December 2021

2020/21 Chief Archivist's report tabled with parliament.

The Chief Archivist’s Annual Report on the State of Government Recordkeeping 2020/21 was tabled in the House of Representatives.

Published 09 December 2021


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