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Research advice

Use our Ask an archivist form for advice about your research or our records.

Fill in the Ask an archivist form

Information management advice

Email us for advice about information management for your organisation.

Email: rkadvice@dia.govt.nz

Breaches and complaints

Public Records Act breaches

Email us to report a breach of the Public Records Act.

Email: rkadvice@dia.govt.nz

Complaints

If you want to make a complaint under the:

  • Official Information Act or Local Government Official Information and Meeting Act – contact the Ombudsman

  • Privacy Act – contact the Privacy commissioner.

Contact the Ombudsman – parliament.nz

Make a privacy complaint – privacy.org.nz

Government loans

To ask a question about our government loans service, email the archive that holds the record you want to borrow.  

Auckland: auckland.archives@dia.govt.nz      

Wellington: government.loans@dia.govt.nz    

Christchurch: christchurch.archives@dia.govt.nz      

Dunedin: dunedin.archives@dia.govt.nz

Register for government loans and request a loan

You need to register for our government loans service before you can request to borrow an item.

Government loans registration form

Government loans request form

Preservation

We can help if you have preservation concerns about:      

  • flood damage   

  • mould  

  • how to package your records      

  • environmental conditions for storing records.

Email: archivespreservation@dia.govt.nz

Media

Email us if you want to:

  • speak to us about a story

  • arrange an interview

  • film at Archives New Zealand.

Email: media@dia.govt.nz 

Website

Email us feedback about this site or Collections search, or let us know if you're experiencing issues.

Email: webmaster-archives@dia.govt.nz.

Reading rooms

If you’re planning a visit to one of our reading rooms, make sure you:   

  • check the reading room is open

  • know what to expect and how to stay safe from Covid-19.

Before your visit, it's a good idea to get in touch with the reading room and order records to view. This will mean you can make the most of your research time.

Learn more about visiting us

Order records to view in the reading room

Reading room contact details

Auckland

Street Address
95 Richard Pearse Drive, Mangere, Manukau 2022, New Zealand
Postal Address
PO Box 201103, Auckland Airport, Manukau, New Zealand
Phone Number
(64-9) 270 1100
Fax
(64-9) 276 4472
Email Address
auckland.archives@dia.govt.nz
Reading Room Hours

Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm

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Wellington

Street Address
10 Mulgrave Street, Thorndon, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand
Postal Address
PO Box 12-050, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number
(64-4) 499 5595
Email Address
general.enquiries@dia.govt.nz
Reading Room Hours

Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm

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Christchurch

Street Address
15 Harvard Avenue, Wigram, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
Postal Address
PO Box 642, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Phone Number
(64-3) 377 0760
Email Address
christchurch.archives@dia.govt.nz
Reading Room Hours

Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm

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Dunedin

Street Address
556 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Postal Address
PO Box 6183, Dunedin North, Dunedin, New Zealand
Phone Number
(64-3) 477 0404
Email Address
dunedin.archives@dia.govt.nz
Reading Room Hours

Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm

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