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From 11.59pm Thursday 2 December, Aotearoa New Zealand moves to the COVID-19 Protection Framework, also known as the traffic lights. You can read more about what this means on the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights) website. Find out about the current status of our services below.

Reading rooms

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch - Life at Orange: These reading rooms are open by appointment only. Our archivists will be available in the reading room to provide assistance or advice on the day, with physical distancing protocols in place.

Dunedin: From Monday 6 December 2021 until Monday 24 January 2022, the Dunedin office will be closed to the public for refurbishment. Visitors will be required to wear a mask and scan in when entering our reading rooms.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions under COVID-19 Alert Level 2

Make an appointment to visit a reading room

Research enquiries

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch: From Friday 3 December 2021, we will continue to take your research enquiries. However, there may be a delay in responding.

Dunedin: From Monday 6 December 2021 until Monday 10 January 2022, we will still be able to take your research enquiries during this period but there may be a delay in responding.

Digitisation

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin: From Friday 3 December 2021, we will continue to respond to digitisation requests as normal. However, there may be delays in responding during the transition..

Government loans

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin: From Friday 3 December 2021, we will be able to respond to government loans requests. However, there may be a delay as we respond to requests made during the transition.

No fines for overdue returns will be issued.

Information management advice

We are still offering information management advice via the rkadvice@dia.govt.nz inbox.

We will review the status of our services regularly as the situation evolves and update you accordingly.

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