The development of Archives New Zealand’s regulatory role has been continuous since the introduction of the Public Records Act 2005 (the Act). This role aims to ensure that the outcomes for public office and local authority information and records management are clear, attainable and continue to support the purposes of the Act.
The Regulatory statement describes our role in administering the Act. It describes our philosophy for compliance and enforcement. It sets out the specific activities we carry out and shows how they apply to different levels of compliance or non-compliance with the Act.