Records Toolkit

Archives New Zealand’s guidance on information and records management

Methods of destruction

Under Section 18 (i) of the Public Records Act 2005 (the Act) a public record or local authority protected record cannot be destroyed without the authorisation of the Chief Archivist. When public office and local authority organisations destroy information and records, they must ensure they meet all of their responsibilities.

Methods of destruction (16/F1). Word version. PDF version. 

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