Records Toolkit

Archives New Zealand’s guidance on information and records management

Pages tagged 'Disposal authority'


Information and records disposal refers to the range of processes associated with implementing retention, transfer or destruction decisions.

Disposal - Authorisation

A key element in effective information and records management is implementing disposal.

Disposal register - example

Disposal registers act as control documentation to prove that the information and records created by an organisation no longer exist or are no longer under their control.

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.

New guidance on information assets and administrative change


Managing records during changes to the machinery of government

Changes to the machinery of government are constant.

Disposal moratorium on records relevant to the Royal Commission issued by the Chief Archivist

On 28 March 2019 the Chief Archivist issued a General Notice revoking authority to dispose of public records under section 20 of the Public Records Act 2005 (the Act).