Records Toolkit

Archives New Zealand’s guidance on information and records management

Pages tagged 'Public Office'

New Guidance... December 2018 update

Quarter 2 2018/19 release 

Information and records management standard and Implementation guide

The Information and records management standard establishes how to manage information and records systematically. It sets out the minimum level of compliance that organisations must meet.

Regulatory framework

The key legislation for information and records management for the New Zealand public sector is the Public Records Act 2005 (the Act).

Resources and Guides


Destruction of source information after digitisation

Under the Contracts and Commercial Law Act 2017 (CCLA) and the Public Records Act 2005 (PRA), public offices and local authorities have conditions to meet before destroying the source information after converting to electronic form (referred to in this Guide as “digitisation”).

Implementation guide

The Implementation guide is designed to help your organisation understand and apply the requirements of the standard.

Information and records management standard

The Information and records management standard,  released in July 2016, is designed to assist organisations to meet their obligations under the Public Records Act 2005 (the Act). It establishes principles for efficient and systematic information and records management, and the minimum compliance requirements.