Records Toolkit

Archives New Zealand’s guidance on information and records management

Pages tagged 'Records'

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.


This General Disposal Authority 6 (GDA6) has been developed for the use of public offices wishing to dispose of common corporate records legally.


General Disposal Authority 7 (GDA 7) covers generic classes of records of any format that have only short-term transitory value in their immediate and minor facilitation of preparing a more complete public record.  Therefore they are not required for evidential or legal purposes.

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. 

Key definitions

This is a list of key definitions of information and records management terms used in Archives New Zealand’s guidance.