Records Toolkit

Archives New Zealand’s guidance on information and records management

Information and records management standard: what's next?

Posted by Archives New Zealand on 9 September 2016

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Archives New Zealand is working on improvements to the way we operate under the Public Records Act 2005 (the Act).  

The first tranche of work to optimise our regulatory role was completed in July with the release of the core document underpinning our approach, the Information and records management standard, as well as a call for the nomination of an Executive Sponsor from all public offices and local authorities by 2 September.

Thank you to those organisations who replied on time, and who provided us with the name and contact details of their Executive Sponsor. For those who haven’t yet responded, please remember the Executive Sponsor is a key role in providing executive level oversight for your organisation’s information and records management, as well as providing a clear line of responsibility to your Chief Executive. Success in optimising the compliance and performance of your organisation with the Act relies on the Executive Sponsor. This nomination is therefore a crucial pre-requisite to establishing a further collaborative partnership with us.

 What’s next? 

- We are preparing to engage with each Executive Sponsor to discuss initial expectations and longer term plans, and we will start scheduling meetings with the Chief Archivist or her representatives.

- We are also working on our next release of guidance material for 2016, which will be published on the Records Toolkit when ready. This guidance is aimed at helping the practitioners to make sure their organisations are in line with the new principles of our standard, and with international best practice. 

We will keep posting blogs regularly, and we appreciate receiving any feedback on the way our guidance and the Records Toolkit work for you, so we can improve it along the way. 

For Executive Sponsor questions or comments use email

For guidance questions or comments use email

And you can use the comments section of the blog.  Thanks!







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