Archives New Zealand, Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga is the official guardian of New Zealand’s public archives. We gather, store and protect an extremely wide range of material. Our holdings include the originals of the Treaty of Waitangi, government documents, maps, paintings, photographs and film.
The Public Records Act 2005 sets the framework for contemporary record-keeping across government and Archives New Zealand works with government agencies to administer the Act.
Archives New Zealand works to ensure records of long-term value are kept permanently and people have access to these records.