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Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

Chief Archivist/General Manager

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga is headed by the General Manager who is also the Chief Archivist.

A Māori consultative group, Te Pae Whakawairua, provides the Chief Archivist with independent advice to ensure all our services meet the needs of Māori now and in the future.

The Archives Council

The Archives Council Te Rua Wānanga is an unincorporated body established under the Public Records Act 2005 to provide independent advice to the Minister responsible for Archives New Zealand on recordkeeping and archives matters including those for which tikanga Māori is relevant.

The Council reports directly to the Minister on its functions during the preceding year. The Minister, as soon as practicable, presents the report to the House of Representatives.

The inaugural Council was appointed on 31 August 2006 and consists of seven members. Council Members hold office for a term not exceeding three years, and may be reappointed.

The current members of the Archives Council are:

  • Ms Sandi Beatie (Chair) - Term Expires May 2019
  • Dr Aroha Harris -  Term Expires May 2019
  • Dougal McKechnie - Term Expires May 2020
  • Mr David Reeves - Term Expires May 2019
  • Dr Angela Wanhalla - Term Expires March 2018
  • Anna Blackman - Term Expires March 2018
  • Thomas Norcliffe - Term Expires March 2018

Work of the Archives Council

The Archives Council meets four times a year to discuss archival and record keeping matters. Since its establishment the Archives Council has developed a Council Charter, and has provided advice to the Minister on a range of issues, including the disposal of some of Archives New Zealand’s own records. See the Annual Reports for details.

Contact the Archives Council: Lillie.ledorre@dia.govt.nz or telephone Lillie Le Dorré, Advisor Planning & Development on 04 894 6098.

Archives Council Annual Reports

Section 15 (3) of the Public Records Act 2005 requires that the Archives Council must report to the Minister each year on the performance of its functions during the preceding year. The Minister must, as soon as practicable after receiving the report, present it to the House of Representatives. Copies of previous Annual Reports will be available soon.

Related information

Go to Archives New Zealand's website