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Information about DIA’s services. The health and safety of our people and our customers is our priority.


COVID-19:Information about DIA’s services

Annual Report 2021

Check out our Annual Report for 2021

Pūrongo Ā Tau

Annual Report 2021

Tāhuhu: Preserving the Nation’s Memory

The Tāhuhu Programme includes purpose-built facilities designed to ensure New Zealand’s documentary heritage is preserved and protected.


The Tāhuhu Programme includes the upgrade and construction of modern, purpose-built facilities designed to ensure New Zealand’s documentary heritage is preserved and protected. This work will enable greater collaboration between the National Library of New Zealand, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and Archives NZ.











Public service updates


Our public counters are currently closed as we have reduced staff capacity due to COVID-19. This closure is temporary. You can still apply for our services online:

There are delays to some DIA services due to COVID-19 impacting staff capacity. Visit, and for more information.

National Library and Archives NZ:

Please follow guidelines for visiting The National Library and Archives NZ.


Our Bond Street office is open by appointment. Head to our website to book an appointment. Please note you will be required to show confirmation of vaccination on arrival.


Our London office is open by appointment only – please contact us to make an appointment.

Local Government Covid-19 Response Unit

The Department of Internal Affairs has convened and is hosting a Covid-19 Local Government Response Unit. This dedicated working group comprises senior leadership from DIA’s Central Local Government Partnerships, Local Government Policy and Operations teams, from Taituarā — Local Government Professionals Aotearoa, Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ), and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). 

For further information: Local Government COVID-19 response

Emergency information for DIA staff

We’re making changes to the way we’re working under COVID-19. Please talk to your manager and check out the COVID-19 Information Hub on our intranet.