Records Toolkit

Archives New Zealand’s guidance on information and records management

Best practice guidance for governance

The key guidance listed below will assist organisations to implement a governance framework for effective information and records management. 

Archives New Zealand

Key obligations – Public Records Act 2005 (16/F6). Word  (834 KB)  PDF (121 KB)

Executive Sponsor  - Role and responsibilities (16/F11). Word  (832 KB) PDF (114 KB)

Information and records management strategy (16/F9). Word  (832 KB)  PDF  (134 KB)

Effective information and records management (16/F4). Word  (827 KB) PDF (92 KB)

Monitoring (16/F7).  Word  (827 KB)  PDF  (112 KB)

Information and records management policy development  (16/F10). Word  (830 KB)  PDF  (123 KB)

Outsourcing business (16/G3). Word  (1.6 MB) PDF (217 KB)

Providers of education and training in information and records management (16/G5). Word  (940 KB)  PDF (532 KB)

Local government

ALGIM Information Management Toolkit

New Zealand Government Procurement 

New Zealand Data and Information Management Principles 

Information Security

Guidance on Privacy Management

Requirements for Cloud Computing


ISO 15489-1:2016 Information and documentation – Records management – Part 1: Concepts and principles

AS/NZS ISO 30301:2012 Information and documentation – Management systems for recordkeeping – Requirements (ISO 30301: 2011, MOD)

AS/NZS ISO 19011:2014 Guidelines for auditing management systems

AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 Quality management systems – Requirements

These standards are available for purchase from Standards New Zealand