Relocation of Auckland Processing Centre Records

29 September 2010

During November 2010, records will be moved from our Auckland reading room to Archives New Zealand’s Auckland office at 95 Richard Pearse Drive, along with some historical registers and the earliest Roll Plans.

While the records are being relocated, the Deeds indexes, other indexes and searching aids will be digitised. Over the coming months we will be working with Archives New Zealand to determine the best approach for making these images available to users through the internet.

There will be limited access to records as items are checked, packaged and reshelved. Please ensure you plan any land records-related research around the dates outlined in the Auckland record relocations fact sheet (PDF 275KB). You can also refer to the full schedule of record locations on this website.

In addition, other records formerly held in LINZ’s Auckland Office but still needed for business use will be transferred from Auckland to the LINZ's Hamilton Office. In future, if a record needs to be viewed physically this will require a visit to the Hamilton Office.

Viewing and ordering copies of records

Records transferred to Archives New Zealand can be viewed free of charge. Copies of records are available for a charge, subject to conditions.

All Deeds registers (but not indexes) moved to Archives will be available on request from 6 December 2010. However, due to the unavailability of the indexes, public access will be limited. It is strongly advised that you check with Archives New Zealand Auckland on 09 270 1100 before visiting.

All indexes and searching aids will be available for viewing at Archives New Zealand’s Auckland office from March 2011. Lists of the records will eventually be available on Archway, Archives New Zealand’s online catalogue.

Copies of records retained at Recall or that are transferred to Hamilton can still be requested following our standard record request process.

Why the move?

The move is part of our broader strategy to ensure paper records throughout the country are preserved and accessible to the public over the long term.

As well as complying with the requirements of the Public Records Act 2005, the transfer of these records to Archives New Zealand will ensure appropriate storage arrangements for the historical land records most often accessed by historians and other researchers. Archives New Zealand operates secure and climate controlled environments with dedicated staff to help researchers.

Further information

A schedule of record move dates is provided in the fact sheet above. Please contact LINZ Customer Support on 0800 665 463 if you require any further information.

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