Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


State of the Art Archives Facility Opened at Trentham

State of the Art Archives Facility Opened at Trentham Military Camp


Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating opened the newly refurbished New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Archives and Medals Office building at Trentham Military Camp yesterday.

In order to comply with the Public Records Act 2005 requirements for storage, preservation and maintenance of public documents and records, the building is now temperature and humidity controlled, with electronic mobile shelving equipment and areas for the recovery of documents in the event of a disaster.

LTGEN Keating said that the state of the art facility reflected the significance of the service records of so many people.

“NZDF Personnel Archives is the keeper of this important information. It’s an irreplaceable part of our history and culture that that should be preserved for future generations of NZDF personnel and the public of New Zealand.”

NZDF Archives holds the files of all those who joined and served in New Zealand’s military forces from the 1 January 1921 to the present day, as well as the last few files of First World War veterans who continued to serve after 1 January 1921 or who re-enlisted to serve during the Second World War.

More than 180,000 records covering the South African and First World War and the majority of those from World War 1 who re-enlisted in World War II have already been transferred to Archives New Zealand. NZDF Archives is working closely with Archives New Zealand to locate and transfer the last of these files so that they can be digitised and available for viewing on the Archives New Zealand website in time for the WW100 commemorations.

Anyone can apply for service records of personnel by visiting the Personnel Records section of the NZDF website: http://www.nzdf.mil.nz/personnel-records/nzdf-archives/accessing-military-service-records.htm
ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Anne Tolley’s
Callous Folly

Years ago, I remember someone in the Heath Ministry telling me off the record that regulatory oversight in this country largely consisted in ‘waiting for something to turn green or fall off somebody’ before the authorities would swing into action...

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More>>

 

Members’ Bills: Greens' Domestic Violence And Loans Bills Pulled From Ballot

Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill introduces workplace protections for victims of domestic violence, including allowing victims to request paid domestic violence leave for up to 10 days... Gareth Hughes’ Bill allows Kiwis with student loans to defer their student loan repayments into a first home savings scheme. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Police Did Not 'Deliberately' Use Pepper Spray On 10-Year-Old

"When spraying the man, the officer did not properly consider the necessity of using pepper spray in a confined space, the likelihood that it would affect the other innocent passengers or the fact that he was using a more powerful spray." More>>

ALSO:

Donor Bill Passes: Full Income Compensation For Live Organ Donors

Unanimous cross-party support for the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill represents a critical step in reducing the burgeoning waiting list for kidney donations, according to Kidney Health New Zealand chief executive Max Reid. More>>

ALSO:

Earthquake Response: Emergency Legislation Prepared

Three new Bills have been drafted in the wake of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14 to ensure the government can enable affected communities to respond quickly and efficiently. More>>

ALSO:

Housing MPs: New Building(s) For Parliament

A new building will be erected on Parliament grounds to house Members of Parliament and their staff who currently work in leased accommodation in Bowen House. The plan has cross-Party support, apart from NZ First, said Parliament’s Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news