Welcome to Archives Central

Archives Central is a searchable database of the collection of nine regional and district council's archives sourced from participating New Zealand local authorities. Archives Central strives to make council archives accessible for council teams, researchers and the community.

Use our search bar or click a council below to start browsing:

This map shows the boundaries of historic county and borough councils covered by Archives Central. Click the Data Layers icon openmaps data layers icon  to view or hide other boundaries.