Fees and Charges

There is no charge for physical access to the archives. Archives Central allows users to take digital photograph copies of archival material (copyright license permitting) free of charge. 


$0.50 - A4
$1.00 - A3
$1.00 - Double sided A4
$2.00 - Double sided A3

Digital copies

We strive to upload items to our website for ease of access and to free up staff, so please use this as your first source. If an item is not displayed or not downloadable we can usually scan and email it free of charge. (Unfortunately this does not apply to information in rate/minute books, although we are willing to email cellphone photographs of relevant pages). Large amounts of scanning may incur a charge, and capturing complete books and large volumes will require a quote and scheduling.


We provide a free hour of research as a service, and charge $38 per additional half hour.


$5.00 - Packaging and Handling
$0.80 - Postage (Standard) or $2.40 - Postage (A4)
Courier charges may need to be quoted

Capturing your own items

If you or your organisation have documents, maps or volumes that you would like scanned, contact us for a quote or just to chat and get some advice.

A separate schedule of charges apply at the Palmerston North City Council and Whanganui District Council - please contact those councils for more information.