Archivist's policy to assess compliance with record keeping requirements under the Public Records Act 2005

John Creser made this Official Information request to Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

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From: John Creser

Dear Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga,

Thank you for your reply to my last request and your advice that; "Archives New Zealand expects that the records that are created and maintained by regulated parties are, therefore, accurate by default."

If all government records are automatically presumed compliant with statutory requirements,- "what legislative threshold does your office require to commence a prosecution for breaches of the Public Records Act or s258 of the Crimes Act that provides altering, concealing, destroying, or reproducing documents with intent to deceive is an offence?

Would your office consider a public record concealed by government employee in 2015 to be an offence against the PR Act

Yours faithfully,

John Creser

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Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

Tçnâ koe John,

Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs (included below.

The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days. The 20th working day is 28 September 2021.

Please note that in cases where the Department’s response provides information that is identified to be of general public interest, the response may also be published on the Department of Internal Affairs website. If the Department publishes its response to your OIA request, all personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed

Ngâ mihi

Royden Raka

Business Advisor | Regulatory Services
Toi Hiranga Policy, Regulation and Communities
The Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua 
www.dia.govt.nz

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