Archives Central

The Archives Central Project combines the Region’s city, district and regional councils’ archives into one central database and will relocate the archives of five of the councils into a purpose built facility in Feilding - the Archives Central Repository.

View the Archives Central overview brochure.

In late January 2011 the listings for 11,233 archival items from Horizons Regional Council were added to the database and are now searchable. Access to the archives themselves is still managed through the Council.

Council’s archives are gradually being added to the online database and in early 2012 will also be available for the public to view at the Archives Central Repository.

Archives Central was created to enable quick, user friendly and comprehensive searches of the archives. When a user finds what they are looking for, a simple process allows them to request the item for viewing.

The Wanganui District Council and Palmerston North City Council archives are now available for searching in the database and over the next 16 months the majority of the other five Council’s pre 1989 archives will be added. Once the building work is completed the archives of Horizons, Tararua, Manawatu, Rangitikei and Horowhenua will be physically moved into the new Feilding office.