Archives Council

14 Archives Council established
  • (1) There is an unincorporated body called the Archives Council.

    (2) The Archives Council must consist of not more than 7 members appointed by the Minister by notice in the Gazette.

    (3) The Minister must, after consultation with the Minister of Māori Affairs and the Chief Archivist, appoint to the Archives Council persons who, in the opinion of the Minister,—

    • (a) have special knowledge and qualifications that are relevant to the functions of the Archives Council; and

    • (b) in the case of at least 2 persons, also have a knowledge of tikanga Māori.

    (4) A Council member—

    • (a) holds office for a term not exceeding 3 years, as specified by the Minister in the notice of appointment; and

    • (b) may be reappointed; and

    • (c) continues in office (unless the member resigns or is removed from office), despite the expiry of his or her term of office, until—

      • (i) the member is reappointed; or

      • (ii) the member’s successor is appointed; or

      • (iii) the date specified in writing by the Minister for the end of the member’s term of office.

    (5) The Minister may, at any time and for any reason that, in the Minister’s opinion, justifies the removal, remove a Council member from office by written notice to the member.