15 Function of Archives Council
  • (1) The function of the Archives Council is to provide to the Minister, on the request of the Minister or on its own initiative,—

    • (a) advice concerning recordkeeping and archive matters including (without limitation)—

      • (i) recordkeeping and archive matters in which tikanga Māori is relevant:

      • (ii) the Orders in Council that may be made under section 5:

      • (iii) authorisations to dispose of public records under section 20(3):

      • (iv) the approval of repositories under section 26:

      • (v) appropriate criteria for the independent audit of the recordkeeping practices of the Chief Archivist conducted under section 34:

    • (b) recommendations under section 55 on appeals to the Minister.

    (2) For the purpose of performing its functions under this Act, the Council has full powers, rights, and privileges.

    (3) The Council must report to the Minister each year on the performance of its functions during the preceding year.

    (4) The Minister must, as soon as practicable after receiving a report under subsection (3), present the report to the House of Representatives.

    Section 15(1)(a)(v): amended, on 1 February 2011, by section 9 of the Public Records Amendment Act (No 2) 2010 (2010 No 133).