To celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week), we have decided to reshare a unique project that we have been working on since 2016. The project involves digitising 19th century survey plans of the Waitaha (Canterbury) region, some of which are known as the Black Maps. It is a joint endeavour by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Archives New Zealand, Land Information New Zealand, and Environment Canterbury.

Before August’s Alert Level 4 lockdown, our Auckland team had begun digitising Auckland Libraries’ Chelsea Archives. The collection includes over 5000 employee record cards belonging to the Chelsea Sugar Refinery, each describing individual employees through their personal details and employment history.

For the time being, our Auckland office is closed while the region remains in Alert Level 4. While some digitisation work cannot continue during this period, your items and documents are safe within our secure premises. As soon our Auckland team can safely return to the office, they will easily pick up where they left […]

On the second floor of the Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, a fascinating collection of historical items can be found in the Don Stafford Room. These items are for reference only and include research notes compiled by historian Don Stafford, historical maps, local newspapers, indexes, books, and publications. The Eruption of Mount Tarawera (also known […]

NZMS’s physical offices are currently closed in compliance with the Government’s Alert Level 4 lockdown. At this stage, our offices in Christchurch and Wellington open following Alert Level 3 restrictions on Wednesday 1st September. Our Auckland office will remain closed until further notice. We will update you as soon as we know more. While some […]

Independent music label Flying Nun Records was founded in Ōtautahi Christchurch and celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year. To recognise this important date, Christchurch Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition called Hellzapoppin’! The Art of Flying Nun, curated by Peter Vangioni. The exhibition showcases rare original artwork, design, film, record covers, posters and photography featuring Flying Nun’s most influential bands, and is sure to be a worthy tribute…

About the Company: NZMS is New Zealand’s leading digitisation and imaging bureau for cultural heritage materials such as photographs, manuscripts, publications, maps, works of art, and audio-visual records.  We work primarily with galleries, libraries, archives, and museums throughout New Zealand, but our clients also include government agencies, private companies, iwi, and individuals.  We have offices […]

About the role: Recollect is a cloud-based community engagement platform (SaaS) that hosts our customers’ cultural heritage digital reproductions, and we have built up an enviable reputation in the market within New Zealand, Australia and recently the USA, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information please refer to: Purpose of this position: The […]