What is in our archives?
Auckland Council Archives hold the records of permanent value from all the local authorities which, over the years, have amalgamated to become Auckland Council.
The records represent the
corporate memory of the councils and their predecessors, documenting their functions and activities.
They contain a vast amount of historical information about the region, the cities and its people – an invaluable research resource.
The records are available for research by the public.
We are currently adding records to our archival collections from the remaining former authorities and predecessors.
Local councils archives
Auckland Regional Council
Formed in 1989, the Auckland Regional Council took over the functions and responsibilities of the Auckland Regional Authority (ARA), which was established in 1963.
The ARA took over the function of some agencies, such as regional planning and public transport. These agencies transferred their records to the authority.
View the archive records lists for the following agencies: