New Zealand Records Retention Schedule

With 3,073+ record retention obligations available, build your records retention schedule for New Zealand in minutes!


Know how long to store data in New Zealand

With filerskeepers, you can confidently determine how long to store your data in New Zealand. Our Dashboard ensures our data retention schedules are frequently checked and kept accurate and up-to-date. With our dashboard you can get the flexibility to adjust, add, or export elements to share with your IT or business to make your record retention experience seamless. Build your personalized global schedule for your business according to your needs with our templates, or upload your own for a seamless experience. You can also export them in handy Excel formats! which means you can merge all ‘accounts and legal records’ data retention periods from your country schedules or anything that needs to be done to optimize your record retention experience!

Need more optimized solutions? Build a personalized record retention schedule with our Dashboard or check out our API.

Records retention topics

New Zealand data retention schedules include the following data retention periods:

  • Accounts and legal records

  • Tax records
  • HR records
  • Health and safety records
  • Environmental records
  • Transport records
  • Personal data and privacy
  • Agricultural industry
  • Aviation industry
  • Alcohol, spirits and tobacco industry
  • Food industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Mining and forestry industry
  • Critical infrastructure industry
  • Financial services industry
  • Healthcare services industry
  • Veterinary industry
  • Education industry
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Defence, military and dual-use industry
  • Hospitality industry
  • Leisure industry
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Media and entertainment industry
  • Professional services industry
  • Real estate services industry
  • Telecommunications industry
EU data retention schedule

Why does record retention matter in New Zealand?  

To ensure compliance and avoid penalties, businesses in New Zealand must recognize the importance of records retention. By implementing a record retention schedule, companies can effectively manage data and mitigate litigation risks by providing evidence during legal proceedings. Strategic planning and operational efficiency are also supported through proper information and knowledge management. Additionally, records retention upholds accountability, and transparency, and preserves the nation’s heritage by safeguarding historical and cultural information. filerskeepers have read all the laws and have all retention obligations that are applicable in New Zealand so you don’t have to!

Discover how filerskeepers can assist in meeting your records retention obligations in New Zealand, and ensure compliance with the Public Records Act 2005.

What our New Zealand records retention schedules offer  

The filerskeepers New Zealand data retention schedule contains

  • Over 3,073 data retention periods that could be relevant to your company
  • Information about who should keep what data, for which time period, starting when it is a maximum or minimum period
  • All with a legal reference and a link to the official legal source
  • Build a retention schedule in minutes with our MySchedule functionality
  • Printer-friendly format, designed for A4 printing

If you need more than a few countries

We keep it up to date

Stay compliant and up to date with all record retention obligations in New Zealand by subscribing to the New Zealand record retention schedule. Our team ensures that the information is always up to date, saving you valuable time and resources.

If you are active in over 10 countries or states, we recommend our Unlimited subscription. With Unlimited, you will receive access to all currently published retention schedules, and all new ones as well! If you are curious as to which countries, we are planning to publish next, please see our roadmap. For more information about our one-off schedules and subscription models please see pricing.

About our retention schedules

filerskeepers helps companies decide which retention period to choose per system or document category. We provide our customers with insight into the legal maximum and minimum retention periods for each country relevant to them. This helps companies to justify why they are storing data and for how long.