All files are restricted for seventy years from the date of opening of the file. All Transport Accident Investigation Commission staff, upon presentation of a signed authorisation from the Chief Commissioner or Chief Inspector of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission, or a current signed warrant, are to have access to the files.
Under no circumstances will access to files within the 70 year restricted period be granted without the written authority of the Chief Commissioner or Chief Inspector of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission.
Some records are protected under section 49(1)(a) of the Public Records Act 2005.
Audio records and films are not issuable due to their technical formats.
Photographic negatives are not issuable due to preservation reasons.
Photographs require that gloves are worn when viewing.
Contact Archives New Zealand for permission to view or the availability of alternative access provisions. Viewing is by appointment only.
The Chief Commissioner
Transport Accident Investigation Commission
PO Box 10-323
Phone: (04) 473-3112
Fax: (04) 499-1510
For material subject to Preservation Requirements please contact:
Archives New Zealand
10 Mulgrave St
P. O Box 12050
Phone: (04) 499 5595
Fax: (04) 495 6120
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Once you have been granted access, bring the original letter with you when you place your order for the records.