Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade launch a research guide to their historical records

Every day for over 100 years, diplomats and specialist staff have worked to advance New Zealand’s interests around the world. Whether working on aid, trade or foreign policy, their work has helped to chart New Zealand’s course through ever changing global waters.

In the course of this work our foreign affairs officials have created thousands of pieces of information. From policy analysis, photographs and accounts of historic events — they are a hugely valuable source for our understanding of New Zealand’s history.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has released a guide about how to navigate historical records held at Archives New Zealand.

Find out more about this collection of records and how the guide came to be here.