Our editorial outlines the PHANZA committee’s two focuses for the coming financial year: updating the website and creating a professional historians’ survival pack for members. The website work is being done by Jamie Mackay, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH) webmaster.
This issue focuses on developments at Archives New Zealand (ANZ), mentioning its new name, new Chief Executive Officer (Dianne Macaskill) and new legislation. PHANZA’s submission on the draft discussion paper for the proposed Public Records Bill is printed, as are Susan Butterworth’s notes from a recent meeting with ANZ staff.
Other features in this issue include the launch of Going Public: The changing face of New Zealand history, edited by Bronwyn Dalley and Jock Phillips. Dalley also talks about the MCH History Group’s new nine-year project to produce an online New Zealand encyclopaedia, for which Phillips (Chief Historian) is leading the planning.
We also hear about the Author’s Fund and ‘What’s happening in the public history world’. Elizabeth Cox discusses a big project to upgrade entries on the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Register and Michael Kelly’s ‘Web Review’ looks at online heritage trails.
Read this issue: Phanzine August 2001