On March 8, I wrote about a plan to combine the National Library of New Zealand and the National Archives of New Zealand into the Department of Internal Affairs. That article is still available at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2010/03/new-zealand-may-combine-national-library-and-national-archives-into-the-department-of-internal-affai.html. Now, New Zealand archivists say they are waiting "in the dark" and are increasingly worried about a lack of information and consultation over moves to restructure Archives New Zealand.
Archives and Records Association (Aranz) president Joanna Newman, of Wellington, said it was a "huge concern" that details were still not available about Government proposals to merge Archives New Zealand and the National Library into the Department of Internal Affairs.
You can read more in and article by John Gibb published in the Otago Daily Times at http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/97815/archivists-039in-dark039-plans