The Fletcher Trust Archives preserves a unique record of New Zealand’s history, with the goal of helping New Zealanders learn more about the commerce and business life of our country and its interaction with the wider world.
The strategic, operational and informational records of several hundred New Zealand companies and international subsidiaries, and their predecessors, which came to form the Fletcher Challenge Group, provide an insight into New Zealand business dating back to the 1840s.
They shed light on the economic development of New Zealand, the relationship between the business sector and government, and the impact and contribution made by thousands of people employed within the businesses over more than a hundred years.
Companies with records in the collection include some of the most significant names and brands in New Zealand’s business history. Some of the sectors and businesses represented are:
This extensive collection of documents, photographic materials, audio-visual and sound recordings, maps, architectural drawings, company newspapers and publications is available to the public for research.