ARANZ: Archives and Records Association of New Zealand

ARANZ is an incorporated society, established in 1976, with the aim of promoting the understanding and importance of records and archives in New Zealand. ARANZ is administered nationally by a Council of elected members. Branches are established in Auckland, Otago/Southland, Central Districts, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, and Wellington.

Our members include: Archivists; recordkeepers; librarians; and other information managers; genealogists; historians; teachers; museum and art gallery curators; religious groups; professional associations; historical societies; businesses; local and central government agencies; and many other interested in the preservation and use of archives and records.
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Professional Resources

ARANZ provides useful resources to assist members both professionally & in their wider understanding of the information management environment.

What’s New?

  • ARANZ/ASA Conference 2014 - 16 June 2014
  • ARANZ Alert Special June  2014 (pdf)  - 14 June 2014
  • Nominations are now invited for the Ian Wards Prize. The Ian Wards prize recognises an outstanding piece ofwriting published in New Zealand which draws richly on archival and primarysource research materials. This annual award, first offered in 2001, is namedin honour of Ian Wards, former Chief Historian, Department of Internal Affairs.In 2013 the winner of the award was Alison Clarke, Born to a changing world;childbirth in nineteenth century New Zealand. Bridge Williams Books. Please send your nominations, no later than July 11, to Theresa Graham, Awards Convenor. - 10 June 2014
  • Current Vacancies - 3 June 2014



ARANZ/ASA Conference 2014

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There are many advantages to membership and it is a key way of engaging with the information management profession and the issues before us... Read more


Branches are established in Auckland, Otago/Southland, Central Districts, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, and Wellington... Read more

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