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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.

Jessie Munro, winner of the Ian Wards Prize 2017 with Seán McMahon, President of ARANZ at the AGM, 23 August 2017

News and Events

ARANZ Awards 2018 - Call for nominations : ARANZ Council is delighted to invite nominations for the Michael Standish and Ian Wards Prize. We are also pleased to advise that the prizes have been increased to $500. Nominations close 31 March 2018

Reminder for Call for Papers - for the International Internet Preservation Consortium's 2018 Conference - close 28 February

NDF Workshop - Digitisation 101 - Auckland 6 April

Calling past authors Archives & Manuscripts! - ASA publication - 15 December 2017

Call for Papers for Rotorua Conference - Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho 2018. This conference will be held at Copthorne Hotel, Rotorua, 22-25 August 2018.

ARANZ and the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) Memorandum of Understanding - Signed 16 September 2017

ARANZ AGM - 23 August 2017 Agenda and Public Talk


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 Otago/Southland, Central Districts, and Wellington... Read more

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