Archives & Records
    Association of New Zealand
    Te Huinga Mahara



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, Canterbury, Central Districts, Otago/Southland, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, and Wellington.

Archivists; record managers; 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.

News & Events

Community Archives Survey Detailed Report December 2020

Following Archives New Zealand’s decision to decommission the Community Archive (TCA) Website, in 2020 ARANZ resolved to solicit the perspectives of all Community Archive stakeholders to understand its future. A short survey was conducted of users, researchers and institutions that are impacted by the decommissioning of the Community Archive.

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Scholarship to attend Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) Conference 2021

ARANZ will grant a scholarship to assist a member to attend the ASA 2021 conference.

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Archifacts : Call for submissions

Archifacts, the journal of ARANZ Te Huinga Mahara, is now taking submissions for the next issue.

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Become an ARANZ member

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

  • Help to preserve New Zealand’s archives and records.
  • Keep you informed about current archives and recordkeeping concerns and initiatives.
  • Give your concerns a stronger voice through the Association’s submissions and reports.
  • Grant you access to an informal ARANZ library.
  • Enable you to meet people who share your interest in archives and recordkeeping who can assist with your information needs.
  • Enable you to attend branch meetings and seminars.
  • Entitle you to receive ARANZ publications.
  • Give you discounted registration for ARANZ annual conferences, that provide relevant programmes of high quality.