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

Otago Southland Event

Please join ARANZ for a special Questions and Answers evening with local archivists:

  • Anna Blackman – Hocken Collections  
  • Anne Jackman – Archives New Zealand
  • Rachel Hurd – Presbyterian Research Centre

There will be discussion on how Covid-19 impacted local archivists and their archival repositories, touching on what they did to manage with the evolution of lockdown.

Tuesday 30th June 2020


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Nominations for the Michael Standish and Ian Wards Prizes

ARANZ Council is delighted to invite nominations for the Michael Standish and Ian Wards Prizes. 


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Postponement of Dunedin 2020 Conference

Message from ARANZ President

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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.