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

Elizabeth Charlton - Reappraisal and deaccessioning: Applying a ‘Dangerous Practice’ in New Zealand

The ARANZ Council is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Charlton has been awarded the Michael Standish Prize for her article Reappraisal and deaccessioning: Applying a ‘Dangerous Practice’ in New Zealand.

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Sarah Gaitano - Shirley Smith: an Examined Life

The ARANZ Council is pleased to announce that Sarah Gaitanos has been awarded the Ian Wards Prize for her book Shirley Smith: an Examined Life, Victoria University Press, Wellington.

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ARANZ is seeking input from all stakeholders about the future of the Community Archive

To read more about the survey, the rationale behind it and to participate please visit:


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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.