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Up-to-date information about conferences, training sessions, seminars, talks and exhibitions relating to archives and records keeping.


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Useful resources to assist members & their wider understanding of information management


A directory of our ARANZ branches, contact information and office holders


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.

International Archives Week

Kia ora ARANZ members, #IAW2023 is here and we are looking forward to a week full of events held by the International Council on Archives. This week is filled with free webinars which we encourageRead more

Joint ASA/ARANZ Conference 2024 Committee - Call for Volunteers

Do you want to help plan and launch the ARANZ/ASA Joint Conference 2024? ARANZ members are invited to join a joint committee to help organise the New Zealand based 2024 conference. The ARANZ ConfereRead more

Lunchtime Korero

ARANZ members, members of the GLAMR community and anyone interested are warmly invited to attend an ARANZ Lunchtime Kōrero, hosted by the ARANZ Central Districts Branch, on 30 May at 12.30pm viaRead more

ASA Expressions of Interest Callout

The Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) seeks expressions of interest from individuals or corporations to develop a scope of works, under the guidance of the ASA Council Working Party, for theRead more

National Library Update

An update on work that is happening at the National Library building in Wellington.  Construction on the new Archives New Zealand building at on the corner of Aitken and Mulgrave Streets inRead more

National Digital Forum 2023

This November the cultural sector will come together to tackle the challenges of today and shape the future of our cultural ecosystem. Join us at NDF23 Whakane \ Evolve and explore the digital culturRead more

New Patron Announcement

Tēnā koe, I hope this letter finds all ARANZ members in good health and spirits. Since inception in 1976 the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand has maintained patronage by theRead more

ARANZ Wellington Committee and GLAMR Meetup

Kia ora koutou, ARANZ Wellington Committee and GLAMR Meetup invite you to join us on May 4th for a special talk by the Alexander Turnbull Library Mahi Whanake tīma.   When: Thursday, May 4th atRead more

Auckland Rig

The next ARANZ Auckland RIG meeting is on 26 April 5pm at the University of Auckland Special Collections Reading Room.  Lucy Mackintosh, winner of the 2022 Ian Wards prize, will be presented withRead more

Records Management and Digitisation Training session

The ARANZ Otago/Southland branch invites you to attend a training session run by Andrea McIntosh from AKiDA Consulting. The content of the session will cover:  Digitisation Concepts What isRead more

Advice on salvaging memories and treasures

For communities impacted by the ongoing flood events, coupled with the effects of Cyclone Gabrielle, attention may soon be turning to how best to care for damaged belongings such as photographs, bookRead more

ARANZ Council

Kia ora koutou katoa, ARANZ has started 2023 with several open portfolio positions on Council: Treasurer - Manages all things financial for the Association, including managing accounts, liaise withRead more

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.