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Archives & Records

Association of New Zealand

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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.

ARANZ and RIMPA presents Bringing the 'R' Back in RIMPA and ARANZ

ARANZ and RIMPA presents Bringing the 'R' Back in RIMPA and ARANZ Kia ora members, As leading industry bodies in Australia and New Zealand, ARANZ and RIMPA Global are joining forces to gatherRead more

Christmas Message

Tēnā koutou ARANZ members, This past year has been a great one for the Association and your Council is looking forward to supporting your mahi in 2023. Santa will be arriving very shortly with theRead more

Auckland RIG

Are you a Tāmaki-Makaurau-based ARANZ member who is keen to meet and network with other members? The ARANZ Council is putting feelers out to see whether there is interest from our members in formingRead more

Archives NZ Letter

The Chief Archivist Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga 10 Mulgrave Street Pipitea Wellington 6011 Tuesday, 22nd November 2022 Tēnā koe, Anahera, I have been asked to write onRead more


ARANZ and RIMPA Global form Memorandum of Understanding Archives & Records Association of NZ (ARANZ) and The Records and Information Management Practitioners Alliance Global (RIMPA), two leadingRead more

ALGIM Conference

12 Reasons why you need to attend the ALGIM Conference in November 2022 There is so much change in our sector and this conference gives you the lowdown on everything which is happening: MFE willRead more


ARANZ is aware of the new Incorporated Societies Act and is working proactively to comply with the legislation. Read more

Otago/Southland Regional Show & Tell Part 2

Brown Bag kōrero 17 November 2022 12-1pm on Zoom The Otago/Southland branch presents a regional show and tell from various institutions and organisations giving viewers a peek into their collectionRead more

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ARANZ Wellington Branch AGM 2022

ARANZ Wellington Branch will be hosting its AGM on Tuesday 30th August 2022 at 5:30pm.  The AGM will be held by Zoom and will include a talk by Maja Krtalić, senior lecturer in Information StudiesRead more


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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.