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Te Huinga Mahara

2024 Conference Registrations & Scholarships

The Registration page for the Conference is here.

The Scholarship Application form has the details of the 3x Student, 3x Cost of Living and 1x Iwi Archivist scholarships/bursaries provided by ARANZ for members that apply and are selected.

Call for Papers: Tandanya-Adelaide Declaration Symposium 2024

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the Tandanya-Adelaide Declaration Symposium 2024, which will take place during this year’s conference on 25 October 2024 at the Te Pae Convention Centre, Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa. Join us on the lands of the Ngāi Tahu to reflect on and discuss the implementation of the Tandanya-Adelaide Declaration.

The Tandanya-Adelaide Declaration (the Declaration) is a milestone document that was launched by the International Council of Archives (ICA) and the National Archives of Australia (NAA) on 25 October 2019. The Declaration called on the jurisdictional archives of the world to acknowledge and adopt themes and commitments of the declaration for immediate action. 

The Tandanya-Adelaide Declaration Symposium will provide opportunities to critically reflect on the Declaration, both as a statement of purpose but also as a guide to practical action. The event is an opportunity to hear from and connect with First Nations community members, GLAM practitioners and allies on work undertaken to implement the Tandanya-Adelaide Declaration. 


The Symposium Programming Committee invites community, organisational and institutional perspectives on the use of the Declaration. Participants are encouraged to share the ways in which they have been utilising the Declaration in their work and activities. The day aims to focus on discussing existing projects and invites critical conversations on gaps and needed improvements. 

The Symposium Programming Committee will give preference to lightning talks that align with the Tandanya-Adelaide Declaration’s five themes:

  1. Knowledge authorities

  2. Property and ownership

  3. Recognition and identity

  4. Research and access

  5. Self-determination

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Monday 22 July 2024, midnight (AEST)

You can find full details and how to submit your abstract here.

Questions? Contact us at

Kind regards,

Symposium Programming Committee
Indigenous Archives Collective and ASA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Special Interest Group

Closure of Archives NZ Digitisation Programme and on-demand services

The ARANZ President on behalf of the ARANZ council and members has written to the Chief Archivist, Archives New Zealand, to express the Association's disappointment and concerns regarding the announced closure of their Te Maeatanga Digitisation Programme and on-demand service. 

You can read the President's letter here

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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.

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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.