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

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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ARANZ AGM Dunedin 25 September 2020 and Council Nomination forms

The ARANZ AGM for 2020 is on Friday, 25th September 2020 at the Hocken Library – Seminar Room, Dunedin. The AGM will begin at 5pm with drinks and nibbles, with a 5:30pm AGM start time.

AGM 2020 Notice & Google Meet joining instructions

We also have nominations closing on 25 August 2020 should you wish to become a part of the ARANZ Council.

ARANZ Council 2020 2021 Nomination Form

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Postal ballot to modernise voting method for ARANZ constitution changes

Currently, in order to change any aspect of the ARANZ Constitution, a postal ballot is required. This is a costly process and not an environmentally friendly way to seek approval for change. We want to streamline and modernise so that our members can make the most of available technologies to vote in future ballots. 

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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.