Records Management Association of Australasia (RMAA)
The Archives and Records Association of NZ (ARANZ) and RMAA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for new areas of collaboration.
A joint statement from the ARANZ President, Joanna Newman, MRMA, and the NZ Branch President, Julia Harris, ARMA, issued in December said: “ARANZ and RMAA have many areas of common interest, as they work to support those employed in recordkeeping or otherwise involved as stakeholders. Although our two organisations have different focuses and ways of operating, in New Zealand it often makes sense for us to combine our resources or work together. By doing this, we can ensure that recordkeeping professionals have the best possible opportunities for development.” The two organisations already have a history of combined events in Wellington, not least of which is the now-traditional, joint Christmas party. Joanna Newman and Julia Harris signed the MoU at their latest Christmas beano, Greens, Jacks and Muslin Gowns, held at the Victoria Bowling Club in Mt Victoria, Wellington (hence Joanna’s rather unusual costume for such an official occasion!)