News & Events

In this section we provide you with up-to-date information about conferences, training sessions, seminars, talks and exhibitions relating to archives and records keeping.

If you would like your archives or records related event added to the upcoming events calendar,  please send the relevant details to the ARANZ Webmaster. Note that it does not have to be an ARANZ associated event.






  • August 13, 2020

Postal ballot to modernise voting method for ARANZ constitution changes

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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  • August 9, 2020

ARANZ Otago/Southland AGM

Speaker: Douglas Roberts, Scottish Council on Archives

Due to the current uncertainty, it has been decided by the Otago/Southland Branch Committee that the AGM will go ahead, but will be held online via:
ZOOM on TUESDAY 18th AUGUST 2020 at 5:30pm. 
Formal business will begin at 5:30pm; Douglas Roberts will begin his talk at 6:00pm. 

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  • August 5, 2020

Wellington Branch AGM

Wellington Branch AGM

ARANZ Wellington Branch AGM with a Pacific Virtual Museum pilot project update

Date: Tuesday 18 August 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Cost: Free event.

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  • July 18, 2020

AGM 2020 notice / Archifacts update / Community Archive survey / Recognition of longstanding ARANZ members

General Report to ARANZ Branches and Members

The ARANZ AGM for 2020 has now been set for 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.

The agenda includes a presentation of activities for the year by Council members, election of officers and the awarding of scholarships and prizes. There will also be a discussion on the topic of the Community Archives and outcome of the survey sent to members and researchers. This will be followed by a back of house tour of the Hocken Library.

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  • June 30, 2020

Questions and Answers evening with local archivists

Otago Southland Event

Please join ARANZ for a special Questions and Answers evening with local archivists:

  • Anna Blackman – Hocken Collections  
  • Anne Jackman – Archives New Zealand
  • Rachel Hurd – Presbyterian Research Centre

There will be discussion on how Covid-19 impacted local archivists and their archival repositories, touching on what they did to manage with the evolution of lockdown.

Tuesday 30th June 2020


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