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ARANZ: Archives and Records Association of New Zealand

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, Otago/Southland, Central Districts, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, and Wellington.

Our members include: Archivists; recordkeepers; 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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Professional Resources

ARANZ provides useful resources to assist members both professionally & in their wider understanding of the information management environment.

Jessie Munro, winner of the Ian Wards Prize 2017 with Seán McMahon, President of ARANZ at the AGM, 23 August 2017

News and Events

Otago/Southland Branch exhibition - Vogel Street Party, Dunedin -14 October 2017

ARANZ and the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) Memorandum of Understanding - Signed 16 September 2017

Save the Date! ARANZ Conference - Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho 2018. This conference will be held at Copthorne Hotel, Rotorua, 22-25 August 2018. Watch this space for calls for papers

ARANZ AGM - 23 August 2017 Agenda and Public Talk

Diverse Worlds, the 2017 National Conference of the Australian Society of Australia and 2017 Information Technologies Indigenous Communities Symposium - 25-28 September 2017

Join the Australian Society for Diverse Worlds, their 2017 National Conference which will be held alongside the 2017 Information Technologies Indigenous Communities Symposium at the University of Melbourne. ARANZ members can register at ASA member rates. Early bird registrations finish on 11 August 2017.

ARANZ AGM, Wellington - 23 August 2017

The following positions are available: Treasurer & 4 Councillors. For more information and nomination form see here. Nominations close on the 24 July 2017

ARANZ Wellington Branch AGM - 16 August 2017

ARANZ Otago and Southland Branch AGM, Dunedin - 8 August 2017

Locating Leaves: Identifying Early-Printed Fragments in the Turnbull Collections - 25 May 2017

Archives and Copyright Seminar, Wellington - 17 May 2017

ARANZ AWARDS - Call for nominations for two prizes - 17 March 2017

Submission on the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill - 3 March 2017

Submission to Nga Taonga Sound & Vision Archive - Strategic Review (22 December 2016) - 24 February 2017

Submission on RiC-CM to ICA - January 2017

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There are many advantages to membership and it is a key way of engaging with the information management profession and the issues before us... Read more


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