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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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Nga Taonga Tuku Iho 2018: A conference on Māori Archives and Records, Rotorua

Join us for Nga Taonga Tuku Iho 2018: A conference on Māori Archives and Records, Rotorua, August 22nd (Wed) - 24th (Fri), 2018. This conference will be held at Copthorne Hotel, Rotorua.

The theme of the conference is: Māori archives and records. This theme and kaupapa allows for an exploration of the discovery, preservation, description, record keeping, interconnectedness and meaning of Māori records, archives and taonga. The 2018 conference looks to explore opportunities for researchers, communities and organisations to collaborate in the guardianship of knowledge, facilitate researcher engagement and help safeguard our collective past in perpetuity.



ARANZ Member, includes ASA members Conference $425.00

ARANZ Student member, Conference $275.00

Non-member, Conference $500.00


  • Call for Papers NOW CLOSED
  • Early Bird Registration - CLOSED (payment due by 29 June)
  • Registration Closes - 10 August 2018 (payment due by 17 August) REGISTRATION HAS SOLD OUT 8 AUGUST
  • SIGs, Workshop, AGM and Welcome Function - 22 August 2018
  • Conference: 23 - 24 August 2018

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ARANZ would like to thank for supporting our conference as our Principal Sponsor.

Silver Sponsors

ARANZ would like to thank our Silver Sponsors for supporting the 2018 conference


Keynote Speaker: Dame Anne Salmond

Keynote Speaker – Dame Anne Salmond - Ngā Rākau a Te Pākeha : The Dominion Museum East Coast expedition 1923

Co-presenting with Billie Lythberg and also Natalie Robertson if she can make it - Ngāti Porou film maker and photographer

This paper will look at the life of the films and photographs from the Dominion Museum expedition to Te Tairāwhiti in 1923. This expedition, initiated by Sir Apirana Ngata to record ancestral tikanga that he feared might be vanishing, involved Te Rangihiroa (Peter Buck), Johannes Andersen, Elsdon Best and the film-maker and photographer James McDonald (Anne Salmond's great grandfather). We will reflect on contemporary experiments involving these taonga.

Dame Anne Salmond is Distinguished Professor of Maori Studies and Anthropology at the University of Auckland. She has written a number of award-winning books, including The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas and Aphrodite’s Island: The European Discovery of Tahiti, that examine James Cook’s Pacific explorations, and won many literary prizes including the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement. Her latest book, Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds, has just been released. She has been elected as a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences in the US and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. In 2013 she was awarded the Rutherford Medal, New Zealand’s top scientific award, and selected as New Zealander of the Year.

Workshop, SIG meetings and AGM - Wednesday 22 August
Conference - Thursday and Friday 23-24 August
Accommodation Options:

Ashleigh Court Motel 07 3487456

Wylie Court Motel 07 3477879

Coachman 07 3490960

Tiena Jordan / Sean McMahon / Elizabeth Charlton

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