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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.

If you are interested in becoming an ARANZ member please check out our membership benefits and application form. There are many advantages to membership and it is a key way of engaging with the information management profession and the issues before us.

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

Join us for Nga Taonga Tuku Iho 2018: A conference on Māori Archives and Records, the National Conference of the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand (ARANZ), August 22nd (Wed) - 24th (Fri), 2018. The conference venue is the 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.

Application for Conference Scholarship open now!


The Organising Committee is happy to announce that registration is now open at

Early bird pricing until 27 June 2018.


A block booking has been arranged at the Copthorne Hotel, with standard ($135) and superior ($155) rooms available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.

Please book directly with the hotel, tel: 07-348 0199 and quote block booking "3666878".

The above rates are per room per night and based on single, twin share or double occupancy. Accommodation prices are inclusive of 15% Goods & Services Tax (GST).

Tiena Jordan / Sean McMahon / Elizabeth Charlton

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Created by Lillie Le Dorre, Wellington, New Zealand. Source material courtesy Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga via DigitalNZ

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