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Objectives of NOHANZ

NOHANZ was formed in April 1986 as an outcome of the first national oral history conference held in Wellington.

  • to promote the practice and methods of oral history
  • to promote standards in oral history interviewing techniques, and in recording and preservation methods
  • to act as a resource of information and advise on practical and technical problems involved in making oral history recordings
  • to act as a co-ordinator of oral history activities throughout New Zealand
  • to produce an annual journal and regular newsletters
  • to promote regular oral history meetings, talks, seminars, workshops and demonstrations
  • to encourage the establishment of NOHANZ branches throughout New Zealand
  • to compile a directory of oral history holdings to improve access to collections held in libraries, archives and museums.

Benefits of Membership


Issued three times per year by NOHANZ, this contains news about developments in New Zealand and overseas, book reviews, technical guidance, and discussion of oral history issues.


NOHANZ publishes annually a collection of major articles about the theory and practice of oral history in New Zealand, with reports on projects. Contact for Journal


At regular conferences NOHANZ organises stimulating programmes of speakers, and technical demonstrations. NOHANZ members can also attend conferences run by the Oral History Association of Australia at members’ rates, under a reciprocal arrangement.


NOHANZ provides a means of contact between oral historians. Benefits can be gained by collaboration and the exchange of information.


NOHANZ provides expert information on how to find interview contacts, approach people, plan your interview, locate and use equipment, develop interview techniques, analyse material, and store recordings.


NOHANZ sets national standards in the recording and preservation of oral history. This is essential to ensure its long-term security.


NOHANZ prescribes a Code of Ethical & Technical Practice to protect the rights and wishes of those interviewed.


Your membership directly helps protect the rich oral heritage of New Zealand.


We are building our network of regional contacts. Please feel free to contact the contact person for your area or the Executive Committee

Region Email to Email Address
Auckland Megan Hutching
Wellington Paul Diamond
Oamaru Jacqui Foley
Dunedin Helen Frizzell
Christchurch Rosemary Baird
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National Oral History Association of New Zealand
Te Kete Kōrero-a-Waha o Te Motu
P.O. Box 3819, WELLINGTON, 6140
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