This is the web site of SCANZ, the New Zealand arm of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international organisation and inclusive community pursing research and recreation of pre-seventeenth century life, encouraging its participants to employ a knowledge of history to enrich their lives and the lives of others through events, demonstrations, and other educational venues. SCANZ is the umbrella organisation which provides membership and insurance for SCA branches around New Zealand - you'll find most of the information about what we do on the branch webpages.
There are active SCA groups across New Zealand, running feasts, tournaments and camping events.
To see what's going on in your area, check out:
- Auckland (with a smaller group in Whangarei)
- Wellington (with a smaller group in the Wairarapa)
- Christchurch (with smaller groups in Nelson, Dunedin and Invercargill)
A good introduction to what the SCA is and what we do can be found at The Online SCA Demo. If you are an existing member you can go to the membership page to download the latest issue of our newsletter, Pegasus.