NHZA currently administers and awards two biennial history prizes:
- the W. H. Oliver prize, established in 2015, for best New Zealand history book; and
- the Mary Boyd prize, established in 2013, for best New Zealand history article.
NZHA also co-administers a New Zealand Journal of History prize for best NZHA conference presentation by a graduate student.
In 2016 the Association is reviewing its prizes. The prizes will next be awarded in 2017. Watch this page for updates and calls for entries.