NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

What's Happening

To place the Anzac poppy flower head on the places such as roads and facilities that are named after wartime activities or people.  

Upcoming Events

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland
26 February – 13 November 2016

Legacy projects

Listen to New Zealand's First World War story. Audio guides, soldiers' personal stories and historical insights to help you explore Gallipoli and discover the Western Front.

Overseas Ceremonies

There are three commemorative services on 15 September 2016 in Longueval, France, to mark New Zealand's involvement in the Battle of the Somme.

Latest News

WW100 is looking for French cultural and community groups and French businesses who are interested in sharing their culture through art, music, song, dance, food, and crafts following the War in France commemorative ceremony on 18 September 2016.

Staff and a student from Otago’s National School of Surveying are currently using 3D laser scanning to map the tunnels and caves beneath Arras, creating a stunning virtual world to be explored from the safety of their newly launched website.

WW1914-1919

@life100yearsago

History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily tweets from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared 100 years later in 'real-time'.

Auckland Weekly News

PapersPast

29 July 1916

PERMITS FOR LADIES - Star, 29 July 1916 https://t.co/lJcl95HOWE via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

29 July 1916

Took Miss Groves to pictures https://t.co/jFLsyxKacx via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

29 July 1916

THE WHEAT WEEVIL - Southland Times, 29 July 1916 https://t.co/YUhxnLjKGF via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

29 July 1916

Down to G C Jones in connection with the proposed chess players versus a team from Featherston camp. . https://t.co/DYx6ctjIsQ via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

29 July 1916

I went to work at Dean Wallis' this morning but only until about 1pm. I was unwell today so had to give up via @cox_diary