NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

What's Happening

Nationwide tour of 'Rotunda', which mixes live brass music with contemporary dance theatre. Choreographed by Shona McCullagh and dancers of The New Zealand Dance Company.

OFFICIAL WW100

The redeveloped Cenotaph database, Online Cenotaph, includes a page about every New Zealand soldier who served in the First World War.

Upcoming Events

Birch Hill Station, Oxford

Saturday 14 February 2015

Newtown Cultural Community Centre, Wellington

Wednesday 15 April 2015

Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland

Friday 24 April 2015

Palmerston North Railway Station, Palmerston North

Saturday 25 April 2015

Latest News

Descendants of those involved in the Gallipoli Campaign are invited to form a central part of a special commemorative service in London on 25 April 2015.

The Lottery World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage (LWEH) Committee is now open until mid-February 2015.

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'.

Bert Denton's Diary

31 January 1915

Robert & children overlooked dinner hour. Search party out #WW100 ow.ly/G5cZp via @Denton_Diary

James Cox's diary

31 January 1915

This morning I walked to the Waiohine bridge. I did some sewing and rested this afternoon #WW100 via @cox_diary

Leslie Adkin's diary

31 January 1915

Maud is such a darling, letting me cuddle her. collections.tepapa.govt.nz/Topic/4897 #WW100 via @adkin_diary

Roy Bruce's letters

31 January 1915

The Turks have managed to cross the desert, I believe by building a line of railway behind them #WW100 ow.ly/G8ZvB via @Bruce_letters

Fred Welch's diary

31 January 1915

Took Gretta & Norma down to the Ruamahanga river where they had a bathe.#WW100. wp.me/p3cCBk-PY via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

30 January 1915

DAY OF RECKONING, Wairarapa Age, 30 January 1915 ow.ly/GXTQU #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ