What's Happening

OFFICIAL WW100 supports New Zealand students and their teachers to tell the stories of First World War Soldiers from their local community.

A free, site-specific multi-media project designed to remember Wellington city and her people during the First World War. From 16-18 October 2014.

Upcoming Events

Frankton Railway Station, Hamilton

Sunday 26 October 2014

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Wellington

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Knox Church, Dunedin

Thursday 9 October 2014

Archives New Zealand - Dunedin Office, Dunedin

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Latest News

The Lottery Grants Board anticipates that more funding will be available during 2014/15 to support the First World War centenary commemorations.

The last of 273 symbolic decorative poppies were laid on the wall of the newly named Arras Tunnel on 1 September 2014, which runs underneath the National War Memorial Park site.



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


24 September 1914

INDISCREET NEWSPAPERS - Ashburton Guardian, 24 Sep 1914 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

24 September 1914

Germans destroying villages & massacring a large proportion of the inhabitants, men & women. v#WW100 via @FPWelchdiaries

Auckland Weekly News

23 September 1914

The first men of the New Zealand force to land in Samoa #WW100 via @AkWeeklyNews


23 September 1914

WOMEN AND THE WAR - Mt Benger Mail, 23 Sep 1914 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

LTCOL Malone's Diary

23 September 1914

Very glad to see Norah and Mater again. Dined with Captain N.C. Hamilton, ASC #WW100 via @LTCOLMalone

LTCOL Malone's Diary

23 September 1914

We entrain for Wellington and embark. The embarkation staff is no good #WW100 via @LTCOLMalone