NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

What's Happening

A 70-minute film programme which shows New Zealand’s experience of the First World War.

Upcoming Events

Te Papa, Wellington
18 April 2015 - April 2018

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

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Messines on 7 June 2017, at the New Zealand Memorial, Mesen, Belgium.

Latest News

The doors have opened to Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre, a stunning new war memorial gallery furthering the preservation of Auckland’s history and creating a legacy for the First World War Centenary.

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum curators are requesting information, photographs, or artefacts that would help tell the story of women at war.

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

5 December 1916

Appeal to the Maoris of the Waikato: the Hon. James Allen, New Zealand Minister... https://t.co/N5dmgXkqPn https://t.co/6hvTnkanoI via @AkWeeklyNews

CS Clarke's Diary

5 December 1916

The Schneidermans were splitting rails on the road below this place. https://t.co/3ZZRfYDi4o via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

5 December 1916

PERSONAL ITEMS - Press, 5 December 1916 https://t.co/gExNDK6lbJ via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

5 December 1916

Before breakfast I put in an hour cutting hay up at Creswell’s. Down to office. . https://t.co/fElNoBXKwI via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

5 December 1916

TYPOGRAPHICAL DISPUTE - Both parties firm - NZ Herald, 5 December 1916 https://t.co/BK9iH4Tawu via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

5 December 1916

This morning I walked to Greytown and back and loafed since via @cox_diary