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This book, launched in October 2015 by Lt Col Lee Turner with the foreword signed by HRH Princess Anne, records the 100 year history of the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps.


First World War inquiry guides and resource packs for teachers of years 1-13, made available on the Ministry of Education’s portal for educators,

Upcoming Events

Te Papa, Wellington

Thu 11 Feb 2016 – Mon 25 Apr 2016

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington

Thu 11 Feb 2016 – Sun 11 Nov 2018

Dominion Museum Building, Wellington

Thu 11 Feb 2016 – Sat 31 Dec 2016

Kumeu Showgrounds, Auckland

Sat 12 Mar 2016 – Sun 13 Mar 2016

Latest News

Creative New Zealand is pleased to announce the fourth round of grants from its First World War Centenary (WW100) Co-Commissioning Fund.


New Zealand’s international First World War commemorations will focus on the Western Front with Anzac Day-related ceremonies in France and Belgium and the Battle of the Somme centenary on 15 September this year.



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


10 February 1916

CENSUS TO BE TAKEN - Auckland Star, 10 February 1916 via @PapersPastNZ


10 February 1916

TEPID BATHS - THE CARNIVAL CONTINUED - Dominion, 10 February 1916 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

10 February 1916

Reported in New York that German cruiser Roon has been captured by a British cruiser Drake. . via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

10 February 1916

I took my butter jars to Hadfields ready for tomorrow and they gave me some plums via @cox_diary


10 February 1916

MUNITIONS IN THE HOME - Bruce Herald, 10 February 1916 via @PapersPastNZ

H H Stephens

10 February 1916

Had our usual route marches to-day. Stopped in this evening. via @HHStephens