NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

What's Happening

This exhibition tells of a province at war and will trace the deep and lasting impact of the First World War on the region. Opens at New Plymouth's Puke Ariki 17 April 2015.

OFFICIAL WW100

Online and mobile historical content, plus improving New Zealand-related information and signage at overseas battlefields and associated museums.

Upcoming Events

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington

Sat 18 Apr 2015 – Sat 25 Apr 2015

The Peaks Hall, Waikari

Fri 24 Apr 2015 – Sat 25 Apr 2015

Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland

Fri 24 Apr 2015 – Sat 25 Apr 2015

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington

Fri 24 Apr 2015

Latest News

On 13 March, The New Zealand Dance Company begins its Australasian tour of Rotunda – a tribute to the centenary of the First World War ANZAC landing at Gallipoli.

A spectacular series of commemorative events are planned for Anzac Week in Wellington during April as New Zealanders mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

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

4 March 1915

New Zealand fodder for New Zealand horses in Egypt: #WW100 bit.ly/17PiqLP via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

4 March 1915

WAIRARAPA EGG CIRCLE - Wairarapa Daily Times, 4 March 1915 ow.ly/IYJp9 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

4 March 1915

HOW TO READ IN BED - Thames Star, 4 March 1915 ow.ly/IYJlA #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

LTCOL Malone's Diary

4 March 1915

Getting a new denture made as a standby in case of accident to the one I have #WW100 ow.ly/JEZAT via @LTCOLMalone

James Cox's diary

4 March 1915

We started the stonenapping but only worked half an hour when the rain stopped us #WW100 via @cox_diary

PapersPast

4 March 1915

FEMALE FIGHTERS - Sun, 4 March 1915 ow.ly/IYJ0A #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ