What's Happening

Thames-Coromandel District Council is developing a conservation plan for the Thames Monument, an early 1920s memorial which commemorates local soldiers who were lost in the First World War.

Creating an education pack about the First World War for students years 7-10, focusing on the Canterbury region and Christchurch City Libraries resources. 

Upcoming Events

Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Christchurch City

Sat 1 Aug 2015 – Sat 8 Aug 2015

Shambles Theatre, Rotorua

Sat 1 Aug 2015 – Sat 8 Aug 2015

Dominion Museum Building, Wellington

Sat 1 Aug 2015 – Sun 31 Jan 2016

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington

Sat 8 Aug 2015

Latest News

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss says a multi-media competition for year 13 students will help ensure the bravery and sacrifice of New Zealand troops during the Battle of Passchendaele is not forgotten.

Officers and soldiers of the 5th/7th Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment will march through the streets of Stratford on Saturday 8 August to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Chunuk Bair.



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

Leslie Adkin's diary

1 August 1915

Rev Abbey very ill with appendicitis. #WW100 via @adkin_diary

NZ&A Division Diary

1 August 1915

A new map of proportions of the Gallipoli Peninsula was issued & brought into use #WW100 via @ANZACDiary

Fred Welch's diary

1 August 1915

Leo & I walked to Courtenay Place & I got a tramcar to Seatoun where I stayed at sister Ada's. #WW100. via @FPWelchdiaries

CS Clarke's Diary

1 August 1915

It rained a good deal last night and during the morning. #WW100 via @csclarke_diary

Auckland Weekly News

31 July 1915

Pilots of a vessel, with the noble mission: #WW100 via @AkWeeklyNews


31 July 1915

THE RETIREMENT ON WARSAW - Wanganui Chronicle, 31 July 1915 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ