NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

What's Happening

The Royal New Zealand Ballet – with the New Zealand Army Band – presents a First World War-themed ballet, 'Salute'. Touring New Zealand in May and June 2015.

OFFICIAL WW100

To coincide with Armistice Day, our latest Perspectives video presents the WW100 Web Author's moving viewpoint on the young men who enlisted in 1914.

Upcoming Events

Te Whaea: NZ National Dance and Drama Centre, Wellington

Thursday 27 November 2014

War Memorial Conference & Convention Centre, Whanganui

Saturday 27 December 2014

Downtown Pier 4, Auckland

Saturday 27 December 2014

Rotorua A&P Showgrounds, Rotorua

Saturday 24 January 2015

Latest News

The second tranche of the Gallipoli 2015 ballot is underway, with just over 300 double passes to next year’s Anzac Day commemorations reallocated this week.

Statistics New Zealand has developed the First World War – Changing the fabric of our nation infographic to mark the First World War centenary from 2014 to 2018.

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'.

PapersPast

26 November 1914

A NATIVE RESERVE - Claim by Maoris of Southland - Wairarapa Daily Times, 26 Nov 1914 ow.ly/EraMd #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

26 November 1914

INTERESTING STORY FROM FLANDERS - Wairarapa Daily Times, 26 Nov 1914 ow.ly/Era4o #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

26 November 1914

I am very tired again the mowing kills me. A great fete in Carterton today in support of the Mayors relief fund #WW100 via @cox_diary

Fred Welch's diary

26 November 1914

At night thinned apples from one of our trees which is over laden with fruit. #WW100 wp.me/p3cCBk-LI via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

26 November 1914

VIGILANCE AT FORT KELBURN - Arrest of three solicitors - Press, 26 Nov 1914 ow.ly/Er7wj #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

26 November 1914

"Belgium week" in Auckland: ... in aid of the relief fund. #WW100 bit.ly/1CcoYSq via @AkWeeklyNews