What's Happening

The New Zealand Geographic Board’s project to research and collect the stories behind New Zealand’s First World War place names.


The Walking With An Anzac Tumblr supports New Zealand students and their teachers to tell the stories of First World War Soldiers from their local community.

Upcoming Events

Te Papa, Wellington

Tue 1 Sep 2015 – Thu 24 Dec 2015

Dominion Museum Building, Wellington

Tue 1 Sep 2015 – Sun 31 Jan 2016

Te Pou Theatre, Auckland

Thu 3 Sep 2015 – Sun 6 Sep 2015

Featherston Anzac Hall, Featherston

Sun 27 Sep 2015

Latest News

A new name for the New Zealand Defence Force rugby team was announced shortly before their commemorative tour of Europe.

More than 400 people attended the commemoration of the Battle for Chunuk Bair on the Gallipoli Peninsula, at an intimate and poignant service to remember the hundreds of soldiers killed during the violent battle.



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 September 1915

Started making a gate in big shed. #WW100 via @adkin_diary

CS Clarke's Diary

1 September 1915

Jack came up by the Kawau this afternoon, we all went down to meet him. #WW100 via @csclarke_diary


1 September 1915

A BELGIUM OF POLAND - Germany's methods - Northern Advocate, 1 September 1915 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

31 August 1915

New Zealand and Australian troops guarding Turkish prisoners: #WW100 via @AkWeeklyNews


31 August 1915

THE GERMAN LIE FACTORY - Spreading stories of victories - Northern Advocate, 31 August 1915 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ


31 August 1915

A PERISCOPIC RIFLE - Dominion, 31 August 1915 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ