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

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland

Sunday 23 November 2014

Te Whaea: NZ National Dance and Drama Centre, Wellington

Sunday 23 November 2014

Ardmore Airport, Auckland

Sunday 23 November 2014

St Mary’s-in-Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland

Saturday 29 November 2014

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'.

Leslie Adkin's diary

23 November 1914

Very hot day - very exhausting, but splendid for growth. collections.tepapa.govt.nz/Topic/4828 #WW100 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

23 November 1914

FOUR LIVES LOST - Rotorua bathing fatality - Auckland Star, Nov 23 1914 ow.ly/E5w4Q #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

22 November 1914

Very severe earthquake about 7.45pm. Caused sensation in Church #WW100 ow.ly/DxkfV via @Denton_Diary

James Cox's diary

22 November 1914

I loafed today the weather was not pleasant for walking. A rather severe earthquake occurred about 7.50pm #WW100 via @cox_diary

Fred Welch's diary

22 November 1914

Kemble came up & got a lot of onions to plant out, also took some pumpkins. Heavy rain at night. #WW100 wp.me/p3cCBk-LA via @FPWelchdiaries

Bert Denton's Diary

22 November 1914

Church Anniversary Church in morning. Sang in choir #WW100 ow.ly/DxkaW via @Denton_Diary