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He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph provides portable digital access to Online Cenotaph using innovative purpose-built digitisation kiosks at a range of locations throughout New Zealand.


A web-based project, commissioned by New Zealand Post, highlighting the vital role played by New Zealand’s postal system – the Internet of its time – during the First World War.

Upcoming Events

Te Papa, Wellington

Wed 2 Dec 2015 – Mon 25 Apr 2016

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington

Wed 2 Dec 2015 – Sun 11 Nov 2018

Appleton Park, Wellington

Wed 2 Dec 2015

Dominion Museum Building, Wellington

Wed 2 Dec 2015 – Sun 31 Jan 2016

Latest News

Six prominent New Zealanders will travel to France to take an active role in the creation and elaboration process of the French memorial to be erected in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in 2018.

A new interactive guide to New Zealand’s First World War history on the Western Front – and one of the First World War centenary legacy projects – is now available.



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

CS Clarke's Diary

2 December 1915

Fred took some snap shots of the house & the cattle. via @csclarke_diary


2 December 1915

GREAT WELCOME AT ANZAC - Colonist, 2 December 1915 via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

1 December 1915

Church in evening & Adkins where Edith is staying for a few days via @Denton_Diary


1 December 1915

THE CORRUPT PRESS - Maoriland Worker, 1 December 1915 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

1 December 1915

Fun at Pukekohe: hairdressing competition at the fair... via @AkWeeklyNews

Corp. William McCaw

1 December 1915

The sun was again shy for helio work so back to the sheds for buzzer. Then we had night maneuvers away beyond Zeitoun. via @McCaw_diary