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We've created a series animated videos to explore some of the more curious aspects of New Zealand's First World War experience. Released periodically over 2016-17.

Upcoming Events

National Army Museum, Waiōuru
Wed 5 Oct 2016 – Mon 6 Feb 2017

Legacy projects

The Government created Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington to acknowledge the centenary of the First World War. Opened 18 April 2015.

Overseas Ceremonies

Marking the 100th anniversary New Zealand's participation in the Battle of Passchendaele on 12 October 2017.

Latest News

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss has announced 18-year-old Mina Bixley as the winner of the 2016 Battle of Passchendaele Multi-Media Competition.

WW100 is looking for a motivated, energetic and innovative communications graduate who is keen to share their creative skills with our team on a 12 months fixed term contract.



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

23 October 1916

Henry rode over to Ahomatariki before breakfast to help Jack dock his lambs. via @csclarke_diary


23 October 1916

THRILLS BELOW THE SEA - Dunstan Times, 23 October 1916 via @PapersPastNZ


23 October 1916

THE ILLICIT PASTIME OF "HEADING 'EM" - Dominion, 23 October 1916 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

23 October 1916

Before tea I put in about an hour hawing & bursting up tough gum stump. . via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

23 October 1916

The house is filling now for the show via @cox_diary


23 October 1916

BETTER THAN NIGHTINGALES - Bruce Herald, 23 October 1916 via @PapersPastNZ