NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

What's Happening

Enter the #MyAnzacDay photo competition and show how New Zealanders mark 100 years since the first Anzac Day.

Upcoming Events

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland
26 February – 13 November 2016

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

On 25 April each year we commemorate the landings of the Anzacs on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.

Latest News

New Zealand actor Sam Neill and broadcaster Carol Hirschfeld will be judging the recently launched #MyAnzacDay photo competition.

The popular series, Great War Stories returns to TV3’s Newshub in the week leading up to Anzac Day with a raft of New Zealand stories.

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'.

Bert Denton's Diary

29 April 1916

Edith & I left 7 o'clock - Palmerston 11 dinner, Hastings 6 o'clock. Billy Wilson on train https://t.co/dsa5uZimQB via @Denton_Diary

PapersPast

29 April 1916

CHILDREN'S TEETH - STATE ACTION PROMISED - Taranaki Daily News, 29 April 1916 https://t.co/WR827Io94X via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

29 April 1916

It was threatening for rain in the morning so I got a lot of firewood. https://t.co/C6v7iToEgZ via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

29 April 1916

Bells, Bikes, & Backlights at Brehaut Bros' - Timaru Herald, 29 April 1916 https://t.co/lGcQQYe87D via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

29 April 1916

Fine day but rain set in about 7.30 pm & continued all night. At office. Not much doing. . https://t.co/69F6YcQXJl via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

29 April 1916

I went to Greytown this evening for stores. I bought a shirt and had a beer. Some rain this evening via @cox_diary