NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

Activities and Projects

Construction of crosses for a Hamilton field of remembrance.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, Memorials, Facilities Audience: veterans, Descendants, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton Organised by: Hamilton RSA Category: Memorials or monuments

Auckland Libraries has developed a research guide, which outlines the First World War resources available at Auckland Libraries and Auckland Council Archives.

Topics: Digital, Ressearch, Guides, Education, Conscientious objection Audience: Teachers, Students, General, Researchers, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Council Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

A three-week exhibition and installation project at Depot Artspace, focusing on the impact of the First World War on the Devonport community. Opens March 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Community contribution Audience: General, local visitors, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Devonport Organised by: The Depot Artspace Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Honouring the Anzacs through large military displays, memorabilia, film, Anzac memories and more. Rotorua A & P Lifestyle Expo, 24-25 January 2015.

Topics: Events, ANZAC Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua Organised by: Rotorua Agricultural and Pastoral Association Show Category: Other

An illustrated history of New Zealand’s war experience, by Kirstie Ross and Kate Hunter. Published by Te Papa Press, August 2014.

Topics: History, Publications, Photography, Books, August 14 Audience: Teachers, School students, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Te Papa Press, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Category: Publications and online resources

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra presents a set of commemorative classical music pieces at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, on Monday 25 May 2015.

Topics: Classical Music, Events, Gallipoli, Music, Orchestral music Audience: General, classical music lovers, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Construction of a new memorial to New Zealand First World War Tunnellers. Officially dedicated in March 1916.

Topics: Memorials, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Lottery Grant Recipients, Western Front, NZEF Audience: local visitors, Teachers, School students, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Waihi Organised by: Waihi Heritage Vision Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

Restoring the First World War memorial to Maori soldiers in Moutoa Gardens (Pakaitore) Historic Reserve.

Moutoa Gardens memorial (Photo: Janine Faulknor)
Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients, Facilities, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: local visitors, General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wanganui Organised by: Pakaitore Historic Reserve Board Category: Memorials or monuments

Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Wellington Batallion capture of Chunuk Bair on Gallipoli on 8 August 1915. Events in Napier will include a service, beating retreat and military ball.

Topics: Events, Ceremonies, Commemorations Audience: General, Families Located in: Napier Organised by: 7 WnHB Regimental Association Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

The Douai Hockey Club and Le Coquelicot - Following their Footsteps are jointly organising a U15 international youth hockey tournament to mark the First World War centenary.

Playing hockey behind the lines during the First World War.
Topics: France, Sports, Events, Overseas activities Audience: Teachers, Schools, Students, Youth Located in: France, New Zealand, Wellsford Organised by: Le Coquelicot - Following in their Footsteps Category: Competitions & sporting events

A blog for reviews of books on war written for children: stories that we need to remember, and should never forget.  

 

Topics: Websites, Publications, Education, Books Audience: Families, Teachers, Primary students, secondary students, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Philippa Werry Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning, Creative projects or crafts

Nelson Musical Theatre presents a new production of Oh What a Lovely War! at Nelson's Theatre Royal from 11 -  22 November.

Topics: Musicals, Events, Performing Arts, Theatrical performances, Comedy Audience: Artists, Families, General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Nelson Organised by: Theatre Royal Nelson Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

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