Activities and Projects

A printed overview of New Zealanders’ experiences on the Western Front.

New Zealand reinforcements on the way up to the line, Western Front. Image courtesy of New Zealand Defence Force.
Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme, Western Front Audience: General Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

Erecting a bronze figure of the Risen Christ in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Hill St, Wellington on Monday 14th of July 2014 at 3pm.

Army chaplains, 1916. Photo courtesy of Society of Mary Archives.
Topics: Events, Chaplains to the Forces, Religion Audience: General Located in: Wellington Organised by: Committee of the Catholic Military Ordinariate Category: Memorials or monuments

2014 Writers Week presents two experts on 'the war to end all wars': Margaret MacMillan (8 March 2014) and Christopher Pugsley (12 March 2014).

Topics: Events, Writers, History Audience: General Located in: Wellington Organised by: New Zealand Festival Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

On 28-30 November 2013 a multidisciplinary conference will be held on rethinking war, particularly New Zealand’s connections with and contribution to ‘the Great War’.

Topics: Conferences, Events Audience: Scholars, Tertiary students, academics Located in: Wellington Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Uncovering the stories in an album of 300 postcards collected by Elsie just before and during World War I. There are postcards from family, soldiers and pen-pals.

Topics: Personal stories, Digital, Research, History, Family History Audience: General Public Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning, Preservation, conservation or protection

Constructing a First World War commemorative space and development of a First World War resource centre at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum in Devonport.

Ye Old Chippys Shop at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Education Audience: General, School students Located in: Devonport Organised by: National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy Museum Trust Board Inc Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Creating a database of information on Mid-Canterbury (Ashburton and districts) soldiers - casualties and returned soldiers; forms available to add information on your local soldier.

Topics: Websites, History, Soldiers, Digital, Research Audience: Mid-Canterbury, Family history researchers, historians, Researchers Located in: Ashburton, Methven, Rakaia Organised by: Elisabeth (Liz) Quaid Category: Research or lifelong learning

An online exhibition to commemorate the centenary using documents and images from the Auckland Council Archives collection, plus indexing of names from war memorials.

Topics: Family History, Memorials, Digital, Soldiers Audience: Genealogists, Researchers, Local Government, Families, General Located in: Auckland Organised by: Auckland Council Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Memorials or monuments

Follow a personal journey to visit 100 New Zealand WW1 memorials and tell some of the fallen's stories by August 2014.

Paeroa Memorial photographed by Helen Vail.
Topics: Memorials, Websites, Research, Digital, Blogs Audience: General Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

Creating a database of the Rolls of Honour in the Ashburton District, and a digital archive of these rolls and memorials.

Topics: Memorials, Archival research, Digital, Family research Located in: Ashburton, Methven, Rakaia Organised by: Ashburton District Family History Group Category: Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning

Hokitika Museum plans to develop a database of all Westland people who served during WW1 to support personal connections, sharing of information and commemorations of Westland’s role in WW1.

Topics: Westland, Memorials, Digital Audience: Teachers, secondary students, Volunteers, historians, Genealogists Located in: Hokitika Organised by: Hokitika Museum, Westland District Library Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning

Can you help Te Papa identify 108 First World War soldiers in portraits by Wellington photographers Berry & Co?

Portrait of a soldier (perhaps Bolton) and female companion, taken in around 1917 by Berry & Co. Image source: Te Papa.
Topics: Soldiers, Portraits, Photographs, Identification, Digital Audience: General Organised by: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Category: Publications and online resources

A Rotary community project to enable young people to explore and share local knowledge about the First World War.

Messines Road sign
Topics: Education Audience: Teachers, School students Organised by: Rotary Club of Karori, Rotary District 9940 Category: Classroom Activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

The Christchurch RSA will be opening its new clubrooms on 4 August 2014, 100 years from the outbreak of WW1. The old clubrooms where destroyed in the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.

Topics: RSA, Buildings Located in: Christchurch Organised by: Christchurch Memorial Returned and Sevices Association Category: Other

A show garden entered into the 2014 Ellerslie flower show. The theme for this abstract and thought-provoking garden is the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the First World War.

Portrayal of the garden to be built at Ellerslie in 2014
Topics: Floral arrangements Audience: General Located in: Christchurch Organised by: GLD Architectural Landscape Design Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Memorials or monuments, Creative projects or crafts

In this 6-week course you will learn about the causes, course and consequences of the conflict and examine major aspects of the world that entered and fought the First World War.

Topics: Events, Education, History Audience: Families, secondary students, returned service veterans, historians, Descendants Located in: Wellington Organised by: Victoria University Continuing Education Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

A centre for learning will be associated with the National War Memorial in Buckle St, Wellington.

National War Memorial in Wellington
Topics: Visitor centres Audience: Teachers, Students, General, Tourists, Families Located in: Wellington Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Visitor Centres

Digitising First World War related records and the creation of a commemorative DVD. These records include; photos of soldiers and armaments, letters, postcards, and stories of soldiers who served.

Topics: Digital, DVD, preservation, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: residents, General, local visitors, Descendants, Students Located in: Bulls, Hunterville, Marton, Taihape Organised by: Rangitikei District Council, Rangitikei Heritage Group Category: Preservation, conservation or protection

Creating five outdoor floral carpets to commemorate the First World War.

Topics: Floral carpets, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Students, Families Located in: Whangarei Organised by: Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei District Council, Whangarei RSA Trust Category: Other

The first of its kind for New Zealand – New Zealand and the First World War by Damien Fenton – dynamically illustrates 50 key episodes of our wartime life.

Ion Brown, The battle of Chunuk Bair, 8 August 1915, oil on canvas
Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme Audience: General Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

Displays of written material, photos and artefacts relating to Prebbleton and its contribution to the First World War.

Prebbleton War Memorial
Topics: displays, Events Audience: General Located in: Prebbleton Organised by: Prebbleton Heritage Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Creating an adaptable and mobile First World War-related exhibition space and exhibition programme.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Students, local visitors Located in: Tauranga Organised by: Tauranga Heritage Collection, Tauranga City Council, WW100 Tauranga Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

An exhibition that explores the stories of Central Otago; leading up to, during, and after the First World War. Full details will be available on our website.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions Audience: Families, local visitors, Schools Located in: Alexandra Organised by: Alexandra District Museum Inc trading as Central Stories Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Short Youtube films telling personal stories about New Zealanders affected by the First World War.

Topics: Personal stories, Film, Digital, History Audience: Students, Teachers Organised by: Alexander Turnbull Library, Archives New Zealand, Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

A personal quest to show 100 postcards portraying New Zealand and her people during WW1.

Topics: ANZACs, History, Soldiers, Personal stories, Memorials Audience: General, Families, Researchers, Teachers, Students Located in: Wellington Organised by: Glenn Reddiex Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning, Creative projects or crafts

On Anzac Day 2014 a guard of New Zealand Cadet Force members will be posted for a continuous 24 hours on the memorial gate at Otago Boys High School in Dunedin.

Topics: New Zealand Cadet Forces, Cadet Forces, Otago Boys, youth, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: Public Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: 42 (City of Dunedin) Squadron - Air Training Corps Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

A Field of Remembrance will be established on Windsor Reserve in Devonport. It will be planted initially for Armistice Day 2013 and subsequently for major commemorative activities.

Topics: Memorials, RSA, Fields of Remembrance Audience: General Located in: Auckland, Devonport Organised by: Fred Wilson - Secretary of Devonport RSA Category: Memorials or monuments

More than 10 000 horses accompanied our Kiwi soldiers to the battlefields of the First World War. They served and endured and sadly at the war's end they were left behind.

Topics: Horses, Exhibitions, Events, Heritage Audience: General, Schools, Community Groups, Students, Teachers Located in: Papakura Organised by: Papakura Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

The Lion Foundation Season of ONCE ON CHUNUK BAIR by Maurice Shadbolt, produced by Auckland Theatre Company. A classic play about the tragic battle at Gallipoli, on 12 June – 5 July 2014.

Topics: performance, Theatre, play, Gallipoli, Chunuk Bair Audience: Teachers, Students, General, Families, returned service veterans Located in: Auckland Organised by: Auckland Theatre Company Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Historical re-enactments, Concerts, festivals or performances

Women at the Front (working title) is a new international theatre collaboration for WW100 between Ake Ake Theatre Company NZ and Sanja Krsmanovic Tasic (Dah Teatar) Serbia. Funded by Creative NZ.

Topics: Theatre, dance, women, Serbia, Military medical care Audience: theatre goers, Teachers, Students, women's war service, Balkan interest Located in: Serbia, Dunedin Organised by: Ake Ake Theatre Company - Dunedin Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Finding WWI rolls of honour in Point Chevalier, Avondale and New Lynn, researching the background to the names, and those not included on honour boards within the areas, with view to publication.

Topics: Historical records, Local history, Rolls of Honour, Memorials Located in: Auckland Organised by: Avondale-Waterview Historical Society, in conjunction with Point Chevalier Historical Society Category: Memorials or monuments

Creating New Zealand’s most comprehensive online resource on New Zealand and the First World War at www.firstworldwar.govt.nz

Topics: Websites, History, Digital Audience: General, Teachers, Students Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

A broad-ranging book combining history and heritage to tell the story of New Zealand’s home front experiences.

Imelda with Rose Young, curator of history at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, in the museum's First World War Sanctuary.
Topics: Books, Heritage, History, Memorials, First World War Centenary History Programme Audience: General Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

Digitising a wide selection of First World War letters and diaries held in the Manuscripts Collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Topics: Personal stories, diaries, letters, Digital, History Audience: Researchers, Tertiary students, secondary students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Alexander Turnbull Library Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

The Last Maopo, a book to be officially launched on Anzac Day 2014, provides insight into the Māori experience of the First World War by retelling the life of Ngāi Tahu soldier Wiremu Maopo.

Members of the Pioneer Battalion performing a haka (H679)
Topics: Books, Maori, Lottery Grant Recipients, Anzac Day 2014 Located in: Hamilton Organised by: The Tui Trust Board Category: Publications and online resources

To create a museum display based on the names on the Wainuiomata War Memorial.

Topics: Memorials, Museums, Exhibitions, Personal stories Audience: General Located in: Lower Hutt Organised by: Wainuiomata Historical Museum Society Inc. Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

A dawn service will be held this Anzac Day 25 April 2014 at the First World War cenotaph in Cass Square Hokitika, with 183 white crosses for the members of this area lost during the war.

Topics: RSA, Anzac Day 2014 Located in: Hokitika Organised by: Hokitika Westland RSA Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

Capital E National Theatre for Children's An Awfully Big Adventure explores the First World War in context and its impact on New Zealanders. Accessible to students aged 8+, touring in 2014.

Topics: Schools, Education, Events, Plays, Theatrical performances Audience: Students, School students, Teachers, Families Organised by: Capital E National Theatre for Children Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Brett Killington leaves Pinhole cameras exposing on the battle fields for 24 hours.

Topics: Passchendaele, Photography, Creative Projects Audience: General Organised by: Brett Killington Category: Creative projects or crafts

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 Audience: General Located in: Napier Organised by: 7 WnHB Regimental Association Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

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

 

Topics: Books, reading, war literature, History, children's books Audience: Families, Teachers, children, Readers, General Located in: Wellington Organised by: Philippa Werry Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom Activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

We’re preparing a beautiful book to record the stories of the 32 Audit Department staff who served during the First World War. We welcome information from the public about these 32 men.

Topics: memorial, Books, Personal stories, community participation, Cenotaph Audience: staff, descendents of Audit Department staff Located in: Wellington Organised by: Office of the Auditor-General Category: Publications and online resources

Never a week goes by is an exhibition depicting the impact of the First World War on two Pacific colonies, one English and one French.

New Zealand troops in Noumea 1914
Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Pacific, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, secondary students, Pacific cultures, Women's studies students Located in: New Caledonia, Balclutha Organised by: South Otago Museum, Association In Memoriam Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Commemorating the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli in Turkey on 25 April 2015.

Topics: Anzac Day 2015, Events, Gallipoli, ANZACs Organised by: New Zealand Defence Force, Veterans' Affairs New Zealand Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

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

Topics: research guide, Archival research, Family research, Digital, Guides Audience: Teachers, Students, General, Researchers, historical societies Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Council Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

Introducing the first detailed history of New Zealand’s hospital ships.

A tinted postcard of the hospital ship Maheno. Courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand (Ref: Eph-B-POSTCARD-vol-4-041)
Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme, Hospital ships Audience: General Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

First World War memorial monuments, obelisks, statues, honours boards, plaques, gates of the Manawatu have been searched out, restored and recorded; ready for community Anzac Day commemorations.

Feilding War Memorial
Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Heritage sites, Books, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: Community Groups Located in: Feilding, Palmerston North Organised by: Peter Olsen of Colyton - Manawatu Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning, Preservation, conservation or protection

Restoring the Kaitaia First World War memorial for the centenary commemorations.

Kaitaia First World War memorial
Topics: Memorials, Monuments, preservation, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: Kaitaia Organised by: Far North Regional Museum Category: Memorials or monuments, Preservation, conservation or protection

Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa is asking our community to share their First World War family treasures and stories for an exhibition opening in June 2014.

Topics: Exhibitions, taonga, Personal stories, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: communities, iwi, whanau, Families, children Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua Organised by: Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

MA History thesis. Identification and quantification of the NZers employed, historiographical analysis and microhistory examples (Aparima and coastal minesweeping)

Topics: Reserach Organised by: Massey University Category: Research or lifelong learning

This project documents the work of the New Zealand tunnellers  in Arras during the First World War.

Organised by: Brett Killington Category: Creative projects or crafts

A commemorative sculptural installation by Helen Pollock within the New Zealand Memorial, Passchendaele Memorial Museum.

Topics: Passchendaele, Sculpture Audience: General Organised by: Passchendaele Memorial Museum Category: Creative projects or crafts

An Inquiry class for Year 10 students. The students will be encouraged to research and create a project on an aspect of World War One.

Topics: Schools Audience: Students Located in: New Plymouth Organised by: Sacred Heart Girls' College New Plymouth Category: Classroom Activities or formal learning

Transcribing war memorials in Otago & Southland. Publishing details of soldiers in our monthly newsletter. Cross-referencing Invercargill Cenotaph to all memorials for future publication.

Topics: Family History, Genealogy, Memorials, Honour Boards, Research Audience: General Located in: Dunedin Organised by: Heather Bray, Dunedin Family History Group Category: Research or lifelong learning

An evolving five-year exhibition using real stories of real people - not heroes, but ordinary people striving to achieve in extraordinary circumstances.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Students Located in: Motueka, Murchison, Nelson, Richmond, Takaka, Upper Moutere Organised by: Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson Historical Society Category: Publications and online resources, Commemorative events, parades and services, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

The University Library will digitise the Auckland University College Roll of Honour, and publish this on its website along with exhibitions on the College and the war.

Topics: Digital, Cenotaph Located in: Auckland Organised by: Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

The North Otago First World War Roll of Honour will be professionally conserved to ensure that is available for research use.

An image of the face plate in the Roll of Honour
Topics: Memorials, Archives, Local history Audience: Descendants, Researchers, Family history researchers, local visitors, General Organised by: North Otago Museum Category: Preservation, conservation or protection

An interactive living history experience of trench warfare & life in war time. Static, oral & multi-media displays. Children's activities, street performances & poetry readings.

The Anzac Experience April 25th, 26th and 27th 2014
Topics: Events, Experiences, Education, Anzac Day 2014, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Families, General, Students, Teachers Located in: Nelson Organised by: Dramatix Theatre Development Trust Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Historical re-enactments, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Concerts, festivals or performances

In commemoration of the centenary of the First World War, Crows Feet Dance Collective presents a full-length work to Karl Jenkins famous evocative score The Armed Man

Topics: dance, community participation, Theatre, performance, Events Audience: General Located in: Otaki, Upper Hutt Organised by: Crows Feet Dance Collective Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

New work being premiered in the New Zealand Festival on 28 February 2014, composed by Ross Harris, poetry by Vincent O'Sullivan and Taonga Puoro by Horomona Horo.

Topics: Music, Events, choral, string quartet, Maori Audience: classical music lovers, Families, secondary students, returned service veterans, historians Located in: Wellington Organised by: New Zealand String Quartet Trust in partnership with Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

An exhibition of 60 WW1 watercolours, prints and sketches by NZ servicemen and Official War Artists with 250 contemporary watercolours by members of Watercolour New Zealand.

Topics: Art, Exhibitions, Watercolours, conservation, Demonstrations Audience: Families, local visitors, Artists, historians, Students Located in: Wellington Organised by: Watercolour New Zealand Inc., Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Preservation, conservation or protection, Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Call for Papers by June 30 2014: Media, War and Memory. September 18–19 2014, AUT University, Auckland.

Topics: Conferences, Events, media, memory Audience: academics, media, military, Researchers, Scholarly researchers Located in: Auckland Organised by: Associate Professor Wayne Hope, AUT University Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

The New Zealand War Graves Trust, in association with the Auckland War Memorial Museum are creating a photographic archive of the war graves of all New Zealanders from 1899 to the present day. 

Topics: Graves, Memorials, Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Organised by: The New Zealand War Graves Trust Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning, Creative projects or crafts, Preservation, conservation or protection, Other

The 13th Annual Symposium of the Costume & Textile Association of New Zealand will be held at Auckland War Memorial Museum, 30-31 May 2014. The theme is 'Home Front'.

 

Topics: Home front Located in: Auckland Organised by: The Costume & Textile Association of New Zealand Category: Tours or trails, Conferences, public talks, symposiums

A research project for Ongaonga School pupils to put detail around the 25 names listed on our village memorial.

Ongaonga First World War Memorial
Topics: Research, Personal stories, Schools Located in: Ongaonga Organised by: Ongaonga School Category: Classroom Activities or formal learning

An online Research Guide that helps unlock the rich First World War content in the Alexander Turnbull Library - especially digital resources.

Topics: Archival research, Family research, Digital, Guides Audience: Students, Teachers, Researchers, Family history researchers Organised by: Alexander Turnbull Library Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

Fit out of Mosgiel Memorial RSA commemorative library and museum.

Topics: RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients Located in: Mosgiel Organised by: Mosgiel Memorial RSA Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

A talk by art critic Terry McNamara at St Lukes Community Centre in Remuera, Auckland on 19 March 2014.

William Longstaff, Carillon, 1932. Ref: AAAC 898 NCWA Q197, Archives New Zealand.
Topics: talk, Art, poetry, Events Audience: General Public Located in: Auckland Organised by: The Community of St Luke Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

The Government will create a National War Memorial Park in Wellington to acknowledge the Centenary of the First World War.

Concept plan for the National War Memorial Park.
Topics: Memorial parks, Memorials, National Memorial Precinct Located in: Wellington Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Memorials or monuments

An exhibition exploring an archive of printed souvenirs donated to the Dunedin Public Library after the First World War.

Topics: Exhibitions, Digital, Events Audience: All-ages, Students, Teachers, General Located in: Dunedin Organised by: Dunedin Public Libraries Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

An organisational history of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force covering its formation, initial structure, development and changes.

Detail from NZEF certificate of disharge and certificate of character.
Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme Organised by: New Zealand Defence Force Category: Publications and online resources

Pacific Islanders in the First World War: nation, nationalism and sense of belonging. An international symposium in Amiens, France, from 17 to 20 April 2014.

Topics: Congress, Conferences, Pacific Islands, Events, Overseas events Audience: Teachers, PhD, librarians, Scholarly researchers, Researchers Organised by: Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Maison de la Mélanésie Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

This project is about ensuring war memorials in Southland are able to be preserved and commemorated in the near future and the long term.

Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients Located in: Gore, Invercargill, Lumsden, Wyndham Organised by: Venture Southland Category: Memorials or monuments

"The Line of Fire", Capt Matt Gauldie's commemorative bronze statue of Gallipoli artist, mapmaker, & Hamilton hero: Sapper Horace Moore-Jones.

Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Art, Heritage, mapping Audience: General, Teachers, Students, Artists, mappers Located in: Hamilton Organised by: TOTI Trust - Hamilton Category: Memorials or monuments

Christchurch author Billy Barnz is researching and writing an historical publication on the foundation and history of the Dunedin Montecillo War Veterans Home and Hospital.

Topics: Books, Rehabilitation, Hospitals, History, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: Christchurch Organised by: The Montecillo Trust Category: Publications and online resources

Creating a database in the form of an MS Excel spreadsheet of about 2000 entries (numerous with similar but not identical information). Most are newly identified writers of the documents.

Topics: Research, Family research Audience: Researchers, Students, universities Located in: Wellington Organised by: Robert Cameron Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

Tauranga City Libraries are collecting the stories, photographs, letters etc of locals connected with the First World War.

Topics: Digital, Local history, Personal stories, Heritage Located in: Tauranga Organised by: Tauranga City Libraries Category: Publications and online resources

Commemorate Anzac Day 2014 with friends and family at the Otago Museum. Enjoy toe-tapping, First World War-inspired entertainment followed by a cup of tea and an Anzac biscuit or two.

Topics: Concert, Musical performances, Entertainment, Anzac Day 2014, Events Audience: Families, local, Tourists, General Located in: Dunedin Organised by: Otago Museum Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Recording a list of First World War service personnel & reserves that listed their occupation as working for the Post Office.

Located in: Wellington Organised by: Andrew McNiven Category: Other

 

An interpretive display to commemorate First World War casualties, and the war’s impact on the Western Southland District.

Riverton First World War Memorial
Topics: Exhibitions, Southland, Lottery Grant Recipients Located in: Riverton Organised by: Riverton Heritage & Tourist Centre Board Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Mid-morning civic Anzac Day service at Takapau to commemorate the 1914 Divisional Camp. Starts at 11 a.m., 25 April 2014.

Takapau Divisional Camp, 1914
Topics: Events, RSA, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: General Organised by: Takapau RSA, CHB Promotions Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Historical re-enactments, Memorials or monuments

Restoring the Gisborne Cenotaph which was damaged in a 2007 earthquake. The monument is our region’s main First World War monument and the focal point of our Anzac day celebration. 

The Cenotaph at Gisborne
Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, local visitors Located in: Gisborne Organised by: Gisborne District Council Category: Memorials or monuments, Preservation, conservation or protection

Creating a website on the 'Fallen’ named on the Mt Hutt District Memorial Arch, Methven, and ‘The Survivors’ who returned to live in Methven area.

Methven memorial.
Topics: Memorials, Personal stories, Archival research, Digital Audience: General Located in: Methven Organised by: Methven Historical Society Category: Memorials or monuments

"Onward" seeks to reproduce photographic portraits of each member of the 1st NZEF, as a memorial to their service.

Topics: Photographs, Books, NZEF, Portraits, Images Audience: Students, General Organised by: Fair Dinkum Publications Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

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 Located in: Wanganui Organised by: Pakaitore Historic Reserve Board Category: Memorials or monuments

Featuring Sir Peter Jackson’s own collection of First World War aircraft and artifacts, brought to life in sensational sets created by WingNut Films and Weta Workshop.

Topics: Exhibitions, aviation Audience: General, Schools Located in: Blenheim Organised by: Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

A local history workshop on 28 February 2014, organised by BALH and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Topics: Overseas events, Workshops Organised by: British Association for Local History, Institute of Commonwealth Studies Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Do you have stories of family members during the First World War for use in a student design project?

Topics: Exhibitions, Creative Projects, Stories, Design Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Michelle Oakey Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Research or lifelong learning, Creative projects or crafts

Toitū will begin commemorations by staging an exhibition focusing on Dunedin during the First World War. The museum will also theme its Call to Arms military display to key WW1 events.

Otago Infantry Battalion march through Dunedin's Octagon, 1914
Topics: Exhibitions Located in: Dunedin Organised by: Toitū Otago Settlers Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

The second of two WW100 exhibitions, looking at the same people at the beginning of the war and then the lasting impact on them and their communities.

Topics: Exhibitions, Local history, Personal stories, Homefront Audience: General, Descendants, Families, Schools, local visitors Located in: Oamaru Organised by: North Otago Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Quick March was the official monthly publication of the New Zealand Returned Soldiers' Association between 1918 and 1923.

Topics: Digital, History, Family History, RSA Located in: Auckland Organised by: Auckland Council Category: Publications and online resources

Venture Southland is seeking the public’s help in the very first step of gathering knowledge of the whereabouts of all war memorials in the Southland region.

Colac Bay war memorial, Southland
Topics: Memorials, Websites, Research, Digital Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Gore, New Zealand, Invercargill Organised by: Venture Southland Category: Publications and online resources

Following the celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) in St Mary’s Church, Foxton, on Tuesday 15th of July, a wreath will be laid at the grave of Fr Patrick Dore MC.

Funeral of Rev. Father Patrick Dore
Topics: Events, Chaplains to the Forces, Wreath-laying ceremonies, Religion Audience: General Located in: Foxton Organised by: Committee of the Catholic Military Ordinariate Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

Centrepoint Theatre premieres The War Artist, a play based on the painting "Burial Party at Bellevue near Solesme" by war artist George Butler. On from 15 March - 12 April 2014.

Topics: The War Artist, play, George Butler, Events Audience: secondary students, General, Descendants Located in: Palmerston North Organised by: Centrepoint Theatre Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Help us to make a crafty display of 5000 poppies for Anzac Day 2015.

Topics: Commemoration, rememberence, memorial Audience: General Located in: Auckland Organised by: Lisa Wallace Category: Creative projects or crafts

Te Papa will re-create a First World War ‘trench experience’, and develop a multi-media First World War exhibition, for the centenary commemorations.

Artists impression of a trench at Gallipoli.
Topics: Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Digital, Gallipoli Audience: General, School students Located in: Wellington Organised by: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Exhibition ‘Facing the Front’ New Zealand’s Enduring First World War, 12 June – 24th August 2014. Curated by Gavin McLean.

 

Topics: Events, Exhibitions Located in: Wellington Organised by: New Zealand Portrait Gallery Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

First World War-themed exhibition at Waikato Museum, For Us They Fell.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: Hamilton Organised by: Waikato Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Reflection is a 20 minute site-specific performance to be held at Memorial Park, Otaki on April 12 /13, 2014. This park contains one of the Cenotaphs in Otaki which will be a focus of the work.

Topics: Events Audience: General Located in: Otaki Organised by: Jamie Bull Category: Creative projects or crafts, Concerts, festivals or performances

An invitation to email me messages to me for placement on the graves of NZ casualties at French cemeteries: Ration Farm at La Chapelle-D'Armentieres and at Sou-Le-Bois at Maubeuge, in May 2014.

Topics: France Memorials, visits, messages Audience: relatives, People with connections to those who went to WWI Organised by: Alex Ballingall Category: Memorials or monuments

The ANZAC Hall Club Society Incorporated is producing a set of four calendars as a limited edition over the period July 2014 to December 2018.

Wairarapa contingent leaving Masterton Station on 13 August 1914
Topics: Publications, Calendars Audience: General Located in: Featherston Organised by: The ANZAC Hall Club Society Incorporated - Featherston Category: Publications and online resources

Building up a list of casualties and injuries from Greymouth and area, using various sources.

Topics: Research, Identification Located in: Greymouth Organised by: History House Museum, Greymouth Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

Developing a website and downloadable mobile application, and constructing a monument commemorating a First World War soldier from New Zealand.

An impression of the new statue
Topics: Heritage trails, Mobile, Battlefields, Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients Organised by: Messines Town Council Category: Publications and online resources, Tours or trails, Memorials or monuments

Restoring and improving the Queens Gardens (including the Cenotaph) in preparation for First World War commemorative events.

Dunedin cenotaph.
Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: Dunedin Organised by: Dunedin City Council - City Development Category: Memorials or monuments

An evolving collection offering onscreen remembrance of New Zealand and the 'Great War': classic full-length documentaries, short films, dramas and archive newsreels.

Topics: Websites, History, Film, video, Digital Audience: General, Teachers, Students Organised by: NZ On Screen Category: Publications and online resources

A student-based conference to be held at Christ's College, Canterbury, 9 May 2014; to help students understand the significance of the sacrifice made during the Great War.

Topics: Conference, secondary students, Events Audience: Teachers, secondary students Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Christ's College, Canterbury Category: Classroom Activities or formal learning, Conferences, public talks, symposiums

An annual 2-day event in Cambridge, New Zealand, to commemorate the November Armistice. See famous battle re-enactments, restored military vehicles, an airshow and more.

Topics: Events, Re-enactments Audience: General, Students, Teachers, Families Located in: Cambridge Organised by: Armistice in Cambridge Inc Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Historical re-enactments, Exchanges

Ferrymead Heritage Park is working closely with MAG (Military Adventure Group) to plan a large scale military display to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Topics: Events, Heritage, Memorabilia, Anzac Day 2014, Re-enactments Audience: General, Families, children, Seniors, returned service veterans Located in: Christchurch Organised by: Ferrymead Heritage Park, (MAG) Military Adventure Group Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Historical re-enactments, Memorials or monuments

Researching and writing a historical publication on the Horowhenua district's First World War dead.

Levin war memorial
Topics: Personal stories, History, Lottery Grant Recipients, Cenotaph Audience: General Located in: Levin Organised by: Horowhenua District War Memorials Project Committee Category: Publications and online resources

A book revealing the New Zealand soldier’s war, from general to private.

Searching for lice on the Western Front. Image courtesy of New Zealand Defence Force Library.
Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme Audience: General Organised by: Massey University Category: Publications and online resources

Historical research and publication on the Eastbourne RSA and the district’s links with the First World War.

ANZAC memorial pohutukawa plaque, Eastbourne (Photo: Dr Stephen Clarke)
Topics: RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, Eastbourne Audience: General Located in: Wellington Organised by: Eastbourne Memorial Returned Services Association Category: Publications and online resources

A project to place images and brief information boards about Lower Hutt WW1 soldiers/heroes in locations closest to their residential address at their time of signing up.
 

Topics: Memorials, Heritage, Local history, Archival research Audience: Teachers, Local neigbourhoods, Students, Seniors, RSA Located in: Lower Hutt Organised by: Uili Fecteau of State House Designs Ltd [Made in Naenae] Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Tours or trails, Memorials or monuments, Creative projects or crafts

Researching relatives from the First World War. Have already researched one relative, my Great Uncle.

Topics: Family research, Archival research, Research Located in: France, Auckland Organised by: Peter C Burridge Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

The Methodist Church of New Zealand Archives is compiling an index of names recorded on rolls of honour and memorial plaques in New Zealand Methodist churches.

 

Topics: Rolls of Honour, Memorials, Archives Audience: Methodists, family historians, historians Located in: Christchurch Organised by: Methodist Church of New Zealand Archives Category: Memorials or monuments

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra  presents three concerts commemorating the centenary of the start of World War One.

Topics: Events, Concert, Entertainment, Orchestra Audience: Teachers, Students, Retirees Located in: Auckland Organised by: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

August 13 2014 marks 100 years since the first Wairarapa volunteers left from Masterton. Planning for a re-enactment of this event is underway.

Topics: Events, Re-enactments Located in: Carterton, Featherston, Masterton, Palmerston North Organised by: Toi Wairarapa Arts, Culture and Heritage Trust, Masterton District Council Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Other

A military vehicles display, including carrying First World War Waihi Tunnellers names and the Waihi Tunnellers emblem down into the minefield. 19 April 2014.

Topics: Military displays, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Tunnellers Audience: General, Families Located in: Waihi Organised by: Go Waihi and the New Zealand Military Vehicle Collectors Club Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Memorials or monuments, Creative projects or crafts

Creating a film, sharing experiences of locals whose family members went to war; and a First World War-themed exhibition.

Woodville war memorial
Topics: Film, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients Located in: Woodville Organised by: Woodville Pioneer Museum Society Inc Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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

Topics: History, Soldiers, Digital, Personal stories, Social media Audience: Students, Teachers, General, Families Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom Activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning, Creative projects or crafts

Free public aviation show of First World War planes with commentary and land-based displays.

First World War nieuport fighter
Topics: aviation, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Genera, Families Located in: Wanaka Organised by: Warbirds over Wanaka Community Trust Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Other

Building up a list of Casualties, from various sources.

Topics: Research, Identification Located in: Oamaru Organised by: Judy Moffat Category: Research or lifelong learning

The Kilbirnie branch of the Genealogy Society is hosting the 2014 NZSG conference in Wellington, including three First World War presentations. 30 May 2014 - 2 June 2014.

Topics: Genealogy, Archives, NZSG, Military Audience: General, Genealogists Located in: Wellington Organised by: Kilbirnie Branch of the NZ Genealogy Society Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Re-engraving commemorative plaques with the names of remembered soldiers, and erecting information panels at each of five North Otago war memorial oak tree groves.

North Otago memorial oaks
Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: Oamaru Organised by: Memorial Oaks Committee Category: Memorials or monuments

The North Otago Museum will develop an online resource linking information on North Otago Memorial Oaks with the Cenotaph Database and information from the Museum's archives.

Topics: Memorials, Archival research, Digital, Family research, Heritage Audience: Teachers, Descendants, Family history researchers, General Located in: Oamaru Organised by: North Otago Museum Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments

The Eastern Institute of Technology and Flinders University, Australia, are researching women teachers as volunteers in Egypt and Europe and those who kept schools open at home. 

Topics: research presentations, research papers Audience: Tertiary students, secondary students, Teachers Organised by: Eastern Institute of Technology, Flinders University - South Australia Category: Publications and online resources

Taupo Choral Society wish to perform a community concert with all music groups in Taupo to commemorate the First World War Centenary. At the Great Lake Centre Oct/Nov 2014. 

Taupo Choral Society
Topics: Concert, Events, Musical performances, Music Audience: Commemoration concert goers, General Located in: Taupo Organised by: Taupo Choral Society Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

The APO present a concert created by four composers who have produced new music in response to letters (held at Auckland Museum) written by New Zealand soldiers during the First World War.

Topics: letters, Musical performances, Concert, Events, Music Audience: classical music lovers, Students, Teachers Located in: Auckland Organised by: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Category: Concerts, festivals or performances, Other

The first of two WW100 exhibitions, looking at the same people at the beginning of the war and then the lasting impact on them and their communities.

Topics: Exhibitions, Local history, Personal stories, Homefront Audience: General, Descendants, Families, Schools, local visitors Located in: Oamaru Organised by: North Otago Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

An exhibition of Laurence Aberhart's photographs of First World War memorials in New Zealand and Australia, to be held at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Topics: Exhibitions, Art, Monuments, Memorials, Touring exhibitions Audience: General Located in: Dunedin Organised by: Dunedin Public Art Gallery Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Developing short publicly-accessible biographies of all South Cantabrians who served their country during the First World War, in order to record local stories and support commemorations.

Topics: Archival research, Digital, Family research, Soldiers, Memorials Audience: Researchers, Descendants, Genealogists, General, Family history researchers Located in: Fairlie, Geraldine, Temuka, Timaru, Waimate Organised by: South Canterbruy Museum, South Canterbury branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

Publication of a local history book recording stories of soldiers listed on the new Te Puke World War One Memorial. The book will be launched on Anzac Day 2014.

Topics: Memorials, Books, History, Soldiers, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: General Located in: Maketu, Ngawaro, Otamarakau, Paengaroa, Papamoa, Pongakawa, Te Puke Organised by: Te Puke War Memorial Hall Society Inc Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments

Digitising material from the Walsh Memorial Library collection about the New Zealand Flying School and the First World War pilots who trained there. 

Topics: Digital, aviation Located in: Auckland Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

Music for the 2014 season, influenced by acts of human violence throughout history; each a moving tribute to our humanity. Features Górecki’s sorrowful 3rd symphony.

Topics: Anzac Day 2014, Music, Events, Orchestra, Musical performances Audience: Teachers, secondary students, Tertiary students, classical music lovers, New Zealanders Located in: Auckland, Wellington Organised by: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

The Gibson Group, with funding from New Zealand on Air, is set to produce an innovative First World War documentary series to mark the centenary of the war in 2014.

Topics: Documentaries Audience: General, Students Organised by: Gibson Group, New Zealand on Air Category: Other

A concert held on Anzac Day (Friday 25 April 2014, 2.30 pm) in the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, featuring the premiere performance of  "A Call to Arms", composed by David Hamilton.

Detail from Anzac reflections poster
Topics: Music, Events, Anzac Day 2014, Musical performances Audience: General Located in: Hamilton Organised by: Cantando Choir Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Researching and developing an exhibition Balls, Bullets and Boots, exploring First World War issues through a rugby theme.

Dave Gallaher
Topics: rugby, Sport, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Families Located in: Palmerston North Organised by: Rugby Museum Society of New Zealand Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Maps locating cemeteries which include graves or memorials for members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force who died during the First World War.

Topics: Cemeteries, Memorials, Family research, Digital Audience: Researchers, Tourists, Students, Teachers Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Memorials or monuments

Join the Friends of Bess to remember New Zealand horses who served in the First World War.

Memorial to Bess, near Bulls.
Topics: Events, Anzac Day 2014, Memorials Audience: General Located in: Bulls Organised by: Friends of Bess Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

Author and historian Dr John Basarin tours New Zealand for a series of presentations about the Turkish view of the Gallipoli campaign 1915.

Topics: Events Audience: General Located in: Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Invercargill, Lower Hutt, Rotorua, Tauranga, Wellington Organised by: Innovative Travel, Papanui RSA, Hamilton RSA, Rotorua RSA, Tauranga RSA, Point Chevalier RSA, House of Travel Lakers, Bishopdale-Burnside Rotary Club, House of Travel Rotorua Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

An online resource that creates, for the first time, a modern and accessible story about the New Zealand Division's role at the Western Front.

Topics: New Zealand Division, Heritage sites, Memorials, War Graves, Websites Audience: Teachers, secondary students, Descendants, Tourists, commemorating organisations Organised by: newzealanddivision.org Category: Publications and online resources

Improving New Zealand-related information and signage at overseas battlefields and associated museums.

Topics: Heritage trails, Mobile, Museums, Battlefields, Digital Audience: Tourists, General, Families Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, WW100 Programme Office Category: Publications and online resources, Tours or trails

Anzac Day commemorations in Geraldine, April 25-26 2014.

Topics: Anzac Day 2014, Events Located in: Geraldine Organised by: Geraldine Anzac Commemorations Trust Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

An opportunity for students in journalism to take part in an intercultural and professionalizing itinerary around the areas of the First World War.

Topics: Pedagogy, History, Journalism, International activities, Overseas events Audience: Teachers, university students Organised by: Association Albert Londres - Vichy, France Category: Exchanges

A family history EXPO on 16-17 August 2014, Public Library, Paraparaumu; with a range of guests and agencies on hand to assist, plus stories and memories of the First World War.

Topics: Family research, Family History Located in: Paraparaumu Organised by: Kapiti Genealogy Category: Publications and online resources, Historical re-enactments, Research or lifelong learning

A joint digitisation project between Auckland War Memorial Museum and Dunedin Public Libraries has led to a significant collection of New Zealand First World War troopship magazines online.

Topics: Soldiers, troopships, Research, Digital Audience: Researchers, Individuals / Families, Teachers, Family history researchers Located in: Ashburton Organised by: Tamaki Paenga Hira - Auckland War Memorial Museum, Dunedin Public Libraries Category: Publications and online resources

An exhibition at the Central Hawkes Bay Settlers Museum in Waipawa, will tell us the stories of some of the local soldiers who went to the First World War.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Personal stories, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, School students Located in: Waipawa Organised by: Central Hawkes Bay Settlers Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Creating an "Avenue of Remembrance" a tree for each local fallen soldier, grown from the seeds of the Gallipoli Oak Tree planted in the centre of Christchurch.

Topics: Heritage sites, Gallipoli oak, Memorials Audience: Teachers, local visitors, Students, General Organised by: Waddington/Sheffield Township Committee Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Tours or trails, Memorials or monuments

The Museum was funded to digitise First World War collection resources; provide a mobile service to capture archives within its district; and provide online access to the material.

Topics: Photographs, Exhibitions, Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Family history researchers, Researchers, General Public Located in: Whakatane Organised by: Whakatāne District Museum and Gallery Category: Publications and online resources, Preservation, conservation or protection

Once on Chunuk Bair by Maurice Shadbolt will be performed at Riverlea Theatre, Riverlear Road, Hamilton from April 25 to May 1 2015.

Topics: Events, Theatre Audience: Students, Families, historians, theatre goers Located in: Hamilton Organised by: Hamilton Playbox Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Our season opens commemorating the centenary of the First World War, with works by Ravel and Vaughan Williams which evoke the feelings of pain and loss, as well as peace.

Topics: Orchestral music, Musical performances, Music, Events Audience: General Located in: Alexandra, Cromwell, Dunedin, Invercargill, Milton, Mosgiel, Oamaru, Queenstown, Roxburgh, Wanaka Organised by: Southern Sinfonia Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Follow the historic 1913 cruise of the battleship HMS New Zealand online in "real-time".

HMS New Zealand on the Waitemata Harbour. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 35-R1148.
Topics: Digital, History Audience: Families, General, Teachers, Students Organised by: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Torpedo Bay Navy Museum Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

For the centenary, the Wellington Quarry Museum in Arras is looking for photographs of the 450 New Zealand tunnellers who worked in the underground quarries during the First World War.

Topics: Memorials, Heritage sites, underground quarry, Tunnellers, Photographs Audience: General Organised by: Wellington Quarry Museum, Memorial of the Battle of Arras Category: Visitor Centres

Field of Remembrance commemorative activities prior to Anzac Day in 2014.

Field of remembrance crosses
Topics: Fields of Remembrance, RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, Memorials, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: General, Students, Families Located in: Whangarei Organised by: Whangarei Returned Services Association Trust Category: Memorials or monuments

Restoring the Nautilus, the launch that transported wounded troops from the shore to hospital ships off the coast at Gallipoli.

Topics: Hospital ships, Anzac Day 2015, Restoration projects, Gallipoli, Lottery Grant Recipients Located in: Auckland Organised by: Voyager New Zealand National Maritime Museum Category: Preservation, conservation or protection

The repatriation of film showing Kiwis at the European and home fronts held in overseas archives and the building of a shared Anzac website to showcase sounds and images of the War.

Topics: Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Film, Sound, Events Audience: General, Students Organised by: New Zealand Film Archive Nga Kaitiaki O Nga Taonga Whitiahua, Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Research or lifelong learning, Preservation, conservation or protection

A riverside garden in memory of military personnel killed in conflict in WW1, focusing on Hamilton city's connection with the Belgian town of Ieper (Ypres).

Topics: Ypres, Ieper, Monuments, Memorials, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, local visitors Located in: Hamilton Organised by: Hamilton City Council Category: Memorials or monuments

This project is dedicated to re-examining the 'slanguage' given first voice in WW1, for example through troop magazines, as brought home to New Zealand and carried forward 100 years later.

Topics: lexicography, dictionary, troop magazines, words, Digital Audience: General, media, Researchers, Students Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom Activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

A collections-driven exhibition project that explores New Zealanders’ objects related to the First World War from both overseas and the home front.

Topics: Exhibitions, community participation, Websites, Digital Audience: museums, galleries, General Organised by: National Services Te Paerangi Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

An exhibition about the people of Otaki during the First World War: those who gave their lives, those who returned, those who worked in the town.

Anzac Day in Otaki, 1932
Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: Otaki Organised by: Otaki Heritage Bank Preservation Trust Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Preservation, conservation or protection

The Auckland First World War Heritage Trail will mark 40-50 sites of significance to the region's role in World War One.

Topics: Heritage trails, Digital, Mobile Located in: Auckland Organised by: Auckland Council Category: Publications and online resources, Tours or trails

A visual arts project acknowledging the role of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Middle East. Artist Rebecca Holden will be painting a large scale work onsite at Expressions Art Centre.

Topics: Art, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Horses, Exhibitions, Touring exhibitions Audience: galleries, art teachers, youth groups, museums, NZMR Located in: Upper Hutt Organised by: Rebecca Holden (the artist), Expressions Arts and Entertainment Trust, Expressions Art Centre - Upper Hutt Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Creative projects or crafts

Share and explore stories about servicemen and women with Plimmerton (Wellington) connections who served in World War One.

The Thomson Family June 1916
Topics: Personal stories, Digital, History Audience: General Located in: Plimmerton Organised by: Plimmerton Residents Association Category: Publications and online resources

Helping to date items of militaria and period photos from the First World War.

Topics: Memorabilia, Identification services, Photographs Audience: General Organised by: Barry O'Sullivan Category: Other

The Milton Bruce RSA is participating in the Fields of Remembrance. The crosses will be displayed at the Cenotaph on ANZAC Day. We are also providing Lovells Flat with crosses.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance Located in: Milton Organised by: Milton Bruce RSA Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Classroom Activities or formal learning, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning

We intend to invite schools to visit and meet some of our returned and older members in our clubrooms, to see our photos and memorabilia, and to visit our museum.

 

Te Puke RSA
Topics: RSA Audience: School students, Teachers, Students Located in: Te Puke Organised by: Te Puke RSA committee Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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: Heritage sites, France, Sports, Events Audience: Teachers, Schools, Students Organised by: Le Coquelicot - Following in their Footsteps Category: Competitions & sporting events

The project is researching the lives of 100 men listed on 5 Wellington war memorials as "killed" during WW1, on behalf of the Wellington Branch, New Zealand Society of Genealogists.

Aro valley war memorial
Topics: Memorials, Cenotaph, Research, Personal stories Audience: General Located in: Wellington Organised by: Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning

An on-line project to commemorate Southland’s role in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915, and to honour the memory of all who served.

Members of the 8th Southland Company, Otago Infantry Battalion
Topics: Websites, History, Soldiers, Digital, Research Audience: Families, Researchers, Teachers, Students, General Organised by: Dr Aaron Fox, Bryce Horrell, Iain Davidson, Southern Institute of Technology Category: Publications and online resources

The great adventure: music and moving image from the front, at The Film Archive, Friday 7 March 2014, 1.15 pm.

The New Zealand Field Artillery in France (1918)
Topics: Events, Film, Chris Pugsley Audience: General Located in: Wellington Organised by: New Zealand Film Archive Nga Kaitiaki O Nga Taonga Whitiahua Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Our guest speakers for this special evening will be three of the most influential people in Wellington who are leading in the First World War commemorations.

Topics: Events Located in: Lower Hutt Organised by: Rotary Clubs of Hutt Valley Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums