NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

Activities and Projects

A service at Lyttelton commemorating the troopship embarkation (24 May 1914) of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment and Mounted Rifles to join the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. 24 September 2014.

Topics: RSA, Exhibitions, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Events, Ceremonies Audience: Descendants, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Lyttelton Organised by: Christchurch Memorial RSA Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

A rotary evening in Lower Hutt featuring guest speakers who are leading in the First World War commemorations. 12 February 2014.

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

This seminar will uncover the experiences of Cantabrians, both at home and overseas, during the First World War. At Christchurch'sAir Force Museum, 11 am 12 October.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Homefront, Events, October 14 Audience: local visitors, historians, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Air Force Museum of New Zealand Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

The Aorangi singers join Ensemble Polymnia for a Bach concert which includes three First World War poems. 29 November in Parnell's Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Topics: Classical Music, poetry, Music, Events Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Ensemble Polymnia Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

A well written and beautifully researched edited collection examining the theme of endurance and the First World War in New Zealand and Australia.

Detail from book cover for Endurance and the First World War
Topics: History, Books, Publications Audience: General, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Canterbury Museum, University of Canterbury, Cambridge Scholars Publishing Category: Publications and online resources

A centenary dinner at the Kaiwaka Sports Complex, 16 August 2014, 6.30pm.

Topics: Events, August 14, RSA Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Kaiwaka Organised by: Kaiwaka Sports Association Category: Other

This exhibition at Rotorua Museum tells some of the many powerful stories from the First World War through objects and memories contributed by the Rotorua community. 2 July 2014-2 November 2014.

Topics: Exhibitions, August 14, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Local history Audience: local visitors, iwi, whanau, Families Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua Organised by: Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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

A personal quest to show 100 postcards portraying New Zealand and her people during the First World War.

Topics: Personal projects, ANZAC, History, Photography, August 14 Audience: General, Families, Researchers, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Glenn Reddiex Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning, 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, Exhibitions Audience: General Located in: Woodville Organised by: Woodville Pioneer Museum Society Inc Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

An education expo profiling First World War resources and learning programmes on offer for WW100. For primary and secondary teachers. Te Papa, 6 September 2014.

Topics: Education, Public talks and tours, Events Audience: Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

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