Activities and Projects
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A story of the life and death of Roy Haycock, who was wounded during the battle of Flers-Courcellete in September 1916, and killed at Passchendaele 12 October 1917.
A collection of pieces focusing on the people, personalities and leaders in the First World War. Published by Massey University Press in April 2016.
Two series of flags have been created to commemorate and remember New Zealand’s role on the Western Front and to celebrate New Zealand’s ongoing relationship with France and Belgium.
Events, activities and exhibitions will be happening right across the Christchurch City Libraries network throughout 2014 to 2018.
An Armistice Day parade will be held at the Blenheim War Memorial, Blenheim, 11 November 2017, 11am.
A new poetry anthology from Kāpiti Coast District Libraries’ second annual poetry contest – If You’re a Poet We Want to Know It.
Explore the story of Charles Southey, who was awarded the military medal for bravery following the Battle of Passchendaele. Tauranga City Library, 29 September 2017, 9:30am – 5:00pm
The Belgians Have Not Forgotten is an exhibition created by the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, touring New Zealand venues in 2017.
The 2017 upgrade reflects the memorial’s importance as a centre of the city’s war and peace commemorations and will better cater for the growing Anzac Day crowds.
To place the Anzac poppy flower head on the places such as roads and facilities that are named after wartime activities or people.
Recording and displaying Methven's First World War soldier stories in the Methven Heritage Centre during the centenary period.