Activities and Projects
Restoration of the Thames First World War Memorial was completed in time for Armistice Day 2016.
Shortly before Anzac Day 2016, a memorial plaque was unveiled in Katikati with the poem 'Spirit of Anzac', by former resident and New Zealand war poet Mike Subritzsky, inscribed.
A memorial walkway at Birkenhead Primary School commemorating the thirty one soldiers from Birkenhead who lost their lives during the First World War was created in August 2016.
Scotland's famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is known as the "greatest show on earth".
Artist Rebecca Holden will talk about what moved her to make the commemorative artworks that form her exhibition 'Sand in the Apricot Jam' at Waikato Museum, Hamilton, 2 April 2017.
A presentation and NZ military records research afternoon at Petone Community Library, Lower Hutt, on 12 March 2017.
Anna Mackenzie shares, in images and words, her journey into and beyond the war, focussing particularly on the war stories often ignored. At Hastings Library on 5 April 2017.
A poignant, stirring theatrical production, based on actual letters sent home from the front. Performed at Hannah Playhouse, Wellington from 4-8 April 2017.
A monument to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the New Zealand Shipping Company vessel SS Otaki on 10 March 1917, unveiled by the Governor General at Ōtaki College.
A response to cataclysmic events of war, and to the legacy that has been passed on to the generations who have not known war. At Morrinsville's Wallace Gallery from 1 February to 19 March 2017.
The Exhibition features forgotten Kiwi songs from the war and tells the stories of the writers and composers. At Blenheim's Millennium Public Art Gallery, 3 February to 19 March 2017.
Through the eyes of 7 generations of Wellingtonians, The Undertow explores major historical moments in our country’s history, including the First World War. At Te Papa, 17-29 January 2017.