NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

Colonel Colin Richardson will explore the background and execution of the Battle of Messines. Palmerston North Central Library, 7 June 2017 at 6:30pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Messines Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Palmerston North Central Library Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

South Wairarapa District Council, Featherston Memorial RSA and the wider community are commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Messines on 7 June 2017 at 1pm.

Topics: Messines, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Featherston Organised by: South Wairarapa District Council Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

A commemorative service marking the centenary of the Battle of Messines will be held at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Wednesday 7 June 2017 at 11am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Auckland, Messines Audience: general audiences, Auckland public Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Council Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

Join Evan Roberts and his class of American students as they present their research into 22 New Zealand First World War soldiers. Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, 8 June 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours Audience: general audience, wellington Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Pukeahu National War Memorial Park Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

A collaborative work, Flowers of War is inspired by First World War stories and artefacts gathered from local communities and museums. Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, 22 April - 5 June 2017.

Topics: Exhibitions Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Canterbury Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

With chillingly drawn links to present day conflicts, this exhibition explores the lesser known aspects of the First World War. Auckland Central City Library, 13 April - 31 May 2017.

Topics: exhibition Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Libraries Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Make your own ‘Flower of War’ and you could inspire the creation of a new work for the Flowers of War wreath. Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, 3 June - 5 June 2017.

Topics: Craft & Object Art, Exhibitions Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Canterbury Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Free poppy making workshops are being held at Rotorua District Library, 19-20 April 2017. 

Topics: Family & Lifestyle Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua Organised by: Rotorua District Library Category: Creative projects or crafts

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. On at Maison de Deva, Bourail, from 25 April to 16 May 2017.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Pacific, Overseas activities, Overseas events Audience: General Organised by: South Otago Museum, Association In Memoriam Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Join Professor Kay Morris Matthews for a bus tour to Taruheru Cemetery to remember the service of Tairāwhiti nurses who served in the First World War.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne Organised by: Tairawhiti Museum Category: Tours or trails

The White Crosses project is a nationwide initiative. This field consists of a named cross for every man and woman from the Wellington region who died over 100 years ago.

Topics: Social & Political History, memorial Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington Botanic Garden Category: Memorials or monuments

Two special trans-Tasman concerts commemorating the First World War are being performed in Masterton just before Anzac Day 2017.

Topics: Variety Concerts Audience: general audience Located in: Masterton Organised by: St Matthew's Anglican Church Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

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