NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

The mana attached to Rotorua’s Te Arawa Soldiers Memorial is being restored thanks to a large contribution from the Lotteries World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Fund.

Topics: war memorial, Lottery Grant Recipients, Restoration projects Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua Category: Memorials or monuments

Dr Nikos Lygeros is working to raise awareness on the battles and sacrifice of the Anzacs during the First World War.

Raglan Museum's exhibition 'Raglan Remembers World War 1' tells the stories of 154 Raglan soldiers with interviews of descendants reading letters and diaries from the battlefields.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Exhibitions Audience: local visitors, General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Raglan Organised by: Raglan and Districts Museum Society Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

As part of Tauranga's commemorations of local lives lost in the First World War, a Field of Remembrance displays white crosses in public places throughout the city. 

Topics: crosses, memorial, Soldiers, Tauranga, Fields of Remembrance Audience: General Public Located in: Tauranga Organised by: Tauranga RSA, WW100 Tauranga Category: Memorials or monuments

A national commemoration to mark the service of New Zealanders in the Middle East during the First World War. Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, 31 October, 11am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Beersheba Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Pukeahu National War Memorial Park Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

Window Into WW1 is about showcasing and preserving the First World War heritage of the Manawatu through digitisation and online exhibitions.

Topics: Digitisation, preservation, History, Photographs, Heritage resources Audience: Teachers, historians, Community Groups, Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Palmerston North City Library and Community Services Category: Publications and online resources

A new exhibition looking at Passchendaele from the perspective of those who took part. National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 8.30am - 5pm.

Topics: Social & Political History, Passchendaele, Exhbition Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: National Library of New Zealand Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Creating a searchable database of information about Hawke’s Bay fallen and returned First World War servicemen, who are named on rolls of honour and memorials in the region.

Topics: Database, Archives, History, Digitisation, online resources Audience: historians, Descendents Located in: New Zealand, Hastings Organised by: Hastings District Libraries Category: Publications and online resources

This free booklet features a heritage trail visiting 22 places that provide insight into Wellington’s participation in the war and includes a map illustrating WWI parade and procession routes.

Topics: Heritage trails, History, Local history, Heritage sites, publication Audience: General, Local residents, Tourists, Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington City Council, Ministry for Culture & Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

Creating an education pack about the First World War for students years 7-10, focusing on the Canterbury region and Christchurch City Libraries resources. 

Topics: Education, Digital Audience: Teachers, Students, Schools, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Christchurch City Libraries Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

Construction of a new memorial to New Zealand First World War Tunnellers in Waihi. Officially dedicated by the Governor-General on 22 January 2016.

Topics: Memorials, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Lottery Grant Recipients, Western Front, NZEF Audience: local visitors, Teachers, School students, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Waihi Organised by: Waihi Heritage Vision Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

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