NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

The only remaining artefact commemorating the people of Kuaotunu who gave their lives during this war, it is important to restore and preserve it it in honour of their memory for generations to come.

Topics: Roll of Honour, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Whitianga Organised by: Kuaotunu Hall Committee Category: Preservation, conservation or protection

A commemorative service for the anniversary of Armistice Day will be held at the Palmerston North Cenotaph on 11 Nov 2017 at 11am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Armistice Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

The Lake Taupo Genealogy group are undertaking a large research project tracing soldiers with links to the Taupo District who fought in the First World War, and telling their stories.

Topics: Online Cenotaph, Local history, Research, Digital Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Mangakino, New Zealand, Taupo, New Zealand, Turangi Organised by: Lake Taupo Genealogy, Taupo District Libraries & Taupo Museum Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

Every day at 5pm, a Last Post ceremony is conducted on the forecourt of the National War Memorial in Wellington. Any person can be a part of this daily remembrance, conducted by the NZDF.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Last Post, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: New Zealand Defence Force, Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

First World War inquiry guides and resource packs for teachers of years 1-13, made available on the Ministry of Education’s portal for educators, tki.org.nz.

Topics: Education, Publications Audience: Teachers, Schools, librarians, principals, history teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Ministry of Education Category: Publications and online resources

A powerful new exhibition about the experience of New Zealanders in the tragic Battle of Passchendaele. The Great War Exhibition, Wellington, 4 Oct – 3 Dec 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: The Great War Exhibition Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Chinese Anzacs: Australians of Chinese Descent in the Defence Forces 1885-1919 - Second Edition revised to include New Zealand-born Chinese of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1914-1919.

Topics: Chinese, History, ANZAC, Publications, Book Audience: Descendants, historians Located in: New Zealand, Australia, Wellington Organised by: New Zealand Chinese Association Category: Publications and online resources

Creating a website on the 'Fallen’ named on the Mt Hutt District Memorial Arch, Methven, and ‘The Survivors’ who returned to live in Methven area.

Methven memorial.
Topics: Research, Digital, Events, Online Cenotaph Audience: General, Descendants, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Methven Organised by: Methven Historical Society Category: Publications and online resources, Commemorative events, parades and services

The restoration of the flagstaff memorial at Te Tokanganui-a-noho marae, Te Kuiti which records and honours the names of 77 men from Ngāti Maniapoto who served overseas during the First World War.

Topics: memorial Audience: Ngāti Maniapoto, King Country Located in: New Zealand, Te Kuiti Organised by: Maniapoto Māori Trust Board Category: Memorials or monuments

A memorial at the Wellington Quarry Museum in Arras, France, to recognise the work of 500 New Zealand tunnellers in the Arras quarries 1916-17, and the people of Arras who kept their graves.

Topics: Sculpture, International activities, Lottery Grant Recipients, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Western Front Audience: General, local visitors, Tourists Organised by: Arras Tourist Office Category: Visitor centres, Memorials or monuments

To place the Anzac poppy flower head on the places such as roads and facilities that are named after wartime activities or people.  

Topics: Memorials, youth, Genealogy, Heritage sites Audience: Teachers, Students, councils, Genealogists, RSA Organised by: Places of Remembrance Trust Category: Memorials or monuments

This photographic exhibition sheds light on the Kiwi tunnellers who laboured and fought in Arras, France during the First World War. National Army Museum, Waiouru, 21 April - 31 October 2017.

Topics: Exhibitions Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru Organised by: National Army Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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