NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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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

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

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

The Great War Exhibition builds on its story by opening the next in its series of temporary exhibitions, “Wounded”. Dominion Museum Building, Wellington, 1 May - 30 June 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Dominion Museum Building

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

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

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
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Tairawhiti Museum

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

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

Screening of March On and Crossing the Line to coincide with Anzac Day commemorations. Regent 3 Cinemas, Masterton, 23 Apr 2017.

Topics: Film Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Masterton
Category: Other
Organised by: Regent 3 Cinemas

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, 25 Apr 2017.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: general audience, wellington Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

New Zealand Post continues to remember and honour those who served in the First World War with the fourth addition to its stamp and coin programme, titled 1917 The Darkest Hour.

Topics: Memorabilia, centenary, Stamps, coins Audience: General, general audience, Philatelists, Collectors

Since writing you last... features the letters of four Southland First World War soldiers.  Over 1700 pages from 307 letters have been digitised, transcribed, and made available to the public.

Topics: letters, Southland, primary resource Audience: Teachers, secondary students, historians, general audience, Tertiary students Located in: New Zealand, Invercargill

New Zealand Post continues to remember and honour those who served the First World War with its third addition to the their stamp and coin programme, titled 1916 Courage & Commitment

Topics: Memorabilia, centenary, Stamps, coins Audience: General, general audience, Philatelists, Collectors