NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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Discover the stories of six soldiers who fought at Passchendaele and then research the story of your own soldier at Petone Community Library, Lower Hutt, 29 October 2017, 1-5pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Family research, Research, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Petone Community Library

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

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

Follow the journey of the Otago Infantry Regiment and Mounted Rifles in a special screening of this documentary at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, 11 November 2017, 10am.

Topics: Film, Otago, Armistice Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Category: Other

The Dannevirke World War I committee will host a free event to commemorate our fallen at Passchendaele on Wednesday, October 11, at 7.30pm, in the Fountain Theatre, Dannevirke.

Topics: Passchendaele, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Dannevirke
Organised by: WW100 Dannevirke

A Battle of Passchendaele commemorative ceremony will be held at the Lower Hutt War Memorial Cenotaph on Saturday 14 October 2017 at 11am.

Topics: Passchendaele, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

The Royal New Zealand Navy Band presents a concert to commemorate the 99th anniversary of Armistice at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, 9 Nov 2017, 7pm.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Armistice, Concert Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Timaru will host a service to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele at Timaru Botanic Gardens, 15 October 2017, 2pm.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Timaru
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An exhibition commemorating those from Westland who served at Passchendaele. Westland District Library, Hokitika,  6-31 Oct 2017.

Topics: Museums, Exhbition, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Westport
Organised by: Westland RSA

Warkworth & Districts RSA will hold a commemorative service for the Battle of Passchendaele as well as unveil a WW1 Oak Memorial on 12 October 2017 at 11.30am.

Topics: Passchendaele, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Warkworth
Organised by: Warkworth RSA

The 99th anniversary of Armistice will be marked in Cambridge with this family friendly event at Mighty River Domain, Cambridge, 11-12 Nov 2017.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Armistice, Family & Lifestyle Audience: General, general audiences, Families Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge

A Battle of Passchendaele commemorative service will be held at at the Mount Maunganui Cenotaph on 14 October at 2pm. 

Topics: Passchendaele, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga
Organised by: WW100 Tauranga

Belgian musician Jef Neve will perform a solo concert to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Victoria University Hunter Council Chamber, Wellington, 13 Oct 2017, 6pm.

Topics: Classical Music, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
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A play delving into the experience of three Otago men on the battlefields of the Western Front. Globe Theatre, Dunedin, 5-14 Oct 2017.

Topics: Theatre, play, Battle of the Somme Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Globe Theatre

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

Dr Ryan McLane is set to lead a public talk on the spread of influenza in the Pacific during the 1918 flu pandemic. Karori Recreation Centre, Wellington, 29 Oct 2017, 2pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Influenza Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Karori Recreation Centre

A live action tribute to the Otago soldiers who lost their lives at the Battle of Passchendaele during the First World War. Dunedin, 14 Oct 2017, 12pm.

Topics: Passchendaele, Performing Arts Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by:

Find out about the 'missing' memorials of the Māori communities on the East Coast at Auckland Central City Library, 15 Nov 2017, 12pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Maori Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Central City Library

A memorial concert by the Aorangi Singers and Symphony Orchestra, the third in a series of First World War commemorative concerts at St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland, 4 November 2017, 7pm.

Topics: Classical Music, Concert, Passchendaele, Passchendaele Auckland Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: St Matthew-in-the-City

Join Good Sons author Greg Hall as he talks about his new novel. Te Ahumairangi Ground Floor, National Library, Wellington, 12 October 2017, 5:30pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Passchendaele, Book Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An exhibition bringing to life the hardships felt by the men and women of Porirua serving on the Western Front during the First World War. ​Pātaka Art + Museum, Porirua, 8-29 Oct 2017.

Topics: Passchendaele, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Porirua
Organised by: PATAKA Art + Museum

A New Zealand memorial and garden at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Zonnebeke, Belgium will be unveiled on 12 October 2017, the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Passchendaele, Belgium Audience: general audiences
Organised by: Passchendaele Society

In the lead up to the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, Belgian historian Freddy Declerk will present a talk at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington on 24 Sept 2017 at 4:30pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A commemorative ceremony marking the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele will be held at Auckland Museum on 12 October 2017 at 11am.

Topics: Passchendaele, Passchendaele Auckland, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Museum

Come to two talks about New Zealand women’s substantial contributions during the First World War, and explore the Passchendaele memorial locomotive at Wellington Railway Station, 13 October 2017, 11am.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Passchendaele, train Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An exhibition of a quilt created by the people of Cambridge as a gift to their sister town of Le Quesnoy, France to mark the centenary of the liberation of the town during the First World War. St Andrews Anglican Church, Cambridge, 23-24 Sept 2017, 10am - 4pm.

Topics: Craft & Object Art, Le Quesnoy Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge

Hear two fascinating talks, one about the Battle of Passchendaele, the other about its memorial locomotive – both delivered beside the Ab608 Passchendaele itself. Wellington Railway Station, 12 Oct 2017, 11am.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A play that brings to life the diary of Dunedin man, Gunner Leonard Frank Broad, and his experiences during the First World War. Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 28-29 October 2017.

Topics: Theatre, performance Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

Toitū curator Seán Brosnahan is set to present a fascinating talk on the experience of the Otagos at Passchendaele. Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, 7 Oct 2017, 2pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

Battlefield guide Charlotte Descamps is set to present an interesting talk on the ongoing effect of the First World War on Flanders. Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, 14 Oct 2017, 2pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

A Field of Remembrance will be installed around the Dunedin Cenotaph to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele from 1 October to 11 November 2017.

Topics: Passchendaele, Fields of Remembrance Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
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Christchurch Memorial RSA will host a remembrance parade and service to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 12 October 2017, 10.40am.

Topics: Passchendaele, Parade, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

Tours and a sunset ceremony will be held to mark the centenary of the Battle of Broodseinde, where 492 NZ men died, including All Black captain Dave Gallaher. Eden Park, Auckland, 4 Oct 2017, 6.30pm.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele, Passchendaele Auckland Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A Field of Remembrance of 2412 crosses will be established at Auckland Domain for the New Zealanders who died in the Third Battle of Ypres, 5 Oct 2017, 10am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele Auckland, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A remembrance ceremony will be held at Auckland Domain's Field of Remembrance to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 12 Oct 2017, 10am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele Auckland, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

The International Military Music Society, NZ Branch in association with The Passchendaele Society, presents ‘Passchendaele Remembered’ at Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland, 15 Oct 2017.

Topics: Classical Music, Passchendaele Auckland, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
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The Passchendaele Field of Remembrance at Auckland Domain will be disestablished, beginning with a blessing ceremony. 20 Oct 2017, 10am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele Auckland, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A national commemorative programme will be held in Wellington to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele on 12 October 2017, begining at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park from 3pm.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele, national commemorations Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

Freddy Declerck, expert on Passchendaele, will talk about the five battles in Flanders including the toll of the First World War at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, 23 September 2017, 2pm.

Topics: Passchendaele, Public Talks & Tours, History Audience: general audiences, General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

A number of excursions and talks on the Passchendaele steam train are planned to commemorate the battle in which New Zealand experienced one of its darkest days.

Topics: Passchendaele, train, Family Entertainment Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Te Papa

An evening of music commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Charles Luney Auditorium, Christchurch, 15 October 2017, 3pm.

Topics: Concert, Music, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Charles Luney Auditorium

Author Jane Tolerton is set to discuss the true stories of Wellington women in the First World War, drawing on research from her new book. Booklovers B&B, Wellington, 29 October 2017, 4pm. 

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Women in wartime, Wellington Audience: general audiences, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An opportunity to learn more about All Black captain Dave Gallaher on the centenary of his death at the Battle of Passchendaele.  East Coast Bays Library, Auckland, 18 October 2017, 10.30am.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Passchendaele, All Blacks Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: East Coast Bays Library

An Awfully Big Adventure transports audiences to the First World War to interrogate the impact it had on New Zealanders. Theatre Royal, Nelson, 17 October 2017, 6pm.

Topics: Theatre Audience: General, general audiences, Families, children Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
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Hop aboard at Wellington and journey up the coast to Paekakariki as the train returns after a series of journeys marking the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 15 October 2017, 3:15pm.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele, train Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Te Papa

Take a special steam-train journey to commemorate the Battle of Passchendaele’s centenary. Wellington Railway Station, 14-15 October 2017. 

Topics: Passchendaele, Family & Lifestyle, train Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An exhibition of personal stories from the frontline, published accounts of home front efforts, and modern reflections on Passchendaele. Whakatāne Library, 17 September – 3 December 2017.

Topics: Museums, exhibition, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Whakatane

A symposium on one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s greatest military tragedies at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, 3 October 2017, 6:30pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A new interactive gallery exploring New Zealand's unique First World War story opening October 2017 at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland.

Topics: Gallery, Exhibitions, Museums Audience: General, general audiences, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Climb aboard a steam train, and join characters from the NZ military on their journey to and from the devastating Battle of Passchendaele. Wellington Railway Station, 15 October 2017, 12:15pm.

Topics: Theatre, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Te Papa

A memorial service marking the 99th anniversary of the signing of the armistice. Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, 11 November 2017, 11am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A symposium examining the production and consumption of commemorative images and objects at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 2 September 2017, 1pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: University of Canterbury

A service to dedicate and bless a memorial tablet to 11 local men whose lives were lost in the First World War. Glenfield Community Centre, Auckland, 9 September 2017, 10am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies,, Memorials Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Get a sense for life during the First World War at Anzac in Action 2018. Rangitata Island Aerodrome, Geraldine, 21-22 Apr 2018.

Topics: Family Entertainment Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Geraldine

An exhibition of the work of renowned architect Samuel Hurst Seager, designer of NZ’s First World War battlefield memorials at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 15 Aug - 4 Sept 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: University of Canterbury

An opportunity to explore one fascinating aspect of the 'Gallipoli: The scale of our war' exhibition in detail with a free tour. Te Papa, Wellington. 21 August - 1 September 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Inside Gallipoli Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Te Papa

A ceremony to mark the Battle of Passchendaele where 843 New Zealanders died in a single day. Sheffield Domain, Sheffield, Selwyn. 12 October 2017, 2pm.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Springfield
Organised by: Sheffield Domain

An Awfully Big Adventure transports audiences to the First World War to interrogate the impact it had on New Zealanders. Civic Theatre, Invercargill, 31 August 2017, 6pm.

Topics: Theatre, Family & Lifestyle Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Invercargill
Organised by: Civic Theatre

Four Tauranga men died at Passchendaele – Albert Wasley, Sydney Carl Jordan, Walter Cunningham and Cecil Guinness. This exhibition tells their story. Phoenix Car Park, Mt Maunganui.

Topics: Passchendaele, Exhibitions Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Mt Maunganui
Organised by: WW100 Tauranga

Explore the story of Charles Southey, who was awarded the military medal for bravery following the Battle of Passchendaele. Tauranga City Library, 29 Sept – 30 Nov 2017, 9:30am – 5:00pm

Topics: Social & Political History, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga
Organised by: WW100 Tauranga

Historian and author Damien Fenton will explore the Battle of Passchendaele in a talk at Tauranga Boys College, Tauranga, 28 September 2017, 6:30pm

Topics: public talks, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga
Organised by: WW100 Tauranga

An afternoon tea for descendants of First World War veterans to remember those who served in the Battle of Passchendaele. Mt Maunganui RSA, Mt Maunganui, 8 October 2017, 2 p.m.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Mt Maunganui
Organised by: Mt Maunganui RSA

A presentation on the work involved to complete the biographies of more than fifty people who died in the 1918 influenza pandemic. Karori Recreation Centre, Wellington, 13 August 2017, 2 p.m.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Influenza Audience: general audiences Located in: Wellington
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A working bee to tidy the graves of some of the 650 people buried at Karori Cementery who died in the 1918 influenza outbreak. Karori Cemetery, Wellington, 12 November 2017, 2 p.m.

Topics: Restoration projects Audience: general audiences, wellington Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Other
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Hear about the personal treasures that soldiers and their loved ones cherished during the First World War in a talk by Te Papa curator Kirstie Ross. Te Papa, Wellington, 24 August 2017, 11:15am.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Inside Gallipoli Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Te Papa

Discover the amazing stories of two courageous New Zealand nurses in the First World War. The final of three talks by curator Kirstie Ross. Te Papa, Wellington, 30 August 2017, 11:15am.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Inside Gallipoli Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Te Papa

New Zealand Defence Force historian John Crawford to present a talk to the Marlborough Historical Society on the Battle of Passchendaele. Marlborough Convention Centre, Blenheim, 24 September 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, historical interest, Passchendaele Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

A free guided tour exploring the story of ​Count Felix Graf von Luckner's escape from Motuihe Island during the First World War. 8 October 2017.

Topics: Guided walks, heritage talks Audience: Families, Individuals, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Motuihe Trust

An Armistice Day parade will be held at the Blenheim War Memorial, Blenheim, 11 November 2017, 11am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim
Organised by: Blenheim War Memorial

Mesut Uyar from the University of New South Wales will speak on The August Offensive and the Ottomans: A Faceless Army at the Distinction Hotel, Palmerston North, 8 August 2017, 5:30p.m.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
Organised by: Massey University

Gillian Headifen will explore the Turnbull Library holdings on the Battle of Messines. National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 20 June 2017, 12:10pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Messines Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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

Seán Brosnahan, from Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, will speak about the Otago unit's role in the Battle of Messines. Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, 13 June 2017 at 10am. 

Topics: Messines, Otago, Public Talks & Tours Audience: general audiences, otago Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

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

An opera exploring the story of Archibald Baxter and thirteen other conscientious objectors who were forcibly sent to the Western Front. Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin, 22–29 July 2017.

Topics: Opera, Concientious objectors, Performing Arts Audience: general audiences, otago Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Mayfair Theatre

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

‘Balls, Bullets & Boots – from rugby field to battlefield’ is a unique exhibition tackling the story of wartime rugby. Papakura Museum, Auckland, 6 June – 22 July 2017.

Topics: Museums, rugby, Sport Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Papakura Museum

In the spirit of Matariki, the Great War Exhibition in Wellington offers guided tours to tell the story of Māori in the First World War. 24–25 June 2017.

Topics: Museums, Maori, Public Talks & Tours Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: The Great War Exhibition

A concert of music and readings in commemoration of the battles of the Western Front during the First World War. St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, 17 June 2017.

Topics: Classical Music, Musical performance Audience: general audiences Located in: Hastings

Nelson RSA have established a First World War Memorial at Marsden Valley Cemetery, Nelson.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Nelson RSA

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