Activities & Projects
Get a sense for life during the First World War at Anzac in Action 2018. Rangitata Island Aerodrome, Geraldine, 21-22 Apr 2018.
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.
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.
A ceremony to mark the Battle of Passchendaele where 842 New Zealanders died in a single day. Sheffield Domain, Sheffield, Selwyn. 12 October 2017, 2pm.
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.
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.
Explore the story of Charles Southey, who was awarded the military medal for bravery following the Battle of Passchendaele. Tauranga City Library, 29 September 2017, 9:30am – 5:00pm
Historian and author Damien Fenton will explore the Battle of Passchendaele in a talk at Tauranga Boys College, Tauranga, 28 September 2017, 6:30pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An Armistice Day parade will be held at the Blenheim War Memorial, Blenheim, 11 November 2017, 11am.
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.
Creating a New Zealand memorial and garden at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Zonnebeke, Belgium, to coincide with the Battle of Passchendaele centenary in October 2017.
Gillian Headifen will explore the Turnbull Library holdings on the Battle of Messines. National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 20 June 2017, 12:10pm.
Colonel Colin Richardson will explore the background and execution of the Battle of Messines. Palmerston North Central Library, 7 June 2017 at 6:30pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
Nelson RSA have established a First World War Memorial at Marsden Valley Cemetery, Nelson.
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.