NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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27 March 2017

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says New Zealand’s First World War stories have been brought to life through a series of short animated videos.

21 March 2017

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the ties between New Zealand and Turkey were strengthened further today with the unveiling of the Turkish Memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

16 March 2017

New Zealand’s international First World War commemorations this year will focus on the Western Front, with Anzac Day-related ceremonies in France and Belgium and the centenary commemorations of the battles of Messines and Passchendaele.

08 March 2017

The partial remains of an unknown First World War New Zealand soldier were buried with the partial remains of two British soldiers today at the Perth (China Wall) Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery near Ieper, in Belgium.

07 March 2017

Helen Pollock's sculpture 'Victory Medal' will be installed in the Place des Heroes in front of the famous Belfroi in Arras in April 2017.

01 March 2017

The partial remains of an unknown First World War New Zealand soldier will be buried at the Perth (China Wall) Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery near Ieper, in Belgium, on 7 March 2017.

01 March 2017

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says New Zealand’s darkest day during the First World War will be remembered as part of WW100’s 2017 programme.

23 February 2017

Fabian Brunner (aged 24) from Frankfurt am Main is the lucky winner of the New Zealand Prime Minister's First World War Centenary Peace and Security Scholarship.

20 February 2017

Artist Rebecca Holden hopes to extend the reach of her artistic tribute to the land where the Mounted Rifles fought.

17 February 2017

The centenaries of the Battles of Messines and Passchendaele will be the focus for New Zealand’s international First World War commemorations in 2017.

13 January 2017

It was quiet when English visited but in a few months things will be much busier as the 100th anniversaries of the major battles are commemorated.

12 December 2016

Supported by Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage The Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and its legacy will bring together speakers from around the world to Wellington in April 2017 to discuss the impact of the First World War and other significant events.

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