NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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20 October 2017

For 99 years the Cullen family have attempted to identify a First World War German wallet’s owner, to thank him or his family members for saving the life of their relative. Their searches had always been in vain, until now.

09 October 2017

It’s just an empty wallet, but for Private Hayden Cullen, of Cambridge, no price could be put on reuniting it with the family of the German officer who saved his great grandfather’s life in the First World War.

05 October 2017

Two New Zealand services in Belgium have paid tribute to the men who lost their lives 100 years ago in the First World War Battle of Broodseinde.

03 October 2017

Commemorations to mark one of New Zealand’s darkest days will be held in New Zealand and Belgium this month to remember the Battle of Passchendaele.

03 October 2017

Prime Minister Bill English has welcomed the announcement that His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge will attend the New Zealand Battle of Passchendaele commemorations in Belgium this month.

03 October 2017

Toi Māori and the waka Te Hono ki Aotearoa will feature in a unique Passchendaele centenary commemoration ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ieper on Wednesday 11 October at 7pm.  

29 September 2017

The courage and sacrifice of soldiers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force and the families left behind will be remembered during commemorations in Belgium to mark 100 years since the Battle of Passchendaele.

Buttes New British Cemetery
18 September 2017

New Zealand artist Rebecca Holden will be exhibiting her First World War commemorative show 'Sand in the Apricot Jam' at the Museum of Rishon LeZion, Israel, from 19 October for 6 months.

14 September 2017

WW100 will mark the Battle of Passchendaele with a national commemorative programme held in Wellington on Thursday 12 October.

07 September 2017

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, Auckland War Memorial Museum opens a new gallery on October 10th, Pou Kanohi New Zealand at War, an enduring legacy of the First World War centenary period. More than 18,000 lives were lost in WWI, and it remains one of the...

30 August 2017

John Ryan McLane is looking for help and ideas to tell the story of the 1918 influenza pandemic, particularly in the Pacific and New Zealand settings.

01 August 2017

In the lead up to New Zealand’s centenary commemoration of the Battle of Passchendaele this October, WW100 is highlighting the support these dedicated New Zealanders gave to Belgium and its refugees.

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