NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

News

22 May 2017

The chalice of First World War chaplain, Father James Joseph McMenamin, was handed over to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) chaplains during a Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Petone on Sunday 21 May at 9.30am.

09 May 2017

Ten senior students will get the opportunity to join the 100th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium later this year, as part of a competition for schools and kura.

05 May 2017

Historian Monty Soutar has issued a final plea for images of Māori soldiers from the First World War for inclusion in his book about the conflict.

18 April 2017

With Anzac Day fast approaching researchers are hoping to locate two missing flags presented to the New Zealand Rifle Brigade in England in 1919 and are looking for help from the public.

18 April 2017

With less than two weeks till the opening of the Myriad Faces of War symposium, its relevance to the wider community continues to grow.

18 April 2017

A highly complex University of Otago project to preserve the unique Kiwi character of World War I tunnels in France has reached a milestone.

13 April 2017

Veterans’ Affairs Minister David Bennett has launched Battle of Passchendaele competitions for Year 12 and 13 students.

07 April 2017

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says Pukeahu National War Memorial Park’s overall win at this year’s New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture annual awards is a fitting accolade for this special place of remembrance.

07 April 2017

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson heads to France to represent New Zealand at commemorations for the centenary of the Battle of Arras.

06 April 2017

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today announced that New Zealand has updated its travel advice for Turkey. 

05 April 2017

The Great War Exhibition continues to build on its world class story by opening the next in its series of temporary exhibitions, “Wounded” on Anzac Day 2017.

05 April 2017

New Zealand Post tells the story of mother of 10, Ellen Knight, who lost three sons during the war, in its latest series of stamps commemorating the First World War.

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