NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

News

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.

25 July 2017

Education Minister Nikki Kaye and the Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have announced the winning students who will be flying to Belgium to attend the 100th anniversary commemorations for the Battle of Passchendaele.

21 July 2017

The bond formed between Belgium and New Zealand during the First World War will be recognised with two special ceremonies at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

18 July 2017

First World War Queen Elisabeth Medal recipient Elizabeth Pinfold will be honoured with the unveiling of a plaque by the Belgian Ambassador, His Excellency Jean-Luc Bodson, at her restored grave in Karori Cemetery.

17 July 2017

Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails has picked up another award, this time for its Ngā Tapuwae Western Front app.

13 July 2017

One hundred years ago, a balloting system determined who would be conscripted to go to war for New Zealand. One of the ballot boxes used is in Te Papa's collection.

12 July 2017

'Passchendaele: The Belgians have not forgotten' – an exhibition developed in Belgium to acknowledge New Zealand’s part in the Battle of Passchendaele opens for a three week period at the National War Memorial in Wellington.

11 July 2017

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says a project by eight young New Zealand artists will spark new conversations on conscription and give us all a better understanding of its place in our history.

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