NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

News

15 September 2016

A series of flags have been created to commemorate and remember New Zealand’s role in the Battle of the Somme and to celebrate New Zealand’s ongoing relationship with France.

13 September 2016

Insights into New Zealand's First World War connections to France form part of the France in the Park commemorations at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on 18 September 2016.

13 September 2016

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee will travel to France to attend New Zealand commemorations of the 100th anniversary of this country’s involvement in the Battle of the Somme.

12 September 2016

Te Papa, in partnership with WW100 and The Village Goldsmith, has released the Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails’ limited edition sterling silver pin.

06 September 2016

New Zealanders in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force were joined by approximately 500 Pacific Island soldiers in the First World War. 

02 September 2016

Lieutenant General Tim Keating, Chief of Defence Force, announced further details of the Battle of the Somme centenary commemorations at Longueval, France, on 15 September 2016.

02 September 2016

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the announcement that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will attend the New Zealand Battle of the Somme commemorations in Longueval, France.

30 August 2016

Since the first official history of the New Zealand Division on the Western Front was published in 1921, no scholarly overview volume has been written, until now.

24 August 2016

A special issue of the Women's Studies Journal enriches our understanding of the First World War, and also our understanding of what it means to be a New Zealander during the years 1914-1918.

22 August 2016

New Zealander’s experiences in France during the First World War will be remembered in a special national commemoration on Sunday 18 September, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says.

17 August 2016

Students from throughout New Zealand are set to benefit from today’s opening of the Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

17 August 2016

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed the official opening of the new education centre at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington today.

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