A new book capturing the experiences of New Zealand soldiers on the Western Front during the First World War is a vivid and detailed account of a pivotal event in our nation’s history, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says.
Dignitaries and the public packed into the National War Memorial in Wellington to remember those New Zealanders who provided support to the Allied war effort in France during 1916 to 1918.
More than 800 people, many of whom had travelled “from the uttermost ends of the Earth”, joined a NZ Defence Force ceremonial contingent to mark the centenary of the New Zealand Division’s involvement in the Battle of the Somme.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Zealanders in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force were joined by approximately 500 Pacific Island soldiers in the First World War.
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.
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.
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.
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.