NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

News

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.

11 August 2016

Since calling on New Zealanders to share their photos of Māori soldiers, Dr Monty Soutar Senior Māori Historian at Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, has been inundated.

11 August 2016

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss has launched the 2016 Battle of Passchendaele Multi-Media Competition, which is open to Year 13 students.

09 August 2016

ANZAC Heroes – a book supported through Creative New Zealand's WW100 Co-commissioning Fund – won 2016's Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award in the prestigious New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

03 August 2016

Four proposals inspired by a creative dialogue between France and New Zealand will undergo further consideration from a jury made of French and New Zealand members before the winning design is announced in November.

03 August 2016

The NZHistory website has compiled, for the first time, comprehensive lists of New Zealanders who protested against, or resisted military service in the First World War.

27 July 2016

WW100 is looking for French cultural and community groups and French businesses who are interested in sharing their culture through art, music, song, dance, food, and crafts following the War in France commemorative ceremony on 18 September 2016.

07 July 2016

Médaillé Extraordinaire, the first exhibition bringing to light the remarkable story of a New Zealander whose glittering military career spanned 20 years in France’s Foreign Legion, opens in France in July 2016.

28 June 2016

Regimental colours and banners representing New Zealand units that served in the First World War will be paraded by New Zealand Defence Force personnel on the Champs-Élysèes during France's Bastille Day military parade.

27 June 2016

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley will represent the New Zealand government at First World War centenary commemoration events in England and France around the centenary of the commencement of the Battle of the Somme.

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