NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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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.

24 June 2016

Staff and a student from Otago’s National School of Surveying are currently using 3D laser scanning to map the tunnels and caves beneath Arras, creating a stunning virtual world to be explored from the safety of their newly launched website.

20 June 2016

Ten Kiwi students have been selected from ten schools from around the country to travel to France this September for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

14 June 2016

A forgotten building that was a safe haven for thousands of New Zealand soldiers during the First World War and which opened in London 100 years ago, is to be remembered with a special installation and dramatic re-enactments.

09 June 2016

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the newly named Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre will be an excellent home for education programmes at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.

30 May 2016

A new exhibit at Wellington’s The Great War Exhibition opens on Tuesday, marking the centenary of the Battle of Jutland – the pivotal naval battle of the First World War.

19 May 2016

Four young people from Samoa, Niue, Tonga and the Cook Islands will travel to France for the Somme commemorations in September, after winning a WW100 writing competition.

12 May 2016

An image of a lone soldier at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park has been judged the winner of WW100 centenary progamme’s #MyAnzacDay photo competition.

12 May 2016

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated the winners of a photo competition which challenged New Zealanders to define their modern Anzac Day experience.

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