NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Pukeahu: transformation of the National War Memorial Park

The pages on this website reveal the story of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park as told during four virtual field trips facilitated for schools by Learnz. Teaching resources remain online.

A crane towers near the National Carillon as work wrapped up on the revamped Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

The pages on this website reveal the story of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park as told during four virtual field trips facilitated for schools by Learnz.

Virtual field trip resources remain online, including background reading, starter activities, videos, photos and audioconference recordings.

A PDF and SlideShare newsletter and two Storify articles recap the highlights of the virtual field trips and provide links to videos and other classroom resources.

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park was built to mark the centenary of the First World War. It opened in time for Anzac Day 2015, 100 years since the Gallipoli landings.

The project involved the creation of Arras Tunnel, putting part of State Highway 1 underground in central Wellington to make room for the park.

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Arras Tunnel was built to make space for the park.
Artist's impression of the park.
Crowds gather for the dawn blessing at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.
Learnz teacher Shelley at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
This activity is being worked on from
2015
 to 
2015
Date added: 13 April 2015 | Last updated: 22 April 2015

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