NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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Screening of March On and Crossing the Line to coincide with Anzac Day commemorations. Regent 3 Cinemas, Masterton, 23 Apr 2017.

Topics: Film Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Masterton
Category: Other
Organised by: Regent 3 Cinemas

A dawn service will be held at 6:10 am in Victoria Park in Hamilton, Bermuda to commemorate Anzac Day 2017.

Topics: Anzac Day 2017 Audience: New Zealanders residing in Bermuda
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Join Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision for the Wellington screenings of "The Battle of the Somme", a film shot in 1916. Screening on 14-17 September 2016.

Topics: Events, films, Somme, Battle of the Somme Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Other

An animated film to be shown on Wellington Museum's unique vertically-formatted Tall Screen.

Topics: Film, Visitor Experience, exhibition, History, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, family, School students, local visitors, local Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington Museum

Enter the #MyAnzacDay photo competition and show how New Zealanders mark 100 years since the first Anzac Day.

Topics: Photography, Competitions, Community contribution, Social media Audience: General
Category: Other
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

In this documentary, Sam Neill looks through the lens of his own family to uncover some overlooked truths about Gallipoli. Screened at Auckland Art Gallery on 30 April 2016.

Topics: Film, Gallipoli, Family History Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Category: Other
Organised by: Auckland Art Gallery

Sonic Wells for Gallipoli is an art project which symbolises the special relationship of mutual respect between New Zealand, Australia and Turkey. Live all day from 23 April to 22 July 2016.

Topics: Art, Gallipoli, Overseas Audience: General, Local residents, Arts appreciators, Students Located in: New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Wellington
Category: Other
Organised by: Allan Giddy

A regimental mess-themed luncheon at Featherston Anzac on 24 January 2016 to commemorate the centenary of the opening of the Featherston Military Training Camp.

Topics: Charity, Fundraisers, Events, Military camps, Sculpture Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Featherston
Category: Other
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An Armistice Day commemorative service at the Cenotaph, followed by the launch of the street-naming initiative 'Poppy Places' at the Central Library on 11 November 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Commemorative events, Armistice, Local history Audience: General, Local residents, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
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On 29 October 2015, New Zealand will recognise the outstanding contribution of four Belgians for their services to New Zealand-Belgium relations and war commemorations in a ceremony in Poperinge.

Topics: Belgium, Overseas

Four murals of the "Fields of Remembrance" banners have been externally mounted on a wall at the Ngaruawahia RSA to honour the men and women of Ngaurawahia who served in the First World War

Topics: Education, Lottery Grant Recipients, RSA, Local history, remembrance Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents, Schools, Individuals / Families Located in: New Zealand, Ngaruawahia
Category: Other

October 2015 marks 100 years since a group of Niuean men left to serve in the First World War. New Zealand Post is issuing stamps on behalf of Niue that look closer at their contribution.

Topics: Memorabilia, 13 October, Niue, Stamps Audience: General, Niueans, Pacific cultures, Philatelists

On 29 September 2015 the NZDF's rugby team, the Defence Blacks, plays a commemorative match against a French selection in Paris.

Topics: rugby, Sports, Events, Overseas Audience: Sports People, General, Expats

On 3 October 2015 the NZDF's rugby team, the Defence Blacks, will play a one-off match in the Dave Gallaher Memorial Tournament against the Belgium national team in Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Topics: rugby, Sports, Events, Overseas Audience: Sports People, General, Expats

The New Zealand Geographic Board’s project to research and collect the stories behind New Zealand’s First World War place names.

Topics: place name, Geographic Board, History, LINZ, online resources Audience: Public, historians, iwi, geneologists, Researchers

To commemorate Anzac Day, the Chiefs' match against the Force at Waikato Stadium on 24 April 2015 will feature a moving tribute to those soldiers who fought in the First World War.

Topics: rugby, Events, Commemoration, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: Sports People, General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: New Zealand Rugby

All visitors to Auckland's Sky Tower are invited to take part in their special commemorative activities between 20 and 27 April 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Children, Kids, Holidays Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Category: Other
Organised by: Sky Tower

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is commemorating the First World War with a range of screenings in April 2015. Between 22-24 April they will be screening the drama 'Chunuk Bair'.

Topics: Film, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Film lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Other

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is commemorating the First World War with a range of screenings in April 2015. Between 15-18 April they will be screening Gallipoli: The Frontline Experience.

Topics: Events, Film, Documentaries Audience: General, Film lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Other

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is commemorating the First World War with a range of screenings in April 2015. On the week of 22-24 April they will be screening three World War One documentaries.

Topics: Film, Documentaries, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Other

Find out more about the First World War with an activity-filled day at Puke Ariki on 17 April 2015. There will be plenty of hands-on crafts to keep kids and adults happy.

Topics: Families, Events Audience: Families Located in: New Zealand, New Plymouth
Category: Other
Organised by: Puke Ariki

On 21 April 2015, come celebrate the launch of Palmerston North City Libraries' new website dedicated to the contributions our local community and beyond made to the First World War.

Topics: online resources, Events, Local history Audience: local visitors, General, historians, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
Category: Other

Enter Palmerston North City Libraries' Anzac biscuit baking competition on 22 April 2015.

Topics: Food, Gourmet, Wine, Events Audience: Bakers, General Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
Category: Other

Dulce et Decorum est is a new project by jazz composer John Rae inspired by New Zealand war poetry written by returning First World War soldiers.

Topics: Music, Creative Projects, poetry Audience: Music lovers
Category: Other
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We are holding a Post ANZAC Day Luncheon at Parksyde Community Centre, Rotorua, on Tuesday 28th April 2015.

Topics: Food, Gourmet, Wine Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Category: Other
Organised by: Rachael Watts

Poster series celebrating New Zealanders who resisted the government's war effort. The posters feature Te Puea Herangi, Archibald Baxter, Harry Urquhart and the Trade Union movement.

Topics: Opposition to world war one, conscientious objectors, diverse experiences of the war
Category: Other

As part of Southland's commemorations, Venture Southland has coordinated the production of 169 street banners and 43 flags. These flags will be displayed throughout the region. 

Category: Other
Organised by: Venture Southland

Travel with Steam Incorporated on this Anzac Weekend excursion to the Central Plateau, hauled by the First World War memorial locomotive Ab608 “Passchendaele".

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele, railway, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: local visitors, Tourists, General Located in: New Zealand, Feilding, New Zealand, Ohakune, New Zealand, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Waiouru
Category: Other
Organised by: Steam Incorporated

Military themed displays and vehicles at Meeanee Speedway, Napier, on Sunday 3 May 2015.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Vintage Cars Located in: New Zealand, Napier
Category: Other
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The Wellington Film Society screens one of the boldest statements ever made against the futility of war, 'All Quiet on the Western Front', at the Paramount Theatre, 20 April 2015.

Topics: Film, Pacifism, Western Front, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Other
Organised by: Wellington Film Society

Palmerston North's Community Arts invites you to take part in its Anzac reflections of life at home during 1914 to 1918. At Square Edge from Friday 24 April to Monday 11 May.

Topics: Home front, community participation, Community contribution, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, School children, School students, Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
Category: Other
Organised by: Community Arts

A weekly reading of First World War stories, letters and diaries with music from the era. ​Saturday afternoons at 12.30, on Otago Access Radio 105.4FM and 1575AM.

Topics: Radio, diaries, letters, Music, broadcasting Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

With assistance from the general public of New Zealand, we are aiming to produce one hand crafted poppy for each serviceman and woman lost by our nation in WWI. That is 18,166 poppies! 

 

Topics: memorial, art project, Community contirbution, Commemorations, flanders Audience: Women, Teachers, all ages, community, groups

Bring along your old First World War items to Christchurch's Air Force Museum on 12 October where experts can help you find out more about their story.

Topics: Events, Family History, material culture Audience: General, historians, Researchers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Category: Other

On Saturday 27 September 2014, there is a wreath laying ceremony and public walk-through of the new 'Arras Tunnel'. National War Memorial, Buckle Street, Wellington.

Topics: Facilities, Events, New Zealand Tunnelling Company Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A day of steam train action featuring Ab 608 "Passchendaele" from Wellington at Glenbrook Vintage Railway, Auckland. 27 October 2014. 

Topics: Passchendaele, October 14 Audience: local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Category: Other

A family programme focused on experiencing the war at the home front. Papatoetoe Library, Auckland. 7 October 2014.

Topics: Events, Homefront Audience: local visitors, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Category: Other
Organised by: Papatoetoe Library

Honouring the Anzacs through large military displays, memorabilia, film, Anzac memories and more. Rotorua A & P Lifestyle Expo, 24-25 January 2015.

Topics: Events, ANZAC Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Category: Other

A breakfast event providing a poignant and humorous look at the First World War, with songs and readings. Star and Garter Restaurant, Oamaru, 15 November 2014.

Topics: Events Located in: New Zealand, Oamaru
Category: Other
Organised by: Star and Garter

An excursion with the First World War Memorial locomotive Ab608 “Passchendaele”. Frankton Railway Station, Hamilton, 26 October 2014.

Topics: Passchendaele, October 14 Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Category: Other
Organised by: Steam Incorporated

On 29 July 2014, the New Zealand Parliament debated a motion introduced by Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, on the centenary of New Zealand entering the First World War. Videos are available.

Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key introducing the motion
Topics: August 14 Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Other
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

A centenary dinner at the Kaiwaka Sports Complex, 16 August 2014, 6.30pm.

Topics: Events, August 14, RSA Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Kaiwaka
Category: Other

In commemoration of the First World War Centenary, MOTAT is celebrating the stories of the pilots who trained at the New Zealand Flying School in Auckland between 1915-19 before serving overseas.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, aviation, Digital, Community contribution, Online Cenotaph Audience: General, Students, Teachers, Genealogy, Pilots Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: MOTAT

The first Wairarapa volunteers left from Masterton on August 13 1914, an event that will be re-enacted 100 years later. Masterton Town Square, Masterton, 13 August 2014.

Topics: Events, Re-enactments, August 14 Audience: local visitors, Descendants, General Located in: New Zealand, Carterton, New Zealand, Featherston, New Zealand, Masterton, New Zealand, Palmerston North

Free public aviation show of First World War planes with commentary and land-based displays.

First World War nieuport fighter
Topics: Exhibitions, Events, aviation, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Genera, Families, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wanaka

The APO present a concert created by four composers who have produced new music in response to letters (held at Auckland Museum) written by NZ soldiers during the First World War. 25 May 2015.

Topics: Events, Music, Performing Arts, Classical Music Audience: General, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

The New Zealand War Graves Trust, in association with the Auckland War Memorial Museum are creating a photographic archive of the war graves of all New Zealanders from 1899 to the present day. 

Topics: War Graves, Memorials, Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Publications Audience: General, Descendants, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Creating five outdoor floral carpets to commemorate the First World War in Whangarei. Unveiled February 2014.

Topics: Floral arrangements, Lottery Grant Recipients, Events Audience: General, Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Whangarei
Category: Other

Helping to date New Zealand items of militaria and period photos from the First World War.

Topics: Services, Photography Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Other
Organised by: Barry O'Sullivan

Recording a list of First World War service personnel & reserves that listed their occupation as working for the Post Office.

Topics: History, Research Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Other
Organised by: Andrew McNiven

The Gibson Group, with funding from New Zealand on Air, has produced a First World War documentary series to mark the centenary of the war in 2014. On Prime, June-July 2014.

Topics: Documentaries, Film, History Audience: General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The Christchurch RSA will be opening its new clubrooms on 4 August 2014, 100 years from the outbreak of the First World War. The old clubrooms where destroyed in the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.

Topics: RSA, Facilities, August 14 Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Category: Other