NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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A Battle of Passchendaele commemorative service will be held at at the Mount Maunganui Cenotaph on 14 October at 2pm. 

Topics: Passchendaele, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga
Organised by: WW100 Tauranga

Explore the story of Charles Southey, who was awarded the military medal for bravery following the Battle of Passchendaele. Tauranga City Library, 29 Sept – 30 Nov 2017, 9:30am – 5:00pm

Topics: Social & Political History, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga
Organised by: WW100 Tauranga

Historian and author Damien Fenton will explore the Battle of Passchendaele in a talk at Tauranga Boys College, Tauranga, 28 September 2017, 6:30pm

Topics: public talks, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga
Organised by: WW100 Tauranga

New Zealand's tunnellers are the focus of the Pick and Shovel Men exhibition at Masonic Park, Tauranga, from 20 April to 20 May 2017. Part of the From Tauranga to the Trenches exhibition series.

Topics: WW1, Tunnellers, Arras, Graffiti, Soldiers Audience: Students, Teachers, General Public Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

The Somme: From Tauranga to the Trenches is the latest First World War exhibition from the Tauranga Heritage Collection. It reveals the connection Tauranga has to "that terrible battle".

Topics: WW1, Somme, Tauranga, Exhbition Audience: Students, Public Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

Te Hokowhitu a Tu - Maori Pioneers is an exhibit that commemorates the exploits of the Maori Battalion during the First World War.

Topics: Maori, exhibition, Mobile Audience: Maori, Students, General Public Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

Gallipoli, From Tauranga to the Trenches is the second exhibition from the Tauranga Heritage Collection commemorating the First World War.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, History, Local history, Gallipoli Audience: General, Local residents, Teachers, Students Located in: Tauranga, Te Puke

A Marquette Angel is the latest From Tauranga to the Trenches exhibition, a mobile series commemorating the centenary of the First World War. 

Topics: Marquette, Tauranga, Exhibitions, Events, nurses Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

The Tauranga Embroiderers’ Guild is hosting an exhibition at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre with a special focus on 'Remembering Anzac in Stitch'. Runs 13-17 May.

Topics: Craft & Object Art, Exhibitions, Events Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

We have commissioned local sculpture artist Nic Clegg to make and instal 7 corten poppy seed heads at the Tauriko Business Estate. They will be erected the week starting 20 April 2015.

Topics: public art, Sculpture, poppies, ANZAC Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

Historian Jock Phillips will speak about New Zealand's First World War memorials and New Zealand identity at Tauranga Art Gallery on 19 March 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, war memorial, Events, Art Audience: historians, General Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga
Organised by: Tauranga Art Gallery

Rotunda features the beautiful collision of a live brass band with the raw power of contemporary dance, timed to honour the Gallipoli landings in 1915, performed by The New Zealand Dance Company.

Topics: dance, Performing Arts, Events Audience: Teachers, Artists, General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand, Australia, Christchurch, New Zealand, Australia, Dunedin, New Zealand, Australia, Tauranga, New Zealand, Australia, Wellington

An exhibition of selected photographs of First World War memorials by Laurence Aberhart. Tauranga Art Gallery,  17 February - 10 May 2015.

Topics: Photography, Memorials, Art, Events Audience: General, Students, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga
Organised by: Tauranga Art Gallery

As part of Tauranga's commemorations of local lives lost in the First World War, a Field of Remembrance displays white crosses in public places throughout the city. 

Topics: crosses, memorial, Soldiers, Tauranga, Fields of Remembrance Audience: General Public Located in: Tauranga
Organised by: Tauranga RSA, WW100 Tauranga

From Tauranga to the Trenches mobile exhibition uses interactive technology and visual displays to tell the stories of local men who were involved in the First World War.

Topics: exhibition, Tauranga, Events Audience: Students, Teachers, young, old, RSA Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

Erected in 1921 as a memorial to Tauranga’s fallen the gates are constructed of concrete rendered posts, wrought iron gates and marble plaques, which are currently undergoing conservation.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Memorials, conservation Audience: General Located in: Tauranga
Organised by: Tauranga City Council

A Tauranga public lecture series on First World War themes. The entire series runs weekly from Wednesday 17 September 2014 to Wednesday 5 November 2014. Bookings essential.

Topics: Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Public talks and tours, October 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

Tauranga City Libraries are collecting the stories, photographs, letters and so on of locals connected with the First World War.

Topics: Digital, Local history, Personal stories, Heritage, Community contribution Audience: General Located in: Tauranga
Organised by: Tauranga City Libraries