Retired Belgian judge Dominique Cooreman unearthed an almost forgotten battle in Belgium, where more than 1000 NZ soldiers were killed between mid-June to the end of August 1917.
Round up the troops for a day full of family entertainment at Founders Anzac Fair. Held at Nelson's Founders Heritage Park, on 23 April 2017.
A programme of events at Auckland Museum to commemorate 100 years since the first Anzac Day service.
Take part in an Anzac Day community art installation, in remembrance of the First World War. Rotorua District Library, 20-25 April 2016.
Make a poppy and take time to honour those from the Ashburton District who lost their lives during the First World War. 25 April 2016, 1-4 p.m.
This new book commemorates the day when fighting stopped in 1918 and looks at what happened next. Partnered with best-selling Anzac Day, it makes an excellent reference for the whole family.
Anzac themed stories followed by a creative paper or clay poppy craft at Palmerston North Central Library, on 21 April 2016.
Join Auckland War Memorial Museum on 8 August 2015 to commemorate the Battle of Chunuk Bair with a commemoration service, a presentation of ANZAC images, poetry, waiata and theatre.
Window Into WW1 is about showcasing and preserving the First World War heritage of the Manawatu through digitisation and online exhibitions.
Still explores the duality of war: the destruction of lives and the construction of a collective future. Presented simultaneously in Auckland, Christchurch and Poitiers, France, in September 2015.
Graeme Wilson will review where New Zealand forces served in both World Wars and will show you how to access and interpret military records. At Waitakere Central Library, 9 June 2015.
In the grounds of the Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club there will be a Military Display Day on 27 April 2015.
Create poppies to be part of the Field of Poppies, an Anzac Day community art installation. At Rotorua District Library, 22-24 April 2015.
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.
Michelle O'Connell is launching her children's picture book, Leaving for The Front, at Masterton District Library on 18 April 2015.
Taranaki Pioneer Village in Stratford presents a great day to bring history alive for your family on 12 April 2015, with vintage vehicles and a commemorative service.
A workshop in central Palmerston North where contributors make a poppy from tissue paper for Anzac day, between 10-18 April 2015.
The National Library of New Zealand have brought together an articulate group of speakers who are passionate about the subject of Māori participation in war. Wellington, 25 April 2015.
On the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum in Devonport invites you to come and share in our Anzac Day 2015 commemorations.
This free booklet features a heritage trail visiting 22 places that provide insight into Wellington’s participation in the war and includes a map illustrating WWI parade and procession routes.
A street parade of vintage and veteran military vehicles heading from Thames' main street to the Thames Racecourse, where a battle reenactment will take place, on 11 April 2015.
ANZAC Reflections, Memoirs and Memories, presenting a special programme of beautiful music and readings commemorating those who have given their lives, and reflecting on the effects of war.
"Roly the Anzac Donkey" tells the story of the courageous partnership between a NZ soldier and his hardworking donkey. Come along to the Ashhurst Village Valley Centre on 27 March 2015.
Grab a blanket and come down to Dowse Square, Lower Hutt, at 6.30pm on 26 April 2015 for an Anzac Films by Starlight special presented by Hutt City Council.
Ilona Rodgers and Cathie Harrop and musicians, bring to towns around the country the stories and music of New Zealand women at home and abroad during the First World War.
Join us at Auckland's Torpedo Bay Navy Museum between 7-19 April 2015 to make a candle holder which will house a candle for you to light at home in remembrance on the morning of Anzac Day.
This trust intends to honour Archibald Baxter and other conscientious objectors from New Zealand during the First World War centenary.
Join us in Toronto, Canada, for dinner, drinks and live music to commemorate the centenary of Anzac Day.
Inspired by a trooper's diary, this multi media production was put together by students and staff of Kapiti College. Performance at Paraparaumu's Southward Theatre, 22 April 2015.
Heritage New Zealand is excited to offer a tour visiting a number of First World War country memorials in Canterbury's Waimakariri District on 11 April 2015.
Hastings District commemorates Anzac Day 2015 at the Cenotaph in Civic Square with a dawn service, a civic ceremony and a programme of music and community art projects.
An exhibition at Mount Maunganui's Classic Flyers Museum to honour local soldiers, their families and the community. Opens Anzac Day 2015 and runs till 23 May.
The Torpedo Bay Navy Museum's WW100 Commemoraitve Pavilion and A.D. Boyle Room, opening on 7 March 2015, will be the first national memorial dedicated to naval service.
Mark the centennial of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 by attending this special commemoration dawn service at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.
This project is part of the Peace Poppy Project aimed to engage as many people from our community as possible, to share stories of remembrance and how we can retain peace for now and into the future
Nelson's wartime community spirit is rediscovered at Founders Heritage Park's 1915 Harvest Festival on Monday 27 April 2015.
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.
Travel with Steam Incorporated on this special Anzac excursion one way from Wellington to Paekakariki on Anzac Day 2016.
This concert at Auckland's Hollywood Cinema on 26 April 2015 features music from some of the darkest days in our history, including the First World War.
The planting of a series of forests around the Coromandel Peninsula commemorating major battles and all New Zealand soldiers who died in the First World War.
A play that transports audiences aged 8-14 back to the First World War. Playing in Wellington on 20 and 21 March 2015 as part of the Capital E National Arts Festival.
Themes, to: remember all the casualties of war and war resisters; end war as a response to conflict, and promote peace. Stage 1: local peace vigils Stage 2: thematic resources and events
A commemoration of the lives and activities of soldiers and others who came from Stoke and who took part in the First World War. Ongoing from 12 October 2014 at Nelson's Isel House.
A set of 'yarns' or true stories and some heroic actions by New Zealanders on Gallipoli. Opening at the Army Museum on Anzac Day 2015.
Rannerdale World War One Commemorative Centre will be hosting a fundraising Regimental dinner to honour our First World War military personnel at the Air Force Museum on 28 February 2015.
Nelson Musical Theatre presents a new production of Oh What a Lovely War! at Nelson's Theatre Royal from 11 - 22 November.
The Homefront exhibition at Taupo Museum aims to show what life was like in the Taupo District at the time of the First World War. Runs 25 October to 18 November 2014.
Women of Empire 1914-1918 takes us into the lives of around 30 Anzac women whose lives were transformed by their experiences in the First World War. Exhibiting in Australia & New Zealand.
A family programme focused on experiencing the war at the home front. Papatoetoe Library, Auckland. 7 October 2014.
A festival of music performances to commemorate the beginning of the First World War and the annexation German Samoa on 29th of August in 1914. Auckland Museum, 30-31 August 2014.
A display of wartime memorabilia from residents of Mt Albert, who served in the First World War. On display at Alberton house during the Auckland Heritage Festival, 27 September 2014-12 October 2014
Discover the service and sacrifice of Bertie Huon, Victor Harkess, Sister Nona Mildred Hildyard and Walter David Lester at Lyttelton Museum. 14-31 August 2014.
A walk and talk around Toitu Otago Settlers Museum's 'Great War' exhibition. 10 August 2014, 2 pm. 7 September 2014, 2 pm.
To create a white cross with name/rank/serial number of every man and women from South Canterbury who died in the First World War.
Our guest speaker Lisa Perry will be sharing stories of her grandfather's experiences at Gallipoli during the First World War. Panmure Community Library, Auckland, 26 July 2014.
A concert of jazz songs from the First World War and beyond. Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton. 10-11 October 2014.
Production of the play 'Oh What a Lovely War', and creation of crosses for Timaru Boys' High School old boys who served during the First World War. 27-29 May 2014.
Construction of a First World War remembrance plaza alongside the new Returned and Services Association (RSA) clubrooms in Christchurch.
A community family day of activities, entertainment, games and workshops to commemorate peace and the end of the First World War.
A free, site-specific multi-media project designed to remember Wellington city and her people during the First World War. From 11-18 October 2014.
Challenge to recreate a poster that uses historical images, maps and new photographs taken at museums and other special sites remembering those who gave their lives in the First World War.
A community project knitting comforts for soldiers. Part of 'Remember to Remember' exhibition at Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History (8 August-7 September 2014).
The 2014 Auckland Heritage Festival focuses on First World War commemorations. Visit a First World War site, walk a trail or join an event. 27 September-12 October 2014.
Immerse yourself in this First World War photographic display, of the man who gifted Kemp House to the nation. Also help us identify photographs of unknown soldiers found in Kemp House.
A photographic display collated of all servicemen and women who served in the First World War from the Maniototo County, Central Otago.
A dawn service will be held this Anzac Day 25 April 2014 at the First World War cenotaph in Cass Square Hokitika, with 183 white crosses for the members of this area lost during the war.
A family history EXPO on 16-17 August 2014, Public Library, Paraparaumu; with a range of guests and agencies on hand to assist, plus stories and memories of the First World War.
A military vehicles display, including carrying First World War Waihi Tunnellers names and the Waihi Tunnellers emblem down into the minefield. 19 April 2014.
Commemorate Anzac Day 2014 with friends and family at the Otago Museum. Enjoy toe-tapping, First World War-inspired entertainment followed by a cup of tea and an Anzac biscuit or two.
Capital E National Theatre for Children's An Awfully Big Adventure explores the First World War in context and its impact on New Zealanders. Accessible to students aged 8+, touring in 2014.
Canterbury 100 is a collaboration co-ordinated by the region’s major cultural and heritage institutions, telling the story and experiences of Canterbury people during the First World War.
The Lion Foundation Season of Once on Chunuk Bair by Maurice Shadbolt, produced by Auckland Theatre Company. A classic play about the tragic battle at Gallipoli, on 12 June – 5 July 2014.
Ferrymead Heritage Park is working closely with MAG (Military Adventure Group) to plan a large-scale military display to commemorate the First World War centenary.
Field of Remembrance commemorative activities prior to Anzac Day in 2014.
Balls, Bullets and Boots explores the impact that the First World War hostilities had on New Zealand’s signature sport and its sportspeople.
Free public aviation show of First World War planes with commentary and land-based displays.
In this 6-week course you will learn about the causes, course and consequences of the conflict and examine major aspects of the world that entered and fought the First World War.
An exhibition that explores the stories of Central Otago; leading up to, during, and after the First World War. Full details will be available on our website.
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.
An interactive living history experience of trench warfare & life in war time at Founders Heritage Park, Nelson. Anzac weekend 2014.
Creating five outdoor floral carpets to commemorate the First World War in Whangarei. Unveiled February 2014.
New work being premiered in the New Zealand Festival on 28 February 2014, composed by Ross Harris, poetry by Vincent O'Sullivan and Taonga Puoro by Horomona Horo.
An exhibition of 60 watercolours, prints and sketches by NZ servicemen and official war artists with 250 contemporary watercolours by members of Watercolour New Zealand. Opens 18 April 2015.
A joint digitisation project between Auckland War Memorial Museum and Dunedin Public Libraries has led to a significant collection of New Zealand First World War troopship magazines online.
Once on Chunuk Bair by Maurice Shadbolt will be performed at Riverlea Theatre, Riverlea Road, Hamilton from April 25 to May 1 2015.
An online exhibition and timeline to commemorate the centenary using documents and images from the Auckland Council Archives collection, plus indexing of names from war memorials.
A blog for reviews of books on war written for children: stories that we need to remember, and should never forget.
Mid-morning civic Anzac Day service at Takapau to commemorate the 1914 Divisional Camp, 25 April 2014.
Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Wellington Batallion capture of Chunuk Bair on Gallipoli on 8 August 1915. Events in Napier will include a service, beating retreat and military ball.
An on-line project to commemorate Southland’s role in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915, and to honour the memory of all who served. Launched 4 July 2014.
This exhibition at Rotorua Museum tells some of the many powerful stories from the First World War through objects and memories contributed by the Rotorua community. 2 July 2014-2 November 2014.
Discover how the First World War changed life for people in the Waitaki District in an exhibition at North Otago Museum, from 13 September 2014 and 29 March 2015.
An annual 2-day event in Cambridge to commemorate the November Armistice. On 8-9 November, see famous battle re-enactments, restored military vehicles, an airshow and more. Event from Eventfinda.
A personal quest to show 100 postcards portraying New Zealand and her people during the First World War.
History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily tweets from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared 100 years later in 'real-time'. Join in!
A website which allowed visitors to follow the historic 1913 cruise of the battleship HMS New Zealand online in "real-time". Decommissioned in 2014.
The redeveloped Cenotaph database, Online Cenotaph, includes a page about every New Zealand soldier who served in the First World War.
Online and mobile historical content – including free apps, plus improving New Zealand-related information and signage at overseas battlefields and associated museums.
A centre for learning in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Buckle St, Wellington.
The Government created Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington to acknowledge the centenary of the First World War. Opened 18 April 2015.