NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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Get a sense for life during the First World War at Anzac in Action 2018. Rangitata Island Aerodrome, Geraldine, 21-22 Apr 2018.

Topics: Family Entertainment Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Geraldine

This new publication by Professor Kay Morris Matthews  and co-published by Tairawhiti Museum and EIT is about making visible the work that NZ women undertook overseas during the First World War.

Topics: Publications, Women in wartime, East Coast, History, Books Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
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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.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Events, Families, Anzac Day 2017 Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Founders Heritage Park

Armistice in Cambridge commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended the First World War. Held at Mighty River Domain, Cambridge, on 12-13 November 2016.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Events, Armistice, Commemorations, reenactmnents Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge
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A multi-media living history presentation telling the story of soldiers from the district that served at The Somme. Several performances at Motueka District Museum over 5-6 April 2016.

Topics: Local history, Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Conscription, Somme Audience: General, Local residents, local visitors, Family history researchers, School children Located in: New Zealand, Motueka

Join the Auckland War Memorial Museum as they bring back to life the voices of New Zealanders for or against conscription in the First World War, between 30 July and 21 August 2016.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Conscription Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A family return to Armentières 100 year after my Grandfather (Pop) was there during the First World War.

Topics: Belgium, Personal projects, Family History
Organised by: Dennis Burns (Grandson)

A re-enactment of the Kaikoura Mounted Riders leaving to join the Canterbury Mounted Rifles contingent at Kaikoura's Anzac Day commemorations on 25 April 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Horses, reenactmnents, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Kaikoura
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Two action-packed days of old fashioned fun – including several First World War battle re-enactments – at the Rangitata Island Aerodrome, 23-24 April 2016.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Events, reenactmnents, Military Located in: New Zealand, Geraldine
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Armistice in Cambridge commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended the First World War. Held at Mighty River Domain, Cambridge, on 7-8 November 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Commemorative events, Armistice Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge
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This year's Mainland Arms Gunshow at Christchurch's Riccarton Park Events Centre has a special WW100 theme to commemorate the First World War. Held on 18 July 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Military displays, reenactmnents Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Mainland Arms

In the grounds of the Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club there will be a Military Display Day on 27 April 2015.

Topics: Vehicles, Vintage Cars, reenactmnents, Events, Military displays Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Waiuku
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An insight into the men and women from Plimmerton who served In the Eqypt/Dardanelles campaign. At Emerging Light Gallery, 24 April - 8 May 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Local history, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Local residents, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Plimmerton

Motueka District Museum will be transformed on 21 and 22 April in order to transport visitors on a theatrical journey half a world and 100 years away.

Topics: Theatre, reenactmnents, Events, Theatrical performances, Museums Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Motueka
Organised by: Motueka District Museum

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.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Commemorative events, Events, Vintage Cars Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Stratford
Organised by: Taranaki Pioneer Village

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.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Vintage Cars, Vintage Planes Audience: General, Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Thames
Organised by: Thames Lions Club

Enjoy a lively and entertaining evening evoking the famous Hard Up First World War fundraising dances of 1914 Nelson. Held at Fairfield House, 11 April 2015.

Topics: Socials, Singles, Balls, Events, dance, Concert Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Fairfield House

A week-long programme of events in Wellington – including ceremonies, a street parade and light show – to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. 18-25 April 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Parade, Events, Memorials, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Commemorating the march that 60,000 of New Zealand's First World War troops made over the Rimutakas from Featherston Camp to Upper Hutt with a re-enactment march and a memorial.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Parades, Military camps, Events, Memorials Audience: General, Descendents, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Featherston, New Zealand, Upper Hutt

Nelson's wartime community spirit is rediscovered at Founders Heritage Park's 1915 Harvest Festival on Monday 27 April 2015.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Markets and Fairs, Home front Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Founders Heritage Park

Marking 100 years since Otago and Southland troops first left from Dunedin for the theatre of war, with an Embarkation Day re-enactment march through Dunedin to where the troopships were.

Topics: Re-enactments, Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, October 14 Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Dunedin RSA

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.

Topics: Research, Local history, Community contribution, Events, August 14 Audience: Families, historians, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Paraparaumu
Organised by: Kapiti Genealogy

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.

Topics: Events, Gallipoli, Performing Arts, Theatre, Chunuk Bair Audience: Teachers, Students, General, Families, veterans Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Theatre Company

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.

Topics: Events, Community contribution, Anzac Day 2014, Trench reconstructions, Exhibitions Audience: General, Families, veterans, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

This September 2015 voyage – Athens to Istanbul – remembers New Zealand nurses lost on the Marquette and Australian nurses on Lemnos treating the casualties of the battles of August 1915.

Topics: Women in wartime, Medical care, Tours, Overseas Audience: Nurses, Descendants, historians

Mid-morning civic Anzac Day service at Takapau to commemorate the 1914 Divisional Camp, 25 April 2014.

Takapau Divisional Camp, 1914
Topics: Events, RSA, Anzac Day 2014, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: local visitors, veterans, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Takapau
Organised by: Takapau RSA, CHB Promotions

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.

Topics: Events, Re-enactments, Peace celebrations, Commemorations Audience: General, Students, Teachers, Families, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge