NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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A range of activities will be held in Lemnos, Greece, to commemorate the fallen in the Gallipoli campaign. 20-21 April 2016.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016, Overseas Audience: General

Visit The Treasury in Thames on Anzac Day 2016 to see photographs of Thames soldiers, prisoners' handwork, cards, letters, books, and original plans for the Thames War Memorial. Open 12-3 p.m.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016, Exhibitions Audience: General Located in: Thames
Organised by: Thames Treasury

Take part in an Anzac Day community art installation, in remembrance of the First World War. Rotorua District Library, 20-25 April 2016.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016, Poppy making Audience: Families, General Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua District Library

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.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Families Located in: Ashburton
Organised by: Ashburton Art Gallery

Make a poppy from willow and tissue paper to contribute to a collaborative Anzac wreath. 

Topics: Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Individuals / Families Located in: Feilding
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Join Dave Veart in conversation with author Jennifer Haworth on the story of the First World War commissioned war artists, at Devenoport Library, 26 April 2016.

Topics: Artists, war art, Writers, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Art enthusiasts Located in: New Zealand, Devonport

Join a tour  around soldiers' graves in the Featherston Military Cemetery, many of whom died in the 1918 flu pandemic. Tour starts at 1 p.m., 25 April 2016, Featherston.

Topics: Tours, Cemeteries, Influenza, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Featherston
Category: Tours or trails

A unique programme to mark the centenary of one of the first Anzac Day observances, in Petone, Wellington.

Anzac Day commemoration at Petone, 25 April 1916. Credit: Albert Percy Godber. Reference: APG 590 ½, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. The picture is taken after the ceremony. The Australian Red Ensign is flying on the right.
Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Anzac Day 2016, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

Photographs, artworks, installations, talks, readings, poetry and prose, printed and audiovisual material at Linwood Community Arts Centre, Christchurch, 11-25 April 2016.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Exhibtions, Events, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
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Cynthia and Chris McKenzie reflect on their experience at Gallipoli during the centenary of the landings in this exhibition at Devonport's Depot Space from 9-27 April 2016.

Topics: Events, Anzac Day 2016, Gallipoli, Art, Exhibitions Audience: Arts appreciators, General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Devonport
Organised by: Depot Artspace

On 25 April 2016 we commemorate 100 years since the first Anzac Day service. Join us at the Auckland War Memorial Museum for a day of activities and free guided tours.  

Topics: Commemorations, Events, Anzac Day 2016, Tours Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Anzac themed stories followed by a creative paper or clay poppy craft at Palmerston North Central Library, on 21 April 2016.

Topics: Children, Kids, Holidays, Events, Anzac Day 2016, poppies, craft Audience: children, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

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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To commemorate the Anzacs, make a poppy in remembrance, to plant on the Museum lawn. Materials provided. Drop in at any time between 23-25 April 2016.

Topics: Events, poppies, remembrance, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

A light and sound show featuring art and historical imagery projected onto the National War Memorial at Pukeahu. The 15-minute loop will run each evening from 21 to 25 April 2016.

Topics: Events, Sound and light show, Commemorations, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

The role of Tairāwhiti women who served overseas in the First World War is the focus of this public lecture at the Tairāwhiti Museum on 25 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Women in wartime, Local history, Events, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Local residents, Descendants, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by: Tairawhiti Museum

In this documentary, Sam Neill looks through the lens of his own family to uncover some overlooked truths about Gallipoli. Screened at Waikato Museum on 25 April 2016.

Topics: Film, Events, Gallipoli, Family History, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

Cantando Choir returns to the peaceful setting of Hamilton Gardens on Anzac Day 2016 for a presentation of reflective music and words.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Anzac Day 2016, Events, Music, choir Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Cantando Choir

A commemorative programme of events around Anzac Day on sites associated with New Zealand on the former Western Front.

Topics: Commemorations, Events, Anzac Day 2016, Overseas Audience: General, Expats, Tourists

On 25 April each year New Zealand commemorates the landings of the Anzacs on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.

Topics: Gallipoli, Commemorations, Anzac Day 2016, Overseas Audience: General, Descendants, Expats, Tourists

A commemorative service in Wellington in April 2016 in recognition of the contributions of the Cook Islands soldiers who enlisted in the New Zealand Army during the First World War.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016, Services, Events, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands Audience: General, Pacific cultures Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: CISWWO Committee

Travel with Steam Incorporated on this special Anzac excursion one way from Wellington to Paekakariki on Anzac Day 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
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Join the Friends of Bess to remember New Zealand horses who served in the First World War.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016, Horses, Bess Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Bulls
Organised by: Friends of Bess