NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, 25 Apr 2017.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: general audience, wellington Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A ceremony on Petone Beach on 13 November 2016 to remember those souls of all nations who sailed over the sea, may have fought at sea and may have died at sea during the First World War.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, naval history Audience: naval, sea cadets, sea scouts, General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
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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

Author and illustrator Michelle O'Connell will visit Fernridge, Douglas Park and Lakeview School to read her book, Leaving for The Front and to make poppy wreaths for Anzac Day with each class.

Topics: Re-enactments, Creative Projects, Schools, memorial, Commemorations Audience: Teachers, primary school children Located in: New Zealand, Masterton
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Marlborough Brass Bandsman Denis Teeling is sounding the Last Post for 100 days from 15 January until 24th April 2015, each evening at 1800 hours at the Blenheim Cenotaph in Seymour Square.

Topics: Commemorations, Music, Ceremonies Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim
Organised by: Denis Teeling

Come to a vigil at Wellington's Cathedral of St Paul on Friday 24 April 2015 to remember those who have died in war, and give thanks for those who served.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Church, Ceremonies, Religion, Events Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Cathedral of St Paul

On 16 October 2014 the first Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails sign will be unveiled on the Wellington waterfront.

Ngā Tapuwae logo
Topics: Departure of troops, Ceremonies, Commemorations, Events, Heritage trails Audience: General, historians, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

The Office of the Clerk is incorporating First World War centenary commemorative aspects into the State Opening of the 51st Parliament on 21 October 2014.

State opening of Parliament (gg.govt.nz)
Topics: October 14, Ceremonies Audience: historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair. 8 August 2015, New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli Historical National Park, Turkey.

Topics: Overseas, Ceremonies, International commemorations, Chunuk Bair Audience: local visitors, Descendants, General

The main ceremony will be held in Parliament Grounds with a 100-Gun Salute being fired on Wellington’s waterfront outside Te Papa. 4 August 2014, 9 to 9.30 am.

Politicians and a crowd, outside Parliament Buildings, upon the declaration of war with Germany, August 1914. Smith, Sydney Charles, 1888-1972: Photographs of New Zealand. Ref: 1/2-048457-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natl
Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

On August 16th 2014 we will unveil a plaque commemorating the 8th (South Canterbury) Regiment of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles who left for the First World War exactly 100 years earlier.

Topics: Memorials, Events, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Ceremonies, August 14 Audience: local visitors, Descendants, General Located in: New Zealand, Timaru

Arahoe School unveiled their First World War commemorative artwork at a dawn ceremony on Monday 28th July 2014.

Topics: Art, Education, Events, Ceremonies Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Arahoe School

A service at Lyttelton commemorating the troopship embarkation (24 May 1914) of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment and Mounted Rifles to join the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. 24 September 2014.

Topics: RSA, Exhibitions, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Events, Ceremonies Audience: Descendants, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Lyttelton

On Anzac Day 2014 a guard of New Zealand Cadet Force members will be posted for a continuous 24 hours on the memorial gate at Otago Boys High School in Dunedin.

Topics: Anzac Day 2014, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Education Audience: local visitors, General, Students, Youth Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

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.

Topics: RSA, Anzac Day 2014, Ceremonies, Commemorations Audience: Descendants, Families, veterans, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Hokitika
Organised by: Hokitika Westland RSA

Following the celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) in St Mary’s Church, Foxton, on Tuesday 15 July 2014, a wreath will be laid at the grave of Fr Patrick Dore MC.

Funeral of Rev. Father Patrick Dore
Topics: Events, Ceremonies, Religion, Commemorations Audience: General Located in: Foxton

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

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.

Topics: Events, Ceremonies, Commemorations, Chunuk Bair Audience: General, Families Located in: Napier