NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Currently viewing activities with topic: Commemorations Remove Filter

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

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

Panmure Action Group, Warrnambool RSL, and Mt Wellington Panmure RSA joining together in Panmure Victoria on Anzac Day 2017 to reinforce the Anzac Spirit and shared conflict history.

Topics: Overseas events, Overseas activities, Events, Commemorations, Australia

A march and series of ceremonies at parliament to remember the contribution that Cook Island soldiers made to the First World War. In Wellington on 16 November 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Cook Islands, Commemorations Audience: Descendants, Pacific cultures Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: CISWWO Committee

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
Organised by:

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
Organised by:

Join the residents of Radius Fulton Care Centre, Dunedin, on 15 September 2016 as they remember those who fought in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Somme, Commemorations Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

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

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

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

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

In mid-June 2016 the people of the Brightlingsea, Essex, pay tribute to the 10,000 ANZAC troops who trained in the town during the First World War.

Topics: Overseas, Commemorations, training Audience: Expats, Local residents

Come to Auckland War Memorial Museum on 11 november 2015 and take time to remember those who served, those who are currently serving and those who have given their lives in military service.

Topics: Commemorations, Museums, Events, Armistice Audience: General, Descendants, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

The Christchurch City Choir and Addington Brass join to present a free commemoration concert of First World War songs and music at the Air Force Museum on 15 November 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Music, Events, Commemorations Audience: classical music lovers, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

Join the Wellington City Council and the Wellington RSA to pay tribute to the many soldiers that lost their lives on 8 August 1915 with a dawn service at the Cenotaph one hundred years on.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Chunuk Bair, Commemorations, Services Audience: General, Descendants, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A commemorative concert and display to commemorate 100 years since the battle for Chunuk Bair began. At the Dannevirke Town Hall on 8 August 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Exhibitions, Chunuk Bair, Commemorations Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Dannevirke
Organised by:

A ticker tape at the bottom of the WW100 website displayed the names of New Zealand's Gallipoli fatalities on the centenary of their death during the campaign.

Topics: Digital, online resources, Gallipoli, Commemorations Audience: General, Descendants
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

A filed of remembrance will be created at Matakana's King George V statue on 24 April 2015, Followed by a performance from the Matakana School Kapa Haka Group.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, Events, Commemorations, Anzac Day 2015, Community contribution Audience: General, School children Located in: New Zealand, Matakana

The Pukekohe East Hall Committee extends an invitation to families of men and women who have gone off to war from the Pukekohe East district. Reflect, remember and share on 26 April 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Families, Events, Local history, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Pukekohe

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
Organised by:

A Fields of Remembrance installation in the Botanic Gardens featuring 866 white crosses to commemorate the Wellingtonians who lost their lives during the war. Running from 10-28 April 2015.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, Events, Wellington region, Commemorations, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Dunedin's Forbury Park is hosting a commemorative race evening to remember the role that horses, their riders and attendants played in the First World War on 30 April 2015.

Topics: Horses, Events, Commemorations, Mounted rifles Audience: General, Sports People Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Forbury Park

You can help grow the biggest poppy in the world for Anzac Day! Head to Auckland Domain between 16-24 April 2015, donate, and place a red metal petal with your personal message.

Topics: poppies, Events, Commemorations Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Giant Poppy Project

Offering a free service to descendants where I lay a poppy or card at New Zealand memorials or ancestors' graves during a trip to Gallipoli around Anzac Day 2015.

Topics: Gallipoli, Memorials, Commemorations, Overseas Audience: family historians, Family history researchers, Descendants
Organised by: Damien Mostert

Join us for this service of worship at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Ashburton, on 19 April 2015 to commemorate Anzac Day and 100th anniversary of Gallipoli.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Commemorations, Church, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Located in: New Zealand, Ashburton

A special church service to commemorate the fallen New Zealand Chaplains to the Forces by those who follow in their footsteps. At Wellington's Cathedral of St Paul on 28 August 2015.

Topics: Commemorative events, Commemorations, Church, Events, Chaplains to the Forces Audience: military, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Come and create crocheted poppies at Rotorua Museum on the weekend of 11-12 April 2015 as part of our World War One Centenary commemorations.

Topics: Events, poppies, Commemorations Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua Museum

The Ryal Bush Anzac Day commemorative service for 2015 is titled 'Blood of Heroes The Seed of Freedom'.

Topics: Anzac Day 2015, Events, Commemorations Audience: General

A range of public events starting with a service at Wesleydale Church, Kaeo on Sunday 19th April and ending with a free public concert in the church grounds on Friday 24th April 2015.

Topics: Anzac Day 2015, Events, Commemorations, Concert Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Kaeo

Hear Josh Hansen, a youth ambassador to France's First World War commemorations, shares his recent experiences in France. At the Auckland Alliance Française on 14 February 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, France, Commemorations Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Alliance Française

Rotorua's Anzac Day Civic Memorial Service will be held at 9.30am on Saturday 25 April 2015 at the Energy Events Centre.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Commemorations, Events, Parades, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua District Council

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

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.

Topics: Art, Anzac Day 2015, Events, Commemorations, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Families, General Located in: New Zealand, Hastings

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.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Commemorations, Anzac Day 2015, Events Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Nelson City Council

Creating a slide show presentation featuring the records of 213 soldiers who left Ngāruawāhia for the First World War. Completed in time for the centenary of the Gallipoli landing, 25 April 2015.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, resources, Commemorations Audience: family historians, Genealogists, historians, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Ngaruawahia

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

With assistance from the general public of New Zealand, we are aiming to produce one hand crafted poppy for each serviceman and woman lost by our nation in WWI. That is 18,166 poppies! 

 

Topics: memorial, art project, Community contirbution, Commemorations, flanders Audience: Women, Teachers, all ages, community, groups

Over two days, 100 riders and their horses will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in North Canterbury.

Topics: Commemorations, Events, Horses, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: military, historians Located in: New Zealand, Hurunui
Organised by: Erewhon Productions

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 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

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