NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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On Saturday 27 September 2014, there is a wreath laying ceremony and public walk-through of the new 'Arras Tunnel'. National War Memorial, Buckle Street, Wellington.

Topics: Facilities, Events, New Zealand Tunnelling Company Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Commemorative events, including a commemorative garden and an exhibition, leading up to Anzac Day 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Facilities, Lottery Grant Recipients, Programmes Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Whakatane

Restoration of First World War memorials at Maungakaramea and Tapuhi.

Maungakaramea First World War memorial (Image: Colin Lamb, 2003)
Topics: RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, conservation, Facilities Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Whangarei
Organised by: Whangarei RSA Trust

The planning and erection of the statue of a young Mackenzie soldier as he stood on the Fairlie Railway Station, preparing to go to war, back in 1914. Unveiled 16 October 2014.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Memorials, October 14, Facilities Audience: local visitors, Tourists, General Located in: New Zealand, Fairlie

First World War memorial plaque for a marae complex in Kennedy Bay, Coromandel.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Memorials, Facilities Audience: iwi, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Coromandel

Construction of crosses for a Hamilton field of remembrance.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, Memorials, Facilities Audience: veterans, Descendants, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Hamilton RSA

Construction of a First World War remembrance plaza alongside the new Returned and Services Association (RSA) clubrooms in Christchurch.

Topics: RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, Facilities Audience: Organisational staff, veterans, Families Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

Reinstating the Cenotaph as the focal point of the ceremonial space along Lambton Quay, Bowen Street and Parliamentary Grounds in Wellington.

Cenotaph memorial in 1932, Lambton Quay and Bowen Street. Image: Crown Studios Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library.
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Monuments, Cenotaphs, Facilities Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

As part of headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2015 (23 January-15 February 2015), a unique commemorative sculpture will be unveiled and gifted to the Waiheke community for the First World War centenary.

Waiheke Island
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Sculpture, Facilities, Fine Art Audience: General, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Waiheke Island
Organised by: The Depot Artspace

Upgrading the Mt Roskill war memorial area in Auckland to add a Roll of Honour, make the parade ground larger and more accessible, and generally improve this important local landmark.

Topics: Memorials, Facilities, conservation, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: local visitors, General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Restoring and improving the Queens Gardens (including the Cenotaph) in preparation for First World War commemorative events.

Dunedin cenotaph.
Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients, Facilities Audience: General, local visitors, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

A First World War commemorative space and development of a First World War resource centre at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum in Devonport – opened on 5 March 2015.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Education, Facilities Audience: General, School students, Schools, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Devonport

Restoring the First World War memorial to Maori soldiers in Moutoa Gardens (Pakaitore) Historic Reserve.

Moutoa Gardens memorial (Photo: Janine Faulknor)
Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients, Facilities, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: local visitors, General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wanganui

Creating an "Avenue of Remembrance" with a tree for each local fallen First World War soldier, grown from the seeds of the Gallipoli Oak Tree planted in the centre of Christchurch.

The first of our crosses to be installed with the Oak tree behind.
Topics: Memorials, Gallipoli, Facilities, August 14 Audience: Teachers, local visitors, Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

The Christchurch RSA will be opening its new clubrooms on 4 August 2014, 100 years from the outbreak of the First World War. The old clubrooms where destroyed in the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.

Topics: RSA, Facilities, August 14 Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
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