NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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2016 marks 100 years since the formation of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association (RSA). New Zealand Post pays tribute to the role it plays with this stamp and coin issue.

Topics: Memorabilia, RSA, centenary, Stamps Audience: General, Philatelists, Collectors

Four murals of the "Fields of Remembrance" banners have been externally mounted on a wall at the Ngaruawahia RSA to honour the men and women of Ngaurawahia who served in the First World War

Topics: Education, Lottery Grant Recipients, RSA, Local history, remembrance Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents, Schools, Individuals / Families Located in: New Zealand, Ngaruawahia
Category: Other

The Mt Wellington/Panmure RSA 2015 Anzac Day commemorations include a dawn parade with live music and entertainment throughout the evening.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, RSA, Anzac Day 2015 Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

To create a white cross with name/rank/serial number of every man and women from South Canterbury who died in the First World War.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, RSA, Anzac Day 2015, Community contribution, Memorials Audience: Descendants, Families, Businesses, General Located in: New Zealand, Fairlie, New Zealand, Geraldine, New Zealand, Timaru, New Zealand, Waimate

A centenary dinner at the Kaiwaka Sports Complex, 16 August 2014, 6.30pm.

Topics: Events, August 14, RSA Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Kaiwaka
Category: Other

A commemorative concert by the Dunedin RSA Choir. Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, 3 August 2014.

Topics: Musical performances, Music, RSA Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Dunedin RSA

Creating a white crosses field of remembrance in Tokoroa.

Field of remembrance
Topics: RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, Fields of Remembrance Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Tokoroa

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

Encouraging communities throughout New Zealand to create Fields of Remembrance with personalised White Crosses, to honour those in their community who served overseas in the First World War.

Field of remembrance
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Fields of Remembrance, August 14, RSA Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

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

Salute Wairoa creates a digital, multi-media, touch table record of First World War Wairoa stories, including rediscovered memories.

Topics: Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, RSA, Education Audience: local visitors, Students, Schools, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wairoa

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

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

Historical research and publication on the Eastbourne RSA and the district’s links with the First World War.

ANZAC memorial pohutukawa plaque, Eastbourne (Photo: Dr Stephen Clarke)
Topics: RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, Publications, Research Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Fit out of Mosgiel Memorial RSA commemorative library and museum.

Topics: RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, Faciliites Audience: veterans Located in: New Zealand, Mosgiel
Organised by: Mosgiel Memorial RSA

Quick March was the official monthly publication of the New Zealand Returned Soldiers' Association between 1918 and 1923. Auckland Libraries are digitising it to make it available online.

Topics: Digital, History, RSA Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

A Field of Remembrance will be established on Windsor Reserve in Devonport - initially for Armistice Day 2013, and subsequently for major commemorative activities.

Topics: Memorials, RSA, Fields of Remembrance, Community contribution Audience: General, local visitors, Descendants, veterans Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Devonport

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

We intend to invite schools to visit and meet some of our returned and older members in our clubrooms, to see our photos and memorabilia, and to visit our museum.

 

Te Puke RSA
Topics: RSA Audience: School students, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Te Puke
Organised by: Te Puke RSA committee

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
Category: Other