Activities & Projects
In Somme/Silk Road, photorealist painter David Woodings uses postcards to illustrate one of the war's bloodiest battles. At the National Army Museum from 5 October 2016 - 30 April 2017.
Join the Western Front Association at a meeting at Auckland's Observation Post at Kennedy Park with a lecture on the Somme by Herb Farrant on 16 October 2016.
A service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, at Timaru Botanic Gardens on 18 September 2016.
This presentation at the Marlborough Convention Centre on 25 September 2016 will be given by New Zealand Defence Force historian Matthew Buck.
The Somme: From Tauranga to the Trenches is the latest First World War exhibition from the Tauranga Heritage Collection. It reveals the connection Tauranga has to "that terrible battle".
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.
A concert by the Band of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery to commemorate the centenary of the Somme. At Playhouse Theatre, Glen Eden, Auckland on 25 September 2016.
The New Zealand Division suffered catastrophic losses on the Somme during September 1916. This talk at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum on 27 September 2016 commemorates Otago’s worst day.
A ceremony of remembrance will be held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on the centenary of New Zealand's entry to the battle: 15 September.
Join Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision for the Wellington screenings of "The Battle of the Somme", a film shot in 1916. Screening on 14-17 September 2016.
A remembrance ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on 18 September 2016.
Join students from a French and a New Zealand high school as they commemorate the first day of the Battle of the Somme, with songs, poems and readings, at Auckland Museum on 1 July 2016.
A remembrance service at Nelson's Founders Heritage Park on the centenary of New Zealand's entry into the Battle of the Somme, 15 September 2016.
Come to the Auckland Central Library on 21 September 2016 and hear the ‘futility’ argument re-examined, and the Somme’s long New Zealand shadow considered.
A small exhibition and service of remembrance to mark the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme at Remuera Rackets Club, Auckland, on 1 July 2016.
A multi-media living history presentation telling the story of soldiers from the district that served at The Somme. Several performances at Motueka District Museum over 5-6 April 2016.
A presentation by Professor Glyn Harper on the New Zealand Division on the Somme, September-October 1916. Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North, 14 September 2016.
St Peter's College and College Jacques Monod, France, will commemorate the beginning of the Western Front war with readings from letters, poetry, and singing. 1 July 2016, 11 am-12 pm.
Published for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, a major First World War history told for the first time from the British and German perspectives.
CHB Settlers Museum's 2016 exhibition focuses on 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, and the 42 local boys lost in 1916. The exhibition runs from 13 March 2016 - 13 March 2017.
To mark the centenary year of the Battle of the Somme, a commemorative tree will be planted in the Matata Rest Area on 5 March 2016.
Come and listen to a presentation by Colonel Nick Gillard on the subject of The Somme, September-October 1916. At Palmerston North Central Library, 5 March 2015.