NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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On 29 September 2015 the NZDF's rugby team, the Defence Blacks, plays a commemorative match against a French selection in Paris.

Topics: rugby, Sports, Events, Overseas Audience: Sports People, General, Expats

On 3 October 2015 the NZDF's rugby team, the Defence Blacks, will play a one-off match in the Dave Gallaher Memorial Tournament against the Belgium national team in Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Topics: rugby, Sports, Events, Overseas Audience: Sports People, General, Expats

This exhibition at Wellington's Basin Reserve commemorates the men who were heroes on the cricket pitch before giving away the game to join the First World War. From 25 April - 25 July 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Sports, Cricket Audience: General, Sports People, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

This year's annual Trans-Tasman clash will be more spectacular than ever as it links with the First World War Centenary. Held at Christchurch's Burnside Bowling Club, 18 - 20 March 2015.

Topics: Lawn Bowls, ANZAC, Sports, Events Audience: General, Sports People Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Bowls New Zealand

This match at Wellington's Westpac Stadium will be the first of four AFL games held across Australasia on Anzac Day 2015.

Topics: Sports, Sport, Events, Australian Football, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: Sports People, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
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Balls, Bullets and Boots explores the impact that the First World War hostilities had on New Zealand’s signature sport and its sportspeople.

Dave Gallaher
Topics: Sports, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Touring exhibitions Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

The Douai Hockey Club and Le Coquelicot - Following their Footsteps are jointly organising a U15 international youth hockey tournament to mark the First World War centenary.

Playing hockey behind the lines during the First World War.
Topics: France, Sports, Events, Overseas Audience: Teachers, Schools, Students, Youth Located in: New Zealand, France, Wellsford