NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

An exhibition that explores the stories of Central Otago; leading up to, during, and after the First World War. Full details will be available on our website.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, Events Audience: Families, local visitors, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Alexandra Organised by: Alexandra District Museum Inc trading as Central Stories Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

This September 2015 voyage – Athens to Istanbul – remembers New Zealand nurses lost on the Marquette and Australian nurses on Lemnos treating the casualties of the battles of August 1915.

Topics: Women in wartime, Medical care, Tours, Overseas Audience: Nurses, Descendants, historians Organised by: Clare F Ashton - Hon Research Associate Nursing School University of Sydney Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Historical re-enactments, Tours or trails

Taupo Choral Society wish to perform a community concert with all music groups in Taupo to commemorate the First World War Centenary. At the Great Lake Centre Oct/Nov 2014. 

Taupo Choral Society
Topics: Community contribution, Events, Performing Arts, Music Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Taupo Organised by: Taupo Choral Society Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

This project is about ensuring war memorials in Southland are able to be preserved and commemorated in the near future and the long term.

Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients, conservation Located in: New Zealand, Gore, New Zealand, Invercargill, New Zealand, Lumsden, New Zealand, Wyndham Organised by: Venture Southland Category: Memorials or monuments

Never a week goes by is an exhibition depicting the impact of the First World War on two Pacific colonies, one English and one French. Opens February 2015, and tours nationally through 2016.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Pacific, Lottery Grant Recipients, Touring exhibitions Audience: General, secondary students, Students Located in: New Zealand, Pacific, Balclutha Organised by: South Otago Museum, Association In Memoriam Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Creating five outdoor floral carpets to commemorate the First World War in Whangarei. Unveiled February 2014.

Topics: Floral arrangements, Lottery Grant Recipients, Events Audience: General, Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Whangarei Organised by: Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei District Council, Whangarei RSA Trust Category: Other

Christchurch author Billy Barnz is researching and writing an historical publication on the foundation and history of the Dunedin Montecillo War Veterans Home and Hospital.

Topics: Books, Publications, Medical care, History, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: The Montecillo Trust Category: Publications and online resources

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 Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Enjoy music and poetry in a concert that commemorates the centenary of the First World War. 24 July 2014, Auckland Town Hall.

Topics: Events, Classical Music, Music Audience: Teachers, Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

New work being premiered in the New Zealand Festival on 28 February 2014, composed by Ross Harris, poetry by Vincent O'Sullivan and Taonga Puoro by Horomona Horo.

Topics: Music, Events, Maori, Classical Music, Performing Arts Audience: Families, secondary students, veterans, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: New Zealand String Quartet Trust, Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

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