Activities and Projects
A web-based project, commissioned by New Zealand Post, highlighting the vital role played by New Zealand’s postal system – the Internet of its time – during the First World War.
A novel for children and young adults by Philippa Werry (author of "Anzac Day" and "Armistice Day")
The restoration of the flagstaff memorial at Te Tokanganui-a-noho marae, Te Kuiti which records and honours the names of 77 men from Ngāti Maniapoto who served overseas during the First World War.
Take an in-depth look at the stories behind five of the Carillon bells dedicated by Wellingtonians in memory of those who died in the First World War.
The Penguin Book of New Zealand War Writing presents a rich interplay of writing about our country’s military engagements, including the First World War. Launched in October 2015.
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.
A memorial to the men from Pacific countries who joined ranks with New Zealanders in the World Wars will be unveiled at Pukeahu following a design competition in 2018.
Creating a searchable database of information about Hawke’s Bay fallen and returned First World War servicemen, who are named on rolls of honour and memorials in the region.
Online and mobile historical content – including free apps, plus improving New Zealand-related information and signage at overseas battlefields and associated museums.
The North Otago Museum is developing an online resource linking information on North Otago Memorial Oaks with the Cenotaph database and information from the Waitaki District Archives.
A riverside garden in memory of military personnel killed in the First World War, focusing on Hamilton city's connection with the Belgian town of Ieper (Ypres).
Part of the Government's Urban Cycleways Programme, the cycle/walk path between Rangiora and Kaiapoi was named in memory of the 1917 Battle of Passchendaele.