WW100 – New Zealand's First World War Centenary Programme ran from 2014 to 2019

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NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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.

Members of the World War I Post & Telegraph Guard
Topics: Publications, Community contribution, Digital, History Audience: General, Organisational staff Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

A novel for children and young adults by Philippa Werry (author of "Anzac Day" and "Armistice Day")     

Topics: Publications, Books, children's books, Armistice, influenza epidemic Audience: children, young adults, Teachers, primary and secondary students Organised by: Philippa Werry Category: Publications and online resources

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.

Topics: memorial Audience: Ngāti Maniapoto, King Country Located in: New Zealand, Te Kuiti Organised by: Maniapoto Māori Trust Board Category: Memorials or monuments

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. 

Topics: memorial, carillon, monument, heritage site, Soldiers Audience: Teachers, secondary students, Public Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Category: Memorials or monuments

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.

Topics: Publications, Books, war literature Audience: historians, General, Writers Organised by: Penguin Books New Zealand Category: Publications and online resources

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.

Topics: History, Military, Somme, Books Audience: Teachers, Students, military, historians Category: Publications and online resources

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.

Topics: Memorials, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Pacific Islands, Pacific Cultures, Competitions Organised by: Ministry for Pacific Peoples, Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Category: Memorials or monuments

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.

Topics: Database, Archives, History, Digitisation, online resources Audience: historians, Descendents Located in: New Zealand, Hastings Organised by: Hastings District Libraries Category: Publications and online resources

Online and mobile historical content – including free apps, plus improving New Zealand-related information and signage at overseas battlefields and associated museums.

Ngā Tapuwae logo
Topics: Heritage trails, Legacy projects, Western Front, Gallipoli, Overseas activities Audience: Tourists, General, Families Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, WW100 Programme Office Category: Publications and online resources, Tours or trails

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.

Topics: Memorials, Research, Digital, Online Cenotaph, Trees Audience: Teachers, Descendants, Family history researchers, General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Oamaru Organised by: North Otago Museum Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments

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).

Topics: Monuments, Memorials, Lottery Grant Recipients, Passchendaele Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton Organised by: Hamilton City Council Category: Memorials or monuments

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.

Topics: Passchendaele, Cycling Located in: New Zealand, Rangiora Organised by: New Zealand Transport Agency, Waimakariri District Council Category: Other

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