NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

Food Glorious Food takes your away from the trenches and into the cook houses of the New Zealand Division during the First World War. National Army Museum, Waiōuru, 16 December 2016 - 30 April 2018.

Topics: exhibition, Museum, History Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru Organised by: National Army Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

'Passchendaele: A Descent into Hell' tells the story of the New Zealand Division at Passchendaele in October 1917. National Army Museum, Waiōuru, 12 December 2017 - 30 April 2018.

Topics: Passchendaele, exhibition, Museum Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru Organised by: National Army Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

War in the Holy Lands, takes you on the journey of the NZ soldiers who fought on horseback across Sinai and Palestine. The Great War Exhibition, Wellington, 13 December 2017 - 20 February 2018.

Topics: Middle East, Exhibitions, Horses, Sinai, Palestine Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: The Great War Exhibition Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Citizens of the nations affected by the First World War are invited to take part in a weekend of remembrance and reconciliation in the French town of Reims on June 22-24 2018.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Overseas activites, Overseas events Audience: General, general audiences Organised by: Reims 2018 Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

Plans are in place for the Kaikoura Memorial Gardens to receive a much needed upgrade in time for the centenary of Armisitce Day in 2018.

Topics: Garden, Memorials and Monuments Audience: General. general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Kaikoura Organised by: Kaikoura District Council Category: Memorials or monuments

In recognition of Taranaki's First World War soldiers, the New Plymouth RSA organised to construct a memorial statue near the town's waterfront, to be unveiled on Armistice Day 2018.

Topics: Statues, Armistice, Soldiers, RSA Located in: New Zealand, New Plymouth Organised by: New Plymouth RSA Category: Memorials or monuments

New Zealand marked the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele in October 2017 with a week of services and events in Belgium, including a light and sound show on the Ieper ramparts.

Topics: Passchendaele, Maori, Sound and light show, Concert, Belgium Organised by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Concerts, festivals or performances

A groundbreaking physical theatre show exploring a friendship across cultures against the back drop of WW1. Performed in NZSL, English & Serbian. Accessible for Deaf and hearing audiences.  

Topics: Theatre, NZSL, Accessible theatre for Deaf and hearing audiences Audience: Deaf community, Hearing community, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Equal Voices Arts and the University of Waikato Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Youth members of the Cambridge Brass Band are raising funds to visit Le Quesnoy, France for centenary commemorations in 2018.

Topics: Fundraising, Musical performance, Le Quesnoy Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge Organised by: Cambridge Brass Band Category: Funding, sponsorship, scholarships

Christopher Pugsley's new book, The Camera in the Crowd, explores film's early days in New Zealand, from its introduction in the late 1800s, to the role it played in WW1. 

Topics: Film, new zealand, History, Book Audience: General, general audiences Category: Publications and online resources

New Zealand composer Peter Hobbs has released a single and 360° video to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First Battle of Passchendaele (fought on 12 October 1917).

Topics: Passchendaele; Private Leonard Hart; Audience: General, general audiences, Music lovers Category: Publications and online resources

Taumarunui Primary School are performing a play written by their principal, honouring the men and women of WWI. Over 100 children aged from 5 years to 13 years are performing.

Topics: play, Theatrical performances, Schools Audience: General, general audiences, Families Located in: New Zealand, Taumarunui Organised by: Taumarunui Primary School Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

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