NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

On Sunday 11 November 2018 there will be a special service at the Akaroa War Memorial to commemorate the 100 years since peace was declared.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Commemorations Audience: local community Located in: New Zealand, Akaroa Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

Commemorating the influenza pandemic of 1918, hear four historians speak and give their accounts of what happened. At Auckland Central Library, 3 October 2018.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, Influenza, History Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Libraries Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

The End of the War? exhibition in Wellington looks at the war-time experiences of nine people and the century-long impact of their experiences. At the Great War Exhibition, 26 July - 30 Nov 2018.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Armistice, History Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: The Great War Exhibition Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Papakura Museum will proudly host the Mount Felix Tapestry exhibition from 1 Aug-22 Sep 2018. This community stitch project tells the story of the First World War ANZAC Hosptial in England.

Topics: Museums, WWI exhibitions, exhibition, Touring Exhibition, Arts and Culture Audience: Suitable for all audiences Located in: New Zealand, Papakura Organised by: Papakura Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Creative projects or crafts

From mid-July to Armistice Day 2018 the Wairarapa Times-Age will be running the life story of someone connected to the First World War each issue to mark the 100 years since the end of the war. 

Topics: Armistice, Local history, Soldiers Located in: New Zealand, Masterton Organised by: Wairarapa Archive, Wairarapa Times-Age, Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Research or lifelong learning

A book launch and two presentations on the anniversary of the Battle of Chunuk Bair, 8 August 2018, at Palmerston North's Distinction Hotel.

Topics: Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, Events, Public Talks & Tours Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

The Mid Canterbury Choir will pay tribute to New Zealand's war heroes in song and readings at Ashburton's Sinclair Centre on 1 July 2018.

Topics: Events, Armistice, peace, choral Located in: New Zealand, Ashburton Organised by: Mid Canterbury Choir Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

The Marlborough Singers will perform "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace" at ASB Theatre in recognition that this year marks the 100th year of Armistice Day.

Topics: Armistice, Events, choral, peace Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim Organised by: Marlborough Singers Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

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

On the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, this concert will feature the sights, sounds and songs of that period. At Tauranga's Holy Trinity Church on 11 November 2018.

Topics: Music, Concerts, Armistice, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Concerts, festivals or performances

With Mt Maunganui RSA, we're fundraising to build Papamoa's war memorial to be completed by 11/11/18.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Fundraising, Local history Located in: New Zealand, Papamoa Category: Memorials or monuments

To mark the centenary of signing the Armistice in November 1918, the Tapawera community is hosting a special weekend event for the Nelson Tasman region.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Local history, peace Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Tapawera Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

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