NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

Tours and a sunset ceremony will be held to mark the centenary of the Battle of Broodseinde, where 492 NZ men died, including All Black captain Dave Gallaher. Eden Park, Auckland, 4 Oct 2017, 6.30pm.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele, Passchendaele Auckland Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Fields of Remembrance Trust Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

A Field of Remembrance of 2412 crosses will be established at Auckland Domain for the New Zealanders who died in the Third Battle of Ypres, 5 Oct 2017, 10am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele Auckland, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Field of Rememberance Trust Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

A remembrance ceremony will be held at Auckland Domain's Field of Remembrance to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 12 Oct 2017, 10am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele Auckland, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Fields of Remembrance Trust Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

The International Military Music Society, NZ Branch in association with The Passchendaele Society, presents ‘Passchendaele Remembered’ at Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland, 15 Oct 2017.

Topics: Classical Music, Passchendaele Auckland, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

The Passchendaele Field of Remembrance at Auckland Domain will be disestablished, beginning with a blessing ceremony. 20 Oct 2017, 10am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele Auckland, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Fields of Remembrance Trust Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

A national commemorative programme will be held in Wellington to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele on 12 October 2017, begining at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park from 3pm.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele, national commemorations Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

Freddy Declerck, expert on Passchendaele, will talk about the five battles in Flanders including the toll of the First World War at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, 23 September 2017, 2pm.

Topics: Passchendaele, Public Talks & Tours, History Audience: general audiences, General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Toitū Otago Settlers Museum Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

A number of excursions and talks on the Passchendaele steam train are planned to commemorate the battle in which New Zealand experienced one of its darkest days.

Topics: Passchendaele, train, Family Entertainment Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Te Papa Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

Spurred On is a compelling interactive documentary following New Zealand actor Dean O'Gorman to Passchendaele, the site of New Zealand's darkest day in the First World War.

Topics: Passchendaele, Belgium, Documentaries, Canada, new zealand Audience: People with connections to those who went to WWI, inbound travellers to Belgium or France, New Zealanders, family historians, Individuals / Families Category: Publications and online resources, Creative projects or crafts

Dr Nikos Lygeros is working to raise awareness on the battles and sacrifice of the Anzacs during the First World War.

An evening of music commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Charles Luney Auditorium, Christchurch, 15 October 2017, 3pm.

Topics: Concert, Music, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Charles Luney Auditorium Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Author Jane Tolerton is set to discuss the true stories of Wellington women in the First World War, drawing on research from her new book. Booklovers B&B, Wellington, 29 October 2017, 4pm. 

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Women in wartime, Wellington Audience: general audiences, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington City Heritage Week Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

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