NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

An exhibition of personal stories from the frontline, published accounts of home front efforts, and modern reflections on Passchendaele. Whakatāne Library, 17 September – 3 December 2017.

Topics: Museums, exhibition, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Whakatane Organised by: Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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

For the centenary, the Wellington Quarry Museum in Arras is looking for photographs of the 450 New Zealand tunnellers who worked in the underground quarries during the First World War.

Topics: Community contribution, Photography, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Western Front Audience: General, Descendants, historians Organised by: Wellington Quarry Museum, Memorial of the Battle of Arras Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Balls, Bullets and Boots explores the impact that the First World War hostilities had on New Zealand’s signature sport and its sportspeople.

Dave Gallaher
Topics: Sports, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Touring exhibitions Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Rugby Museum Society of New Zealand Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Recording and displaying Methven's First World War soldier stories in the Methven Heritage Centre during the centenary period.

Topics: Local history, Events, Exhibitions, History Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Methven Organised by: Mt Hutt Memorial Hall and Heritage Centre, Methven Historical Society Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

A beautiful book and online publication to record the stories of the 32 Audit Department staff who served during the First World War. Launched August 2014.

Topics: Books, Personal stories, Community contribution, Publications Audience: Organisational staff, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Office of the Auditor-General Category: Publications and online resources

A new First World War memorial is set to be unveiled at Clifton Terrace Model School in Wellington to mark the centenary of Armistice Day on 11 November 2018.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Schools, Armistice Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Clifton Terrace Model School Category: Memorials or monuments

A collections-driven exhibition project that explores New Zealanders’ objects related to the First World War from both overseas and the home front.

Topics: Exhibitions, Community contribution, Websites, Digital Audience: museums, galleries, General Organised by: National Services Te Paerangi Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Post to the Past aims to individually commemorate all the NZ soldiers who fell in the battle of Messines (Belgium). Participants are asked to leave a personal message for 'their' kiwi.

Topics: Messines, Commemorate, battlefield, remembrance, Heritage trails Audience: Teachers, Schools, secondary students, pilgrims Organised by: Messines Peace Village Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Tours or trails

Every day at 5pm, a Last Post ceremony is conducted on the forecourt of the National War Memorial in Wellington. Any person can be a part of this daily remembrance, conducted by the NZDF.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Last Post, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: New Zealand Defence Force, Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

A reworking of Bob Kerr's paintings of the conscientious objectors' experience, brought them to life in a short film. Plays several times each day at Wellington Museum until 2018.

Topics: Film, Conscientious objection, Events, Conscription Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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