Activities and Projects
Matariki Tu Rākau supports communities around New Zeland to plant trees together, creating living memorials 100 years after the First World War. Part of the One Billion Trees Programme.
Publication of a book about animals and birds in service during the First World War.
The pages on this website reveal the story of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park as told during four virtual field trips facilitated for schools by Learnz. Teaching resources remain online.
"In Flanders Fields" arrangement for choir and piano by David Hamilton and performed by Cantores Choir.
Through the works of eight young artists, the Luck of the Draw website explores contemporary ideas around conscription, war and the ballot that forced 20,000 New Zealanders to fight overseas.
Retired Belgian judge Dominique Cooreman unearthed an almost forgotten battle in Belgium, where more than 1000 NZ soldiers were killed between mid-June to the end of August 1917.
The mana attached to Rotorua’s Te Arawa Soldiers Memorial is being restored thanks to a large contribution from the Lotteries World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Fund.
The poignant story of First World War soldiers is presented in short videos by cultural commentators as part of the WW100 Perspectives project, released at the beginning of the centenary period.
This new publication by Professor Kay Morris Matthews and co-published by Tairawhiti Museum and EIT is about making visible the work that NZ women undertook overseas during the First World War.
The Onward Project aims to publish a photograph of every member of the NZEF who served overseas during the First World War, as a memorial to their service.
Balls, Bullets and Boots explores the impact that the First World War hostilities had on New Zealand’s signature sport and its sportspeople.
A web page featuring First World War stories from the Top of the South, contributed by the community and commissioned by the Prow. New stories will be added through the commemoration.