Activities & Projects
In 1915, 160 Niuean men joined the NZEF as part of the Maori Reinforcements and set sail to Auckland and then Egypt and France. This updated book describing their experience was published mid-2018.
The history of the Pacific Islanders who served in the New Zealand Army in the First World War. Written by Howard Weddell, and published in 2016.
A march and series of ceremonies at parliament to remember the contribution that Cook Island soldiers made to the First World War. In Wellington on 16 November 2016.
Head to Auckland's Central City Library on 20 April 2016 to learn about resources and genealogical research about Pacific Islanders who served in the First World War.
October 2015 marks 100 years since a group of Niuean men left to serve in the First World War. New Zealand Post is issuing stamps on behalf of Niue that look closer at their contribution.
Tupe Lualua’s latest dance piece is a response to the devastating Spanish Influenza Pandemic that affected Samoa at the end of the First World War. In Mangere from 27-30 July 2015.
An exhibition to honour, commemorate and celebrate the 500 Cook Islands soldiers who served in the First World War. The exhibition runs at Mangere Arts Centre from 22 April - 3 May 2015.
A play inspired by the 500 Cook Islands soldiers who went to fight for King and Country in the First World War. Playing at Mangere Arts Centre between 25 April - 2 May 2015.
A commemorative service in Wellington in April 2016 in recognition of the contributions of the Cook Islands soldiers who enlisted in the New Zealand Army during the First World War.