WW100 – New Zealand's First World War Centenary Programme ran from 2014 to 2019

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On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, after four years of brutal conflict, war finally gave way to peace. Join us as we commemorate Armistice Day in Waimate, 9-11 Nov 2018

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Memorials and Monuments, Roaring Chorus, Armistice Audience: General Public, veterans, All of the Community Located in: New Zealand, Waimate
Organised by: Waimate RSA

A number of events from 7 - 30 November, including the dedication of the Featherston Camp Sculpture and the Armistice Day Centenary Service.

Topics: Memorials, Heritage sites, Commemoration, Exhibitions, Armistice Audience: General Public, local community, veterans Located in: New Zealand, Featherston
Organised by: Featherston Community.

This video features NZ pianist Kris Baines performing "God Defend New Zealand", in a reflective style. There is also a moving monument scene with a father and his children paying homage. 

Topics: memorial, Music, Monuments, national anthem Audience: Families, children, music teachers, veterans, adults Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Leeston
Organised by: Kris Baines, Selah Recordings

Journey's End, a play by Passchendaele playwright R C Sherriff based on his experience in the trenches, is showing in Ypres, Belgium in a recreated bunker from 10 October to 12 November 2018. 

Topics: Theatre, Re-enactments, Passchendaele, Overseas Audience: veterans, secondary students, Teachers, Individuals / Families, historians

Obtainment of Conservation Plan/Condition Report for the repair and preservation of The Shrine World War One Memorial situated at Christchurch Boys' High School.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Heritage sites, Schools, conservation, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Schools, veterans, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

An interactive and multi-sensory exhibition commemorating the First World War.  The exhibit will be mobile with capacity to be transported throughout the Western Bay of Plenty sub region.

Topics: Exhibitions, Education, History, Homefront, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Youth, Schools, veterans, General, Students

A parade and dawn service to commemorate Anzac Day on this special anniversary. The service will be held outside the Upper Hutt Civic Centre, 25 April 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Parades, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, veterans, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Upper Hutt
Organised by: Upper Hutt City Council

Join us in Toronto, Canada, for dinner, drinks and live music to commemorate the centenary of Anzac Day.

Topics: Dinner, Commemoration, Events, Canada, Overseas Audience: Families, veterans, couples, Individuals, dignatories
Organised by: Kia Ora Canada - Toronto

The universal story of every New Zealand solider and their preparation for battle. Exhibition at the National Army Museum from  7 November 2014 until February 2015.

Topics: Museums, world war 1 soldiers, Personal stories, Military camps, Events Audience: veterans, Individuals / Families, returned service veterans, Students, historians Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru
Organised by: National Army Museum

The Troopers Tale - The History of The Otago Mounted Rifles is the complete and authorised narrative of the Otago Mounted Rifles, edited by the late Dr Don Mackay.

Topics: Otago Mounted Rifles, OMR, Publications, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Messines Audience: historians, Teachers, veterans, Students

Construction of crosses for a Hamilton field of remembrance.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, Memorials, Facilities Audience: veterans, Descendants, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Hamilton RSA

Construction of a First World War remembrance plaza alongside the new Returned and Services Association (RSA) clubrooms in Christchurch.

Topics: RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, Facilities Audience: Organisational staff, veterans, Families Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

A free, site-specific multi-media project designed to remember Wellington city and her people during the First World War. From 11-18 October 2014.

Frederick Smith. Image courtesy of Berry & Co Photographers, 1917. Te Papa Collection
Topics: Events, Exhibitions, October 14, Heritage trails, Conscientious objection Audience: Teachers, Students, historians, veterans, Families Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

A dawn service will be held this Anzac Day 25 April 2014 at the First World War cenotaph in Cass Square Hokitika, with 183 white crosses for the members of this area lost during the war.

Topics: RSA, Anzac Day 2014, Ceremonies, Commemorations Audience: Descendants, Families, veterans, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Hokitika
Organised by: Hokitika Westland RSA

The Lion Foundation Season of Once on Chunuk Bair by Maurice Shadbolt, produced by Auckland Theatre Company. A classic play about the tragic battle at Gallipoli, on 12 June – 5 July 2014.

Topics: Events, Gallipoli, Performing Arts, Theatre, Chunuk Bair Audience: Teachers, Students, General, Families, veterans Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Theatre Company

Ferrymead Heritage Park is working closely with MAG (Military Adventure Group) to plan a large-scale military display to commemorate the First World War centenary.

Topics: Events, Community contribution, Anzac Day 2014, Trench reconstructions, Exhibitions Audience: General, Families, veterans, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

In this 6-week course you will learn about the causes, course and consequences of the conflict and examine major aspects of the world that entered and fought the First World War.

Topics: Events, Education, History Audience: Families, secondary students, veterans, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Fit out of Mosgiel Memorial RSA commemorative library and museum.

Topics: RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, Faciliites Audience: veterans Located in: New Zealand, Mosgiel
Organised by: Mosgiel Memorial RSA

New work being premiered in the New Zealand Festival on 28 February 2014, composed by Ross Harris, poetry by Vincent O'Sullivan and Taonga Puoro by Horomona Horo.

Topics: Music, Events, Maori, Classical Music, Performing Arts Audience: Families, secondary students, veterans, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A Field of Remembrance will be established on Windsor Reserve in Devonport - initially for Armistice Day 2013, and subsequently for major commemorative activities.

Topics: Memorials, RSA, Fields of Remembrance, Community contribution Audience: General, local visitors, Descendants, veterans Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Devonport

Mid-morning civic Anzac Day service at Takapau to commemorate the 1914 Divisional Camp, 25 April 2014.

Takapau Divisional Camp, 1914
Topics: Events, RSA, Anzac Day 2014, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: local visitors, veterans, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Takapau
Organised by: Takapau RSA, CHB Promotions