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

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Armistice resources

We've put together some resources designed to help anyone wanting to organise an event or mark the centenary of Armistice Day in some way.

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Historic accounts

Here’s a brief history of Armistice Day and some historic accounts about events that took place around New Zealand, and on the front line. You could use them as readings or in speeches or as inspiration for your planning. Download as Word doc (51 KB) or PDF (499 KB)


View historical images of Armistice celebrations that you are free to download and use.


View and share our Armistice Centenary videos on YouTube.


Print off these A3 posters to promote the centenary and any events you're organising. 

Guides to Armistice Day

An A5 flyer explaining why New Zealand commemorates Armistice Day and what will happen on the centenary.

Official messages

As some organisers of Armistice centenary events have indicated that they would like to read out a message from the Prime Minister or the Governor-General, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage has published them on its website. NB: This content of these message is embargoed until 11 November 2018, and should not be republished or broadcast before that date.

Armistice logo

We’ve developed an Armistice logo to create a visual thread linking centenary events and activities across New Zealand. Its arrows point to the past and to the future, representing the connections created throughout the centenary across generations and time.    

It will feature prominently in the WW100 Armistice centenary awareness campaign and we’d love to see it used by communities too. There are a range of different colour-ways and file formats available for download.

Download the Armistice logo (5.5 MB)

Download the guidelines (PDF, 730 KB)

Terms of Use

You are welcome to use the Armistice logo to identity your Armistice centenary activities. It is not intended to be used for merchandising, or in association with projects for commercial or financial gain except those commission by the New Zealand government. Please contact us if you’re not sure.

The WW100 Programme Office reserves the right to ask individuals to remove the Armistice logo from their project if it is used in an inappropriate manner.

The full WW100 symbol terms of use will also apply to the Armistice logo.

WW100 Symbol

If you don’t already have the WW100 Symbol on file you may like to download it too. The Armistice and WW100 symbols are designed to work together.