NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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18 April 2019

The stories of three New Zealanders who made it home from the First World War are the focus of WW100’s latest campaign Finding Our Way Back.

12 April 2019

Curators of The Sound of Peace, an art soundscape are inviting the nation and Kiwis throughout the world to record their message of peace online.

Saint David's Church, Auckland
04 April 2019

The New Zealand Maori (Pioneer) Battalion was the only battalion of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force to return to New Zealand as a complete unit and on 6 April 1919, says Dr Monty Soutar, Senior Māori Historian Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

04 April 2019

A new memorial honouring the role of New Zealand Māori and other service people in the First World War will be unveiled in the Passchendaele Memorial Park, next to the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Zonnebeke on Anzac Day, 25 April 2019.

03 April 2019

The much-awaited book Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Māori in the First World War will be released through bookshops nationwide in June following its launch at Auckland War Memorial Museum on Wednesday 5 June 2019.

26 February 2019

The restored Te Arawa Soldiers’ Memorial will be unveiled 92 years to the day that it was originally erected in 1927 and the public are invited to attend.

14 December 2018

For the first time in nearly a century, a collection of significant First World War lantern slides belonging to the University of Canterbury (UC) is freely available for the public to view.

10 December 2018

The U.S. Memorial unveiled today at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park cements the long-standing relationship between the United States and New Zealand, Tamsin Evans, Deputy Chief Executive Delivery, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage said today.

15 November 2018

The final daily Last Post of First World War centenary was performed at a Sunset Ceremony to mark the centenary of the Armistice which ended the First World War.

07 November 2018

Nearly 300 New Zealand Defence Force personnel will gather in Wellington to support the centenary of the Armistice, which ended the First World War, on Sunday, 11 November.

06 November 2018

Belltowers throughout New Zealand will be ringing out in the Roaring Chorus – one way that WW100 is suggesting New Zealanders commemorate the upcoming Armistice Centenary – and in doing so join Armistice bellringing campaigns across the world.

02 November 2018

The TSS Earnslaw is set to make a touching tribute to the Armistice Centenary Roaring Chorus, and it is all because of a letter written by a young Kinloch girl to the children’s column in her local newspaper a hundred years ago.

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