NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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14 August 2018

100 years ago, censorship restrictions in place during the First World War saw newspaper headlines portray disastrous battles like those at Gallipoli as decisive victories. A new campaign from WW100 puts wartime censorship itself under the spotlight.

02 August 2018

Massey University will return to the Dominion Museum Building in 2019 following the closure of the Great War Exhibition after Armistice Day in November 2018.

16 July 2018

The NZDF has been invited by the Belgian Armed Forces to march in the parade with contingents from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States to mark the First World War centenary.

05 July 2018

Details of official plans to mark the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War on 11 November have been announced by Acting Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni today.

28 June 2018

New Zealand's first digital First World War memorial touchtable will be unveiled and dedicated at Wairoa’s War Memorial Hall in July 2018.

28 June 2018

Following the decision by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission not to fund the council’s Auckland Domain memorial project, the Auckland Mayoral Advisory Group for the World War 1 Centenary Memorial Project recommended pausing the project while other opportunities, including funding, are explored...

29 May 2018

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park will be the site of a double celebration on Wednesday 31 May 2018 with the reopening of the restored National War Memorial Carillon and the unveiling of the Wellington’s Bell Stories interactive display.

22 May 2018

The Fields of Remembrance Trust is encouraging communities leading up to Armistice Day 2018 to remember all New Zealanders who died in the First World War.

30 April 2018

The Reserve Bank today announced in October it will issue a colour circulating legal tender 50 cent coin to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.

25 April 2018

Forestry Minister Shane Jones announced the launch of Matariki Tu Rākau, a remembrance tree planting programme to mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War.

23 April 2018

At Auckland War Memorial Museum in the final year of WW100 commemorations, we reflect on the sacrifices of war and consider the impacts of past and present conflicts on our society and collective psyche.

23 April 2018

This year both the Dawn Service and National Commemorative Service for Anzac Day will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.

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