NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

News

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.

19 April 2018

Excio has launched some special Anzac Day collections on their visual app to commemorate New Zealand's First World War soldiers.

18 April 2018

On Anzac Day, New Zealand’s First World War memorials will be at the centre of commemorative events around the country. They are also the focus of the latest campaign from WW100, Monumental.

13 April 2018

A world first sensory experience at The Great War Exhibition opens to the public on Saturday April 14. Set at Quinn’s Post, a tenuously held frontline position on the Gallipoli Peninsula, visitors will enter another world of the grit and hardship experienced by New Zealand soldiers during this...

04 April 2018

Te Papa is offering two people the trip of a lifetime – a tour across France and Belgium to mark the 100th anniversary of the Liberation of Le Quesnoy.

29 March 2018

Rotorua Museum is giving Rotorua high school students the chance to win a $10,000 scholarship prize by creating visual art based on the story of a Rotorua person who served in the Great War.

23 March 2018

A competition to design the Pacific Island Memorial in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington is opening today, the Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni has today announced.

20 March 2018

The theme for Auckland War Memorial Museum's 13th annual Lest We Forget Poetry Competition continues to align with the First World War Centenary: "An Unprecedented Trial". Entries close 10 April 2018.

05 March 2018

Unveiling the design for the US memorial and the mauri stones ceremony cements the long-standing relationship between the United States and New Zealand, in times of peace and conflict, Paul James CE of Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage said today.

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