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

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18 June 2014

We are looking for people to help us with the early stages of testing a new product for New Zealanders interested in the First World War. Testing will be held in Wellington on the 30 June or 1 July 2014.

03 June 2014

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today the four young French-speaking New Zealanders who have been selected to represent New Zealand at the Bastille Day military parade in Paris on 14 July.

06 May 2014

In this update — progress on the Heritage Trails, results of lottery funding, Anzac Day happenings near and far, a royal visit and sources of content and funding.

05 May 2014

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman has launched ‘What did you do in the war, Grandy?’ a competition for New Zealand school students sponsored by the New Zealand Society of Genealogists.

01 May 2014

2015 is the centenary of the Gallipoli landings. As part of the commemorations, Australia’s ABC Classic FM and Radio New Zealand Concert are inviting Australian and New Zealand composers to submit original compositions in their joint competition Gallipoli Songs.

01 May 2014

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson has announced that applications are now open for four young French-speaking New Zealanders to represent New Zealand on 14 July at the Bastille Day Parade in Paris.

24 April 2014

With this Anzac Day tomorrow marking 100 years since the beginning of the First World War, Creative New Zealand is proud to support a new arts fund focused on the effect of the Great War on our nation and its place in the world.

24 April 2014

One hundred special passes from the Gallipoli ballot will be allocated to children of Gallipoli veterans and youth representatives, Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Woodhouse has announced. 

17 April 2014

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced that the Lottery World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Committee has approved over $9.1 million towards 80 projects which commemorate the First World War.

17 April 2014

Due to the ongoing work at the National War Memorial, the 2014 Anzac Day National Commemorative Service will take place at the Parliamentary Forecourt, Wellington at 11 am.


10 April 2014

The WW100 pin worn by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their royal tour will be available close to the start of the First World War centenary in August 2014.

03 April 2014

Archives New Zealand have posted the following news notice to people accessing military personnel files through their website, Archway.