Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain today announced 30 projects commemorating the centenary of the First World War have been granted $2.7 million in funding by the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board.
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In this update: lottery funding decisions, an international meeting and visit by the British Minister, launch of a new publication, an award and progress updates on several centenary projects.
Hon Michael Woodhouse, Minister of Veterans’ Affairs, today confirmed the ballot for attendance at Anzac Day services at Gallipoli, Turkey, will open at midnight on 15 November 2013.
The WW100 graphic identity, designed by Designworks, has won a gold award in The Best Design Awards graphic design category.
The Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, the Hon Christopher Finlayson, has launched Gavin McLean's book The White Ships: New Zealand's First World War Hospital Ships.
The British prime minister’s special adviser on the First World War centenary, Dr Andrew Murrison, visited New Zealand in October.
In this update: discussions in Europe, new publications and resources, a new funding source, and announcement of dates for major ceremonial events.
Dates for key New Zealand domestic and overseas commemorative and ceremonial events which will be be marked during the First World War centenary from 2014 to 2018 have been announced by Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson.
Creative New Zealand is offering funding to commission First World War centenary arts projects of high artistic merit.
Ministry for Culture and Heritage war historian Ian McGibbon leaves shortly for Turkey to take part in the fourth field session of the Joint Historical and Archaeological Survey of the Anzac Battlefield.