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

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18 December 2013

No attendance passes to Gallipoli 2015 have been allocated to tour companies. The only way for New Zealanders and Australians to guarantee attendance at the official Gallipoli 2015 commemorations is by obtaining an attendance pass through the official ballot.

09 December 2013

In this update: launch of New Zealand and the First World War, opening of the Gallipoli 2015 ballot, outreach activities, funding news and a visitor from the French government.

28 November 2013

French Associate Minister for Defence, in charge of Veterans’ Affairs, Monsieur Kader Arif and New Zealand Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson have signed a letter of intent around First World War centenary commemorations.

15 November 2013

The public ballot to attend the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day at Gallipoli in 2015 is now open. The ballot closes 31 January 2014.

11 November 2013

A new history of New Zealand’s involvement in the First World War and its effect on the nation, New Zealand and the First World War 1914-1919 by Damien Fenton, was launched at Government House tonight.

11 November 2013

Australians and New Zealanders will be able to access a shared archive of World War I records online to commemorate the Anzac centenary, Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain and Australia’s Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis announced today.

06 November 2013

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.

04 November 2013

NZ On Air invites expressions of interest from NZ producers or broadcasters to provide live coverage of the New Zealand Service at Chunuk Bair on 25 April 2015.

01 November 2013

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.

31 October 2013

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.

12 October 2013

The WW100 graphic identity, designed by Designworks, has won a gold award in The Best Design Awards graphic design category.

08 October 2013

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.