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

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18 April 2013

Five years of commemorations to mark the centenary of the First World War began this morning with the unveiling of the National Cross of Remembrance at Te Papa.

16 April 2013

The Gibson Group, with funding from New Zealand on Air, is set to produce an innovative First World War documentary series to mark the centenary of the war in 2014.

15 April 2013

A new book by Philippa Werry aims to get children interested in Anzac Day. "It would be easy for it to become irrelevant for children, and for them to think that’s something that happened a long time ago and doesn’t impact me."

09 April 2013

How much do New Zealanders know about New Zealand’s involvement in the First World War, and the war’s impact on our country?

09 April 2013

Excerpts from New Zealand diaries written a century ago are now appearing on the most modern of communication media, Twitter.

11 March 2013

In 1921, a trophy was presented to Plimmerton School to remember First World War casualty Private Arthur Webb and his ambition to be a teacher. Seventy years later, the restored Webb Memorial Trophy is back in the school’s care.

07 March 2013

We're pleased to welcome Andrew Matheson as the Director of WW100, New Zealand’s First World War Centenary Programme.

26 February 2013

The battlefields of Mesen fell silent almost a century ago but another New Zealand soldier's sacrifice was remembered overnight (NZ time) in Belgium.

12 February 2013

Visitor numbers for the Centenary Anzac Day Commemorative Services at Gallipoli on 25 April 2015 will be set at 10,500 people.

11 February 2013

Comprising 15 sandstone columns surrounded by eucalypts, the design of the Australian Memorial to be built in the National War Memorial Park has been announced.

08 February 2013

A reburial service for a New Zealand First World War soldier will be held on 25 February 2013 at the Messines Ridge British Cemetery in Mesen, Belgium. The soldier's remains were found during excavations in April 2012.

03 December 2012

Cherry Barnaby sat in the front row of seats outside the site of the former Hamilton Hotel and watched a promise fulfilled that had its origins on the battlefields of Gallipoli.