NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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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.

21 February 2018

More than 30,000 students across the country are set to uncover and explore the fascinating stories of New Zealand soldiers in a new initiative from WW100, says Prime Minister and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Jacinda Ardern.

09 February 2018

The French Association Arts & Jardins is calling for New Zealand architects and landscapers to submit proposals for a peace garden to be installed in the town of Le Quesnoy. Deadline for submissions is 17 March 2018.

05 February 2018

Young people aged 9-16 across the world are invited to submit poetry, art or song inspired by the First World War.

01 February 2018

Themes of pacifism and conscientious objection feature prominently among this year’s annual New Zealand History Awards.

16 January 2018

The 1000th daily Last Post ceremony marking the First World War centenary will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial at 5.00pm on Thursday 18 January and members of the public are welcome to attend.

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