NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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13 October 2016

After being painstakingly restored, the memorial to the First World War medical staff at Awapuni Racecourse in Palmerston North will be rededicated in a ceremony on 20 October 2016.

12 October 2016

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss has announced 18-year-old Mina Bixley as the winner of the 2016 Battle of Passchendaele Multi-Media Competition.

10 October 2016

Four possible designs for a French memorial in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park will be on public display in Wellington from 20 October.

04 October 2016

WW100 is looking for a motivated, energetic and innovative communications graduate who is keen to share their creative skills with our team on a 12 months fixed term contract.

22 September 2016

The bloodiest and most traumatic campaign in New Zealand’s military history is captured in a new book produced by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

20 September 2016

A new book capturing the experiences of New Zealand soldiers on the Western Front during the First World War is a vivid and detailed account of a pivotal event in our nation’s history, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says.

20 September 2016

Dignitaries and the public packed into the National War Memorial in Wellington to remember those New Zealanders who provided support to the Allied war effort in France during 1916 to 1918.

16 September 2016

More than 800 people, many of whom had travelled “from the uttermost ends of the Earth”, joined a NZ Defence Force ceremonial contingent to mark the centenary of the New Zealand Division’s involvement in the Battle of the Somme. 

15 September 2016

A series of flags have been created to commemorate and remember New Zealand’s role in the Battle of the Somme and to celebrate New Zealand’s ongoing relationship with France.

13 September 2016

Insights into New Zealand's First World War connections to France form part of the France in the Park commemorations at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on 18 September 2016.

13 September 2016

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee will travel to France to attend New Zealand commemorations of the 100th anniversary of this country’s involvement in the Battle of the Somme.

12 September 2016

Te Papa, in partnership with WW100 and The Village Goldsmith, has released the Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails’ limited edition sterling silver pin.

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