NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

News

17 July 2017

Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails has picked up another award, this time for its Ngā Tapuwae Western Front app.

13 July 2017

One hundred years ago, a balloting system determined who would be conscripted to go to war for New Zealand. One of the ballot boxes used is in Te Papa's collection.

12 July 2017

'Passchendaele: The Belgians have not forgotten' – an exhibition developed in Belgium to acknowledge New Zealand’s part in the Battle of Passchendaele opens for a three week period at the National War Memorial in Wellington.

11 July 2017

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says a project by eight young New Zealand artists will spark new conversations on conscription and give us all a better understanding of its place in our history.

15 June 2017

Historic England has marked the centenary of the Battle of Messines by protecting the Bulford Kiwi and a terrain model of the Belgian village.

06 June 2017

A national commemoration to mark the heavy price paid by New Zealand troops at Messines a hundred years ago will be streamed online tomorrow so all Kiwis can pay their respects to the 700 who died in the battle on 7 June 1917.

06 June 2017

The Governor-General departed at the weekend for an official visit to Belgium, where she will represent New Zealand at a number of commemorative ceremonies to mark the centenary of the Battle of Messines.

02 June 2017

New Zealand Defence Force personnel are travelling to Belgium to mark 100 years since New Zealand’s involvement in the Battle of Messines at Mesen/Messines in Belgium on 7 June 2017.

31 May 2017

Nineteen year-old Emma Catto has been announced as the overall winner of this year’s Battle of Passchendaele social media competition.

22 May 2017

The chalice of First World War chaplain, Father James Joseph McMenamin, was handed over to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) chaplains during a Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Petone on Sunday 21 May at 9.30am.

09 May 2017

Ten senior students will get the opportunity to join the 100th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium later this year, as part of a competition for schools and kura.

05 May 2017

Historian Monty Soutar has issued a final plea for images of Māori soldiers from the First World War for inclusion in his book about the conflict.

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