In the lead up to New Zealand’s centenary commemoration of the Battle of Passchendaele this October, WW100 is highlighting the support these dedicated New Zealanders gave to Belgium and its refugees.
Education Minister Nikki Kaye and the Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have announced the winning students who will be flying to Belgium to attend the 100th anniversary commemorations for the Battle of Passchendaele.
The bond formed between Belgium and New Zealand during the First World War will be recognised with two special ceremonies at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.
First World War Queen Elisabeth Medal recipient Elizabeth Pinfold will be honoured with the unveiling of a plaque by the Belgian Ambassador, His Excellency Jean-Luc Bodson, at her restored grave in Karori Cemetery.
Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails has picked up another award, this time for its Ngā Tapuwae Western Front app.
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.
'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.
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.
Historic England has marked the centenary of the Battle of Messines by protecting the Bulford Kiwi and a terrain model of the Belgian village.
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.
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.
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.