The centenaries of the Battles of Messines and Passchendaele will be the focus for New Zealand’s international First World War commemorations in 2017.
It was quiet when English visited but in a few months things will be much busier as the 100th anniversaries of the major battles are commemorated.
Supported by Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage The Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and its legacy will bring together speakers from around the world to Wellington in April 2017 to discuss the impact of the First World War and other significant events.
The public is welcome to attend tomorrow’s National Commemoration of Armistice Day in the Hall of Memories, at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.
The doors have opened to Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre, a stunning new war memorial gallery furthering the preservation of Auckland’s history and creating a legacy for the First World War Centenary.
Mr. Jean-Marc Todeschini, French Secretary of State for Veterans and Remembrance, will travel to New Zealand on November 17 and 18 for an official visit focused on projects commemorating France and New Zealand’s shared history in war.
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision marks a century since film censorship was introduced to New Zealand, making it illegal to show any film without it first being passed by the Censor.
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum curators are requesting information, photographs, or artefacts that would help tell the story of women at war.
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.
Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss has announced 18-year-old Mina Bixley as the winner of the 2016 Battle of Passchendaele Multi-Media Competition.
Four possible designs for a French memorial in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park will be on public display in Wellington from 20 October.
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