New Zealand’s international First World War commemorations this year will focus on the Western Front, with Anzac Day-related ceremonies in France and Belgium and the centenary commemorations of the battles of Messines and Passchendaele.
The partial remains of an unknown First World War New Zealand soldier were buried with the partial remains of two British soldiers today at the Perth (China Wall) Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery near Ieper, in Belgium.
Helen Pollock's sculpture 'Victory Medal' will be installed in the Place des Heroes in front of the famous Belfroi in Arras in April 2017.
The partial remains of an unknown First World War New Zealand soldier will be buried at the Perth (China Wall) Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery near Ieper, in Belgium, on 7 March 2017.
Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says New Zealand’s darkest day during the First World War will be remembered as part of WW100’s 2017 programme.
Fabian Brunner (aged 24) from Frankfurt am Main is the lucky winner of the New Zealand Prime Minister's First World War Centenary Peace and Security Scholarship.
Artist Rebecca Holden hopes to extend the reach of her artistic tribute to the land where the Mounted Rifles fought.
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.