Activities & Projects
The New Zealand Tattoo takes place at Palmerston North’s Central Energy Trust Arena on 12-13 April 2019, coinciding with the centenary of the return of the Maori Pioneer Battalion in 1919.
Join the New Zealand Defence Force for the final commemorative activity of the First World War Centenary at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park at 7.30pm on Armistice Day, 11 November 2018.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 12 October 2017, Ypres, Belgium.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba. 31 October 2017, Beersheba (Be’er Sheva), Israel.
A service of gratitude at the Mazargues War Cemetery in Marseilles to commemorate the centenary of the NZEF's landing in France on 11 April 1916.
A commemorative programme of events around Anzac Day on sites associated with New Zealand on the former Western Front.
On 25 April each year New Zealand commemorates the landings of the Anzacs on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.
Commemorative ceremonies and the unveiling of two new cenotaphs on Niue to mark the island's contribution to New Zealand's war effort.
A New Zealand memorial service to commemorate the 98th anniversary of the Battle of Broodseinde on 4 October 2015, held at the site of the battle in Belgium.
Marking the Defence Force rugby team's visit to Belgium, a memorial service to the most famous All Black to have died in the war – Dave Gallaher – will be held on 4 October 2015.
On 29 September 2015 the NZDF's rugby team, the Defence Blacks, plays a commemorative match against a French selection in Paris.
On 3 October 2015 the NZDF's rugby team, the Defence Blacks, will play a one-off match in the Dave Gallaher Memorial Tournament against the Belgium national team in Zonnebeke, Belgium.
Every day at 5pm, a Last Post ceremony is conducted on the forecourt of the National War Memorial in Wellington. All are welcome to attend these daily remembrances, conducted by the NZDF.
A lecture by German military historian Prof. Dr Epkenhans about the First World War and the Pacific as viewed from a German perspective, on Monday 1 December at Te Papa.
To raise awareness of the Battle of Passchendaele, the Minister of Veterans’ Affairs is sponsoring a yearly competition for Year 13 students. Entries for 2014 close on 23 September.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair. 8 August 2015, New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli Historical National Park, Turkey.
The main ceremony will be held in Parliament Grounds with a 100-Gun Salute being fired on Wellington’s waterfront outside Te Papa. 4 August 2014, 9 to 9.30 am.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. 15 September 2016, Longueval, France.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Messines. 7 June 2017, New Zealand Memorial, Mesen, Belgium.
Marking the 100th anniversay of the Liberation of Le Quesnoy. 4 November 2018, Le Quesnoy, France.
Commemorating the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli in Turkey on 25 April 2015.
The Experience of a Lifetime: People, Personalities and Leaders in the First World War is the major international conference hosted by the Centenary History partners. Wellington, 22-24 August 2014.
New Zealand has been invited to send four young people to join youth from all countries involved in the First World War to march along the Champs-Elysées on Bastille Day, 14 July 2014.
An organisational history of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force covering its formation, initial structure, development and changes.
A series of authoritative and accessible print histories on New Zealand and the First World War.