Grant’s Arts and Music Festival proudly presents “War and Peace” Centenary Commemoration Viola Recital (1919-2019), featuring Milan Milisavljević and Sherry Grant in May 2019.
The Zimbelstern Foundation are delighted to present an organ concert on Anzac Day 2019 at Wellington's St Mary of the Angels, ‘Gloria in Exclesis - Remembering the Fallen’.
To commemorate Anzac Day 2019 there will be a free public talk in the Services section of Karori Cemetery.
Using stories, letters and film, Dead Letters, Great War Stories brings to vivid life the personal experiences of the First World War. National Library of New Zealand, 24 April 2019.
The 2018 World of WearableArt Supreme WOW Award winner WAR sTOrY will be on public display at the National War Memorial in Wellington from 10-16 November 2018.
An afternoon of music will fill Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War 100 years ago, 11 November 2018.
To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, there will be a history display at the Hataitai Bowling Club on 11 November 2018.
The 1918 Influenza Project is holding two days to commemorate and remember Wellington's victims of the Influenza Pandemic. At Karori Cemetery, 18 and 25 November 2018.
A dance performance by Le Moana exploring the impact of the deadly influenza pandemic on Sāmoa's population. A free event at Te Papa on 11 November 2018.
Join Te Papa on 10 November 2018 for a documentary screening and discussion marking the centenary of the 1918 flu outbreak – an epidemic that devastated New Zealand and Sāmoa.
Readings, prayers and music and celebratory quarter peal by the bell ringers at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul on 11 November 2018 from 10am. Bring an instrument for the Roaring Chorus.
A film and panel talk at Te Papa on 10 November 2018 exploring the effects of the 1918 influenza outbreak in New Zealand and Sāmoa.
In this Family History Talk Gillian Headifen explores the Turnbull collections to identify materials relating this significant battle. At the National Library, Wellington, 20 November 2018.
Make flags and decorations, and join a children’s parade – come to a celebration of peace at Te Papa, 100 years after the end of the First World War. 10 November 2018.
A lunchtime talk at National Library of New Zealand on 9 November 2018 on what life was like after the signing of the armistice.
War poetry readings and a peace celebration at Wellington's Halfway House, Glenside, 24-28 October 2018. Part of Wellington Heritage Week.
Using the art of storytelling, eight writers and thinkers voice their thoughts and reflections on Armistice Day. At National Library of New Zealand, 11 November 2018.
A Public History talk convened by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the National Library of New Zealand on 3 October 2018 looking at the influenza epidemic in Samoa a hundred years ago.
To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, the Hataitai Community House and Hataitai Community Recreation Trust are posting a display of local war stories at the Hataitai Bowling Club.
An exhibition that tells the story of the end of the war in a new light: what was it like for those who lived after the fighting stopped? At Alexander Turnbull Library, 10 Sep - 1 Dec 2018.
A promenade theatre performance on the 100 year anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic that plagued New Zealand. At Victoria University of Wellington, 9-17 October 2018.
The Government will mark the centenary with a national commemoration at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on 11 November 2018.
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.
New Zealand will mark the centenary of its last significant action in the First World War with a national ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on 4 November 2018.
Join The Great War Exhibition team to hear three talks on the lesser known New Zealand experiences of the First World War on 25 October 2018.
1.00pm on Armistice Day, 11 November 2018, there will be a public talk in the Services section of Karori Cemetery (Wellington). The event will last 45-60 minutes and is free for anyone to attend.
The End of the War? exhibition in Wellington looks at the war-time experiences of nine people and the century-long impact of their experiences. At the Great War Exhibition, 26 July - 30 Nov 2018.
Take an in-depth look at the stories behind five of the Carillon bells dedicated by Wellingtonians in memory of those who died in the First World War.
A solo exhibition, part of an ongoing project that revisits the biography of First World War intern Dr. Hjelmar von Danneville. At Wellington's Enjoy Gallery, Feb-March 2018.
The New Zealand String Quartet and opera singer Jared Holt join forces to premiere a new song cycle, In Memoriam. Performed in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch between April and May 2018.
A Time Like This is the touching, tender, yet at times horrific story of First World War veteran, Douglas Chapman. On at BATS Theatre, Wellington, from 24-28 April 2018.
Each Sunday evening during the centenary, before the Last Post ceremonies at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, stories of soldiers who died 100 years ago are recited. Read past ones on NZHistory.
Join Wellington historian Elizabeth Cox for a guided tour of Old St Paul's First World War brass memorials on 25 April 2018.
On Good Friday 2018 the Tudor Consort explores the parallel symbolism of the crucifixion of Christ, and the lives of the fallen in this centennial year of the end of the First World War.
This Writers & Readers event, as part of the 2018 New Zealand Festival, saw Chris Bourke and Christopher Pugsley trading stories about cultural change during the war.
A free presentation by National Geographic Photographer Dr. Jeff Gusky on the graffiti left under the Western Front. At the Great War Exhibition in Wellington, 28 February 2018.
In this talk Jane Tolerton explores how the feminist 1890s fuelled female ambition and how this was expressed in the fight for suffrage and in the 1914-1918 war. National Library, 28 February 2018.
An audio-visual show and display at Wellington's Great War Exhibition focussing on the myriad ways New Zealand women faced the realities of the First World War. 23 Feb - 19 April 2018.
International and New Zealand experts will detail 1918 pandemic epidemiology and impact, at a one-day summer school course at the University of Otago Wellington campus on 7 February 2018.
War in the Holy Lands, takes you on the journey of the NZ soldiers who fought on horseback across Sinai and Palestine. The Great War Exhibition, Wellington, 13 December 2017 - 20 February 2018.
A groundbreaking physical theatre show exploring a friendship across cultures during the First World War. Performed in NZSL, English & Serbian. Accessible for Deaf and hearing audiences.
A new First World War memorial was unveiled at Clifton Terrace Model School in Wellington at 10.30am on Monday 19 November 2018.
Scholar Steven Loveridge will consider the changing perception of WW1 over the last century in relation to Passchendaele in this talk at the National Library, Wellington, 13 Dec 2017, 5.30pm.
A talk on the lobbying and rationale behind the creation of an area where men who fought overseas but died locally could be buried with their comrades. Karori Cemetery, Wellington, 11 Nov 2017, 1pm
Hear a talk by Yale's Professor Jay Winter exploring the ‘Kodak revolution’ of WW1 and the trail of unofficial photography that ensued. Te Papa, Wellington, 25 Nov 2017, 7pm.
Jane Tolerton speaks about her new book looking at the many roles NZ women played overseas in the First World War. National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 9 Nov 2017, 5.30pm
A fascinating record of New Zealand's involvement in the First World War with commentary and a contemporary soundtrack. National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 16 Nov 2017.
A national commemoration to mark the service of New Zealanders in the Middle East during the First World War. Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, 31 October, 11am.
A new exhibition looking at Passchendaele from the perspective of those who took part. National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 8.30am - 5pm.
Let your kids explore, learn and create with The Great War Exhibition's inspiring guides these school holidays. The Great War Exhibition, Wellington, 8-22 Jan 2018.
Belgian musician Jef Neve will perform a solo concert to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Victoria University Hunter Council Chamber, Wellington, 13 Oct 2017, 6pm.
A powerful new exhibition about the experience of New Zealanders in the tragic Battle of Passchendaele. The Great War Exhibition, Wellington, 4 Oct – 3 Dec 2017.
Dr Ryan McLane is set to lead a public talk on the spread of influenza in the Pacific during the 1918 flu pandemic. Karori Recreation Centre, Wellington, 29 Oct 2017, 2pm.
Join Good Sons author Greg Hall as he talks about his new novel. Te Ahumairangi Ground Floor, National Library, Wellington, 12 October 2017, 5:30pm.
In the lead up to the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, Belgian historian Freddy Declerk will present a talk at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington on 24 Sept 2017 at 4:30pm.
WW100 will mark the Battle of Passchendaele with a national commemorative programme held in Wellington on Thursday 12 October.
Come to two talks about NZ women’s contributions during the First World War, and explore the Passchendaele memorial locomotive at Wellington Railway Station, 13 October 2017, 11am.
Hear two fascinating talks, one about the Battle of Passchendaele, the other about its memorial locomotive – both delivered beside the Ab608 Passchendaele itself. Wellington Railway Station, 12 Oct 2017, 11am.
A national commemorative programme will be held in Wellington to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele on 12 October 2017, begining at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park from 3pm.
A number of excursions and talks on the Passchendaele steam train are planned to commemorate the battle in which New Zealand experienced one of its darkest days.
Author Jane Tolerton is set to discuss the true stories of Wellington women in the First World War, drawing on research from her new book. Booklovers B&B, Wellington, 29 October 2017, 4pm.
Hop aboard at Wellington and journey up the coast to Paekakariki as the train returns after a series of journeys marking the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 15 October 2017, 3:15pm.
Take a special steam-train journey to commemorate the Battle of Passchendaele’s centenary. Wellington Railway Station, 14-15 October 2017.
Climb aboard a steam train, and join characters from the NZ military on their journey to and from the devastating Battle of Passchendaele. Wellington Railway Station, 15 October 2017, 12:15pm.
The Olympic Harrier Club still holds an annual race to remember club members who died in the First World War.
An opportunity to explore one fascinating aspect of the 'Gallipoli: The scale of our war' exhibition in detail with a free tour. Te Papa, Wellington. 21 August - 1 September 2017.
A presentation on the work involved to complete the biographies of more than fifty people who died in the 1918 influenza pandemic. Karori Recreation Centre, Wellington, 13 August 2017, 2 p.m.
A working bee to tidy the graves of some of the 650 people buried at Karori Cementery who died in the 1918 influenza outbreak. Karori Cemetery, Wellington, 12 November 2017, 2 p.m.
How did soldiers cook during the First World War, and what food did their families send them? The first of three talks by Te Papa curator Kirstie Ross. Te Papa, Wellington, 22 August 2017, 11:15am.
Hear about the personal treasures that soldiers and their loved ones cherished during the First World War in a talk by Te Papa curator Kirstie Ross. Te Papa, Wellington, 24 August 2017, 11:15am.
Discover the amazing stories of two courageous New Zealand nurses in the First World War. The final of three talks by curator Kirstie Ross. Te Papa, Wellington, 30 August 2017, 11:15am.
Queen Elisabeth medal recipient Elizabeth Pinfold's restored grave will be unveiled by the Belgian Ambassador at Karori Cemetery, Wellington, 21 July 2017, 2 p.m.
A commemorative street sign in remembrance of Brigadier-General Bernard Cyril Freyberg will be unveiled. Lyall Bay, Wellington, 18 June 2017.
Gillian Headifen will explore the Turnbull Library holdings on the Battle of Messines. National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 20 June 2017, 12:10pm.
Join Evan Roberts and his class of American students as they present their research into 22 New Zealand First World War soldiers. Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, 8 June 2017.
In the spirit of Matariki, the Great War Exhibition in Wellington offers guided tours to tell the story of Māori in the First World War. 24–25 June 2017.
The Great War Exhibition builds on its story by opening the next in its series of temporary exhibitions, “Wounded”. Dominion Museum Building, Wellington, 1 May - 30 June 2017.
The White Crosses project is a nationwide initiative. This field consists of a named cross for every man and woman from the Wellington region who died over 100 years ago.
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, 25 Apr 2017.
Following Anzac Day, historians give their perspectives on the First World War, with an emphasis on events in 1917. At Te Papa, on 26 April 2017.
A conference organised by the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the Labour History Project to be held at Rutherford House, Wellington, 31 Aug-2 Sep 2017.
Scotland's famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is known as the "greatest show on earth".
An exhibition of Sikh soldiers in the First and Second World Wars, presented by Sikh Foundation NZ.Wellington Central Library, 12 -27 April 2017.
A remembrance ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington at 11 am on 7 June 2017 to mark the centenary of the Battle of Messines.
Sarah Davies, Director of WW100, presents a talk on Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails at the NZ Society of Genealogists' talk at Loaves & Fishes, Wellington, on 26 April 2017.
The Belgians Have Not Forgotten is an exhibition created by the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, touring New Zealand venues in 2017.
NZSO concerts in Auckland and Wellington in May 2017, featuring Gareth Farr's requiem concerto Chemin des Dames, which pays tribute to the soldiers who fell in the First World War.
A poignant, stirring theatrical production, based on actual letters sent home from the front. Performed at Hannah Playhouse, Wellington from 4-8 April 2017.
Through the eyes of 7 generations of Wellingtonians, The Undertow explores major historical moments in our country’s history, including the First World War. At Te Papa, 17-29 January 2017.
A reworking of Bob Kerr's paintings of the conscientious objectors' experience, brought them to life in a short film. Plays several times each day at Wellington Museum until 2018.
Screenings of the Gallipoli animated film "25 April" at Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision in Wellington from 19-29 April 2017.
Screenings of "For King & Country: New Zealand's First World War on Film" at Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision in Wellington from 22 to 27 April 2017.
This multidisciplinary symposium, held in Wellington in April 2017, examines the cataclysmic experiences of 1917, and expands to reflect on their ongoing historical legacy.
A ceremony to unveil a commemorative plaque near France's future memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, will be held on 18 November 2016.
To commemorate 100 years of censorship in New Zealand Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in Wellington is showing films that were banned in New Zealand on their initial release throughout November 2016.
John Psathas and Mathew Knight discuss the locations, ethos and impact of their recent First World War commemorative collaboration, No Man’s Land at MBIE in Wellington on 2 November 2016
A march and series of ceremonies at parliament to remember the contribution that Cook Island soldiers made to the First World War. In Wellington on 16 November 2016.
Interested in researching someone who served in the First World War? Come to a presentation on war records at National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, on 18 October 2016.
On 12 October 2016, as part of Seniors Week, join a tour focusing on the people and historic events relating to Parliament during the First World War
To mark the War in France Commemorations in Wellington on 18 September 2016, we have an exclusive opportunity to tell the story of France in The Great War.
To mark the official commemoration of the War in France on 18 September 2016, the Great War Exhibition will be offering its very popular poppy making workshop.
The British High Commission with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra present a screening of the film The Battle of the Somme at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre on 24 September 2016.
Dr Ian McGibbon will speak at a lunchtime Public History Talk on 7 September 2016 on his forthcoming publication, New Zealand's Western Front Campaign.
Join Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision for the Wellington screenings of "The Battle of the Somme", a film shot in 1916. Screening on 14-17 September 2016.
A remembrance ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on 18 September 2016.
A screening of "For King & Country: New Zealand's First World War on Film" at Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision in Wellington on 10-12 August 2016.
An opportunity to find out more about the Measuring the ANZACs project, using citizen historians to transcribe service files. At the National Library, Wellington, on 20 July 2016.
An animated film to be shown on Wellington Museum's unique vertically-formatted Tall Screen.
In this workshop, you'll get an overview of the Measuring the ANZACs project and an introduction to its use in teaching NZ history and social studies. At Wellington High School on 22 July 2016.
In the spirit of Matariki, the Great War Exhibition in Wellington offers guided tours to tell the story of Māori in the First World War. Held on weekends between 18-26 June 2016.
A new exhibit at Wellington’s The Great War Exhibition opens on 31 May 2016, marking the centenary of the Battle of Jutland – the pivotal naval battle of the First World War.
A photographic essay on the Construction of Arras Tunnel and Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Hall of Memories, The Carillon, National War Memorial, Wellington 19-24 May 2016.
A talk by Chris Bourke looking at the musical responses in New Zealand to the First World War. National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 18 May 2016.
Share stories of soldiers who fought in the First World War in the #wellynextdoor recording caravan. Civic Square, Wellington, 21 April 2016.
A Pacific poppy. An outstretched hand. An abstract painting. View a collection of Max Gimblett's commemorative arts works at Ngā Toi, Te Papa, from 16 March - 22 May 2016.
Special tours focusing on historic events relating to Parliament during the First World War.
"Gallipoli: End of the Road / Canakkale – Yolun Sonu" (2013) is screening as part of the Turkish Film Festival, at Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, Wellington, on 23 April 2016.
A light and sound show featuring art and historical imagery projected onto the National War Memorial at Pukeahu. The 15-minute loop will run each evening from 21 to 25 April 2016.
Chinese Anzacs: Australians of Chinese Descent in the Defence Forces 1885-1919 - Second Edition revised to include New Zealand-born Chinese of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1914-1919.
Anna shares some of the letters between her grandfather and great uncle that led to her discovering a story crying out to be told. Held at the Embassy Theatre, Wellington, on 10 March 2016.
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra continues to commemorate the centenary of the First World War with two special concerts of remembrance and thanksgiving in April 2016.
Telling the experiences of Turkish and ANZAC soldiers at Gallipoli, this poster exhibition will be held at National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, from 12 February - 24 March 2016.
A talk given by Dr Azer Banu Kemaloglu and Dr Ian McGibbon looks at the recollections of ordinary soldiers from Turkey and the Allies at Gallipoli, held in Wellington on 12 February 2016.
Sonic Wells for Gallipoli is an art project which symbolises the special relationship of mutual respect between New Zealand, Australia and Turkey. Live all day from 23 April to 22 July 2016.
This event is pay tribute to New Zealand and Australian parliamentary staff who enlisted and served in the First World War. Held at Wellington's Cenotaph on 20 January 2016.
From 11 November - 2 December 2015, over 860 light poles will cover Wellington's Appleton Park, lighting up in the wind, and representing Wellingtonians who lost their lives at Gallipoli.
This new chamber opera brings powerfully to life how Gallipoli was a domestic story as well as a military one. At Shed 6, as part of the New Zealand Festival, 3-6 March 2016.
Part of the 2016 NZ Festival, this concert gives a voice to our First World War's “relicts” – the widows and sweethearts who waved their men goodbye and never saw them again.
Remember some of those who signed up to serve in the First World War, died in the Wellington area, and were buried in the Services Section of Karori Cemetery. Tour on 11 November 2015.
Mothers, Daughters, Wives is a concert that focuses on those who are often left behind at times of war. Performed on 14 November 2015 at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
Taki Rua Productions presents the world premiere of All Our Sons, a ground-breaking First World War play by Witi Ihimaera, at Circa Theatre, Wellington, between 6-14 November 2015.
On 24 September 2015, the National Library hosts a talk by Dr Mark Sheehan on how young people are seldom encouraged to think critically about what Gallipoli means to them nowadays.
Victoria University of Wellington hosts a talk on patriotic women travellers during the First World War on 18 September 2015.
At Wellington's Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, follow the lives of the author and her young brother, a soldier in the First World War. Runs from 6 October 2015 - 29 January 2016.
The Great War Exhibition hosts Belgian historian Charlotte Descamps, who will speak about the 'iron harvests' of First World War debris. Held in Wellington on 30 September 2015.
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.
Celebrate the 122nd anniversary of votes for New Zealand women and come along for an informal launch of Jane Tolerton’s new book at Little Peckish Cafe, Wellington, on 19 September 2015.
This installation of stretcher-like structures is a tribute to those whose lives were touched by the First World War. Hanging at National Library, Wellington, from 20 August - 3 October 2015.
How did the First World War redraw the world map? Visiting historian Dr Jörn Leonhard brings a global perspective to Te Papa’s centennial commemorations on 27 August 2015.
Join The Great War Exhibition and New Zealand Cricket Museum in Wellington as they commemorate Hāmi Grace and the centenary of the battle in which he died, Chunuk Bair, on 8 August 2015.
In this talk on 20 August 2015, three National Library staff members talk about the some of the acquaintances they have made in the course of their research on the First World War.
Join the Wellington City Council and the Wellington RSA to pay tribute to the many soldiers that lost their lives on 8 August 1915 with a dawn service at the Cenotaph one hundred years on.
A lecture about George von Zedlitz, whose tenure at Victoria University was greatly affected by xenophobia during the First World War. Part of the Capital 150 celebrations, 11 am 25 July 2015.
Come to a public history talk in Wellington on 5 August 2015 to hear Dr Steven Loveridge discuss ‘The dynamics of mobilisation and comprehension of New Zealand society at war’.
A talk by Dr Limin Bai about an influential Chinese scholar's re-evaluation of the West after a visit to the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, on 23 July 2015 at the National Library in Wellington.
A lunchtime talk on postal censorship in the First World War: the largest state invasion of private life in New Zealand’s history. At the National Library in Wellington on 28 July 2015.
Soprano Madeleine Pierard joins The Choir of Wellington Cathedral of St Paul in Wellington to present a concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Chunuk Bair on August 8 2015.
The national ceremony to mark the centenary of the battle for Chunuk Bair during the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign will take place on 8 August 2015 at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.
This year's New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka – at Te Papa on 3-5 July 2015 – has a special focus to commemorate the centenary of the landing of the Maori Contingent at Gallipoli.
An illustrated talk by Professor Jean Anderson on a series of French 'patriotic' short books from between 1917-1920. At National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 9 July 2015.
A new theatre work developed by Long Cloud Youth Theatre and Canberra Youth Theatre looking at the development of the Anzac relationship. On at BATS Theatre, Wellington, 23-31 October 2015.
Courtesy of the Australian High Commission comes a free screening of the film The Water Diviner, at Wellington's Te Papa on 7 June 2015
Students and teachers from five schools will present projects created as part of the French/NZ Shared Histories programme at Wellington's National Library on 12 June 2015.
A free history talk on 'The Dominion’s “Hun Question” - Enemy aliens and the New Zealand experience during the Great War' at Wellington's: ASB House, 3 June 2015.
Dr. Armoudian presents a talk on the Armenian Genocide and its historiography at the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand, Wellington, on 31 May 2015.
Why is the Gallipoli Campaign so dear to New Zealand and Australia? A panel of historians discuss what’s real and what’s myth at Te Papa on 17 May 2015.
Crows Feet Dance Collective brings 'The Armed Man', their unique and acclaimed First World War dance theatre work to Wellington on 16 and 17 May 2015.
This exhibition at Wellington's Basin Reserve commemorates the men who were heroes on the cricket pitch before giving away the game to join the First World War. From 25 April - 25 July 2015.
Discover the diverse stories and perspectives of indigenous and Pacific peoples during the First World War in this panel discussion at Te Papa on 25 June 2015.
Please join us in Wellington on 6 May 2015 to hear Imelda Bargas and Tim Shoebridge talk about their experiences writing the book New Zealand’s First World War Heritage.
This free public lecture at the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, looks at the abundance of meanings layered upon the First World War throughout history. On 6 May 2015.
A talk by Damon Salesa, Associate Professor of Pacific Studies at University of Auckland, on 30 April 2015 at the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington.
The NZAFA presents a commemorative exhibition of three themes of work, at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts exhibition space, Wellington, between 23 April - 31 May 2015.
Young students of the German language in Wellington are decorating white balloons on the themes of peace & understanding at Frank Kitts Park on 24 April 2015.
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is commemorating the First World War with a range of screenings in April 2015. Between 22-24 April they will be screening the drama 'Chunuk Bair'.
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is commemorating the First World War with a range of screenings in April 2015. Between 15-18 April they will be screening Gallipoli: The Frontline Experience.
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is commemorating the First World War with a range of screenings in April 2015. On the week of 22-24 April they will be screening three World War One documentaries.
Wellington Citadel Band presents a concert to commemorate the centennial of the Gallipoli landings in the First World War, at Wellington's Salvation Army Citadel, 25 April 2015.
The National Library of New Zealand have brought together an articulate group of speakers who are passionate about the subject of Māori participation in war. Wellington, 25 April 2015.
Creative conversations focused on translating conflict into art at Victoria University of Wellington in April 2015.
On 20 April 2015, in the lead up to Anzac Day, Joan McCracken from the National Library will give a presentation about the redevelopment of Auckland Museum’s Online Cenotaph website.
This free booklet features a heritage trail visiting 22 places that provide insight into Wellington’s participation in the war and includes a map illustrating WWI parade and procession routes.
New Zealand Red Cross is celebrating 100 years of Red Cross activity in New Zealand with a sing-a-long of First World War songs at Wellington's Cathedral of St Paul on 2 May 2015.
This walk at Wellington's Botanic Garden on 27 April 2015 looks at plants from some of the countries involved in the World Wars and plants associated with peace and remembrance.
A Fields of Remembrance installation in the Botanic Gardens featuring 866 white crosses to commemorate the Wellingtonians who lost their lives during the war. Running from 10-28 April 2015.
A light and sound show featuring art and historical imagery projected onto buildings at Pukeahu. The 15-minute loop ran from 7pm to 10pm each night from 18 to 25 April 2015.
Thistle Hall in Wellington is working alongside a dedicated group of artists, performers, historians and activists to bring you the Remember the Peacemakers programme between 20 April - 3 May 2015.
An Anzac service at Wellington's Roseneath street memorial at 10 am on 25 April 2015, followed by a concert at Roseneath Longhall.
The true cost of war, as felt by New Zealand women, will be explored by the Voice Arts Trust at the Museum of Wellington City and Sea on 28 March 2015.
This exhibition of four flower photographs at Te Papa commemorates the soldiers of the New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion who died on European battlefields. 23 March - 31 May.
A commemorative service in Wellington in April 2016 in recognition of the contributions of the Cook Islands soldiers who enlisted in the New Zealand Army during the First World War.
Discover our ANZAC heritage in school holiday activities at your local Wellington City Libraries and Community Centres throughout April 2015.
Our suburb's 2015 Anzac Day commemorative service will take place on Brooklyn School grounds, followed by a march down to the Brooklyn Community Centre for light refreshments.
For the first two weeks of the exhibition (18 April-1 May), the Great War Exhibition in Wellington is open until 11pm, offering a wider opportunity to be part of the commemoration.
A musical tribute to those who gave so much during the Great War. Performances at Newtown Cultural Community Centre, Wellington, from 15-18 April 2015.
A spectacular parade commemorating the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, featuring military personnel and vintage war machinery, will weave its way through Wellington on 24 April 2015.
A week-long programme of events in Wellington – including ceremonies, a street parade and light show – to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. 18-25 April 2015.
A special church service to commemorate the fallen New Zealand Chaplains to the Forces by those who follow in their footsteps. At Wellington's Cathedral of St Paul on 28 August 2015.
Rotunda features the beautiful collision of a live brass band with the raw power of contemporary dance, timed to honour the Gallipoli landings in 1915, performed by The New Zealand Dance Company.
The Great War Exhibition commemorated the very significant part that New Zealand played in the First World War from 2015-2018 at Wellington's Dominion Museum Building.
Come to Wellington's Colonial Cottage Museum between 1pm – 4pm on Sunday 22 February 2015, where you can get your craft on and create a poppy for the 5000 Poppies project.
Free public talks at Karori Cemetery at 11.00am 2.00pm and 3.30pm on Anzac Day 2015 about soldiers who survived Gallipoli and various Corps with whom Anzacs fought during the war.
Speakers from a variety of left groups will create a discourse on the theme of war and peace at the 17 Tory Street Art Space, Wellington, on 25 February 2015.
The Wellington Film Society screens one of the boldest statements ever made against the futility of war, 'All Quiet on the Western Front', at the Paramount Theatre, 20 April 2015.
Drawing on his personal connections to Gallipoli, Stanley Palmer presents an exhibition of paintings and monoprints at Wellington's Solander Gallery from 22 April - 16 May 2015.
Three exhibitions at the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, which present a personal picture of what it is like to be involved in conflict. Running from 30 January - 3 October 2015.
A Women’s Studies Association (NZ) event for women to consider war and peace, the First World War commemorations and our place in history. Held at St John's in the City, 28 March 2015.
This match at Wellington's Westpac Stadium will be the first of four AFL games held across Australasia on Anzac Day 2015.
Soldier's Songs is Wellington Repertory Theatre's 2015 Anzac production, playing in three locations around Anzac Day 2015.
Travel with Steam Incorporated on this special Anzac excursion one way from Wellington to Paekakariki on Anzac Day 2016.
A concert at Wellington's St Andrews on the Terrace on 12 Jan 2015 featuring works commemorating the centenary of the First World War.
A display organised by the Wellington Southern Bays Historical Society and four local primary schools. The display will be held in the Island Bay Community Centre from 28 April to 2 May 2015.
A play that transports audiences aged 8-14 back to the First World War. Playing in Wellington on 20 and 21 March 2015 as part of the Capital E National Arts Festival.
Come to a vigil at Wellington's Cathedral of St Paul on Friday 24 April 2015 to remember those who have died in war, and give thanks for those who served.
Exploring the impact of the First World War on the lives on children, and the expectations placed on them by the adult world. At Wellington's Turnbull Gallery 24 Nov 2014 - 27 Feb 2015.
'Christmas Truce: Football Remembers' is a 5-a-side Futsal tournament, for 12 to 13 year olds, held on 10 December at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie, Wellington.
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.
This display at Archives New Zealand is based on the original medals of two Wellingtonians, Edward White and Evelyn Brooke. Running from 4 - 28 November.
Join your national orchestra for a moving tribute concert in honour of the Anzacs. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra perform at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre on 22 April 2015.
On 16 October 2014 the first Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails sign will be unveiled on the Wellington waterfront.
The Heritage Story Map combines satellite photography of contemporary Wellington with images and stories from the First World War. View it on mobile or your browser.
Women of Empire 1914-1918 takes us into the lives of around 30 Anzac women whose lives were transformed by their experiences in the First World War. Exhibiting in Australia & New Zealand.
Join knowledgeable guides on a commemorative walk of significant events relevant to Wellington’s war history. 16-18 October 2014.
On 15 October, Wellingtonians are invited to enjoy the opportunity to look over Te Kaha during her port visit before she marks the official commemoration of the departure of the Main Body.
On Saturday 27 September 2014, there is a wreath laying ceremony and public walk-through of the new 'Arras Tunnel'. National War Memorial, Buckle Street, Wellington.
LEARNZ media is creating four virtual field trips that show the progress of construction of the National War Memorial Park in Wellington.
The Office of the Clerk is incorporating First World War centenary commemorative aspects into the State Opening of the 51st Parliament on 21 October 2014.
Author Philippa Werry talks about Anzac Day and her recent visit to Gallipoli. Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library, Wellington. 2 October 2014.
The National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) is producing a 2015 diary acknowledging the First World War that has a particular focus on its impact on women.
A programme of four masterful European films set against the events of the First World War. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, 1-4 October 2014. Free.
An education expo profiling First World War resources and learning programmes on offer for WW100. For primary and secondary teachers. Te Papa, 6 September 2014.
An exhibition reflecting on the unimaginable physical destruction caused by the First World War. Opens 15 August 2014, Te Papa.
The New Zealand Book Council, with support from Victoria University of Wellington, will explore the legacy of First World War literature. Tuesdays, 26 August 2014-9 September 2014.
Music and poetry inspired by the First World War. Premiere of a song cycle by Ross Harris and Poet Laureate Vincent O'Sullivan. 28 August 2014, Old St Pauls, Wellington.
First World War inquiry guides and resource packs for teachers of years 1-13, made available on the Ministry of Education’s portal for educators, tki.org.nz.
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.
Professor Hew Strachan discusses different ways of marking the centenary of the First World War. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 25 August 2014, 6 pm. Free.
100 schools will research the stories behind the people named on First World War memorials at or near their school and publish them online as Living Heritage sites.
An illustrated history of New Zealand’s war experience, by Kirstie Ross and Kate Hunter. Published by Te Papa Press, August 2014.
The Walking With An Anzac Tumblr supports New Zealand students and their teachers to tell the stories of First World War Soldiers from their local community.
New Zealand Post honours those who served in the First World War with a five-year programme of commemorative stamps and coins.
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.
On 29 July 2014, the New Zealand Parliament debated a motion introduced by Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, on the centenary of New Zealand entering the First World War. Videos are available.
Researching their pharmacy and military experiences, the circumstances of their death and where they are commemorated. The Pharmaceutical Society will record a tribute to these men.
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.
Join Dr Gavin McLean on a walkaround of the 'Facing the Front' exhibition. New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington, 23 July 2014.
A web-based project, commissioned by New Zealand Post, highlighting the vital role played by New Zealand’s postal system – the Internet of its time – during the First World War.
Jane Tolerton's book Ettie Rout: New Zealand’s safer sex pioneer details the achievements of a woman who pioneered safer sex initiatives for New Zealand troops in the First World War.
Commemorating the First World War centenary with an emotive 8-screen video installation by French filmmaker Chris Marker, Owls at Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men (2005). 21 June-7 September 2014.
A free, site-specific multi-media project designed to remember Wellington city and her people during the First World War. From 11-18 October 2014.
Reinstating the Cenotaph as the focal point of the ceremonial space along Lambton Quay, Bowen Street and Parliamentary Grounds in Wellington.
A book of portraits offering an extraordinary, evocative snapshot of New Zealanders facing the First World War.
Researching the lives of 100 men listed on five Wellington war memorials as "killed" during the First World War, on behalf of the Wellington Branch, New Zealand Society of Genealogists.
Erecting a bronze figure of the Risen Christ in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Hill St, Wellington. 14 July 2014, 3pm.
The Kilbirnie branch of the Genealogy Society is hosting the 2014 NZSG conference in Wellington, including three First World War presentations. 30 May 2014 - 2 June 2014.
Exhibition 'Facing the Front' New Zealand's Enduring First World War, 12 June – 24 August 2014. Curated by Gavin McLean.
Author and historian Dr John Basarin tours New Zealand for a series of presentations about the Turkish view of the Gallipoli campaign 1915. 23-28 March 2014.
A Rotary community project to enable young people to explore and share local knowledge about the First World War.
Creating a database in the form of an MS Excel spreadsheet of about 2000 entries (numerous with similar but not identical information). Most are newly identified writers of the documents.
Music for the 2014 season, influenced by acts of human violence throughout history; each a moving tribute to our humanity. Features Górecki’s sorrowful 3rd symphony. 2-3 May 2014.
The great adventure: music and moving image from the front, at The Film Archive, Friday 7 March 2014, 1.15 pm.
2014 Writers Week presents two experts on 'the war to end all wars': Margaret MacMillan (8 March 2014) and Christopher Pugsley (12 March 2014).
A beautiful book and online publication to record the stories of the 32 Audit Department staff who served during the First World War. Launched August 2014.
Te Papa is combining the worlds of movies, model-making and museums to take visitors on a journey back to Gallipoli. This exhibition, developed in partnership with Weta Workshop, opens 18 April 2015.
Historical research and publication on the Eastbourne RSA and the district’s links with the First World War.
In this 6-week course you will learn about the causes, course and consequences of the conflict and examine major aspects of the world that entered and fought the First World War.
Uncovering the stories in an album of 300 postcards collected by Elsie just before and during the First World War. There are postcards from family, soldiers and pen-pals.
The repatriation of film showing Kiwis at the European and home fronts held in overseas archives and the building of a shared Anzac website to showcase sounds and images of the War.
Helping to date New Zealand items of militaria and period photos from the First World War.
New work being premiered in the New Zealand Festival on 28 February 2014, composed by Ross Harris, poetry by Vincent O'Sullivan and Taonga Puoro by Horomona Horo.
An exhibition of 60 watercolours, prints and sketches by NZ servicemen and official war artists with 250 contemporary watercolours by members of Watercolour New Zealand. Opens 18 April 2015.
Recording a list of First World War service personnel & reserves that listed their occupation as working for the Post Office.
An online Research Guide that helps unlock the rich First World War content in the Alexander Turnbull Library - especially digital resources.
A blog for reviews of books on war written for children: stories that we need to remember, and should never forget.
Maps locating cemeteries which include graves or memorials for members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force who died during the First World War.
This project is dedicated to re-examining the 'slanguage' given voice in the First World War, e.g. in troop magazines, as brought home to New Zealand and carried forward 100 years later.
Digitising a wide selection of First World War letters and diaries held in the Manuscripts Collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library.
On 28-30 November 2013 a multidisciplinary conference will be held on rethinking war, particularly New Zealand’s connections with and contribution to ‘the Great War’.
An evolving collection offering onscreen remembrance of New Zealand and the 'Great War': classic full-length documentaries, short films, dramas and archive newsreels.
The Gibson Group, with funding from New Zealand on Air, has produced a First World War documentary series to mark the centenary of the war in 2014. On Prime, June-July 2014.
Collecting personal stories from the First World War for use in a student design project.
A personal quest to show 100 postcards portraying New Zealand and her people during the First World War.
History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily tweets from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared 100 years later in 'real-time'. Join in!
Short films telling personal stories about New Zealanders affected by the First World War.
An organisational history of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force covering its formation, initial structure, development and changes.
A book revealing the New Zealand soldier’s experience of the First World War, from general to private. Written by Professor Glyn Harper and launched in August 2015.
Collecting the wartime reading experiences of New Zealanders at home and abroad for the New Zealand Reading Experience Database (NZ-RED).
A centre for learning in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Buckle St, Wellington.
New Zealand’s most comprehensive online resource on New Zealand and the First World War. Redesigned in August 2014.
Part of the First World War centenary history programme, this printed overview of New Zealanders’ experiences on the Western Front was published in September 2016.
Introducing the first detailed history of New Zealand’s hospital ships.
The first of its kind for New Zealand – New Zealand and the First World War by Damien Fenton – dynamically illustrates 50 key episodes of our wartime life. Launched November 2013.
A series of authoritative and accessible print histories on New Zealand and the First World War.
A broad-ranging book combining history and heritage to tell the story of New Zealand’s home front experiences.
Te Papa is seeking to identify 108 First World War soldiers in portraits by Wellington photographers Berry & Co. Exhibition opens 18 April 2014.
The Government created Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington to acknowledge the centenary of the First World War. Opened 18 April 2015.