NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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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.

Topics: Children, Kids, Holidays, Public Talks & Tours Audience: Families, children Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: The Great War Exhibition

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.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Inside Gallipoli Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Te Papa

A free guided tour exploring the story of ​Count Felix Graf von Luckner's escape from Motuihe Island during the First World War. 8 October 2017.

Topics: Guided walks, heritage talks Audience: Families, Individuals, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Motuihe Trust

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.

Topics: Museums, Maori, Public Talks & Tours Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: The Great War Exhibition

Join Professor Kay Morris Matthews for a bus tour to Taruheru Cemetery to remember the service of Tairāwhiti nurses who served in the First World War.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Tairawhiti Museum

Post to the Past aims to individually commemorate all the NZ soldiers who fell in the battle of Messines (Belgium). Participants are asked to leave a personal message for 'their' kiwi.

Topics: Messines, Commemorate, battlefield, remembrance, Heritage trails Audience: Teachers, Schools, secondary students, pilgrims
Organised by: Messines Peace Village

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

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Parliament Audience: Seniors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Parliamentary Service

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.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, France Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Great War Exhibition

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.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Public Talks & Tours, Events, Maori Audience: historians, General, Maori, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: The Great War Exhibition

A range of activities will be held in Lemnos, Greece, to commemorate the fallen in the Gallipoli campaign. 20-21 April 2016.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016, Overseas Audience: General

Join a tour  around soldiers' graves in the Featherston Military Cemetery, many of whom died in the 1918 flu pandemic. Tour starts at 1 p.m., 25 April 2016, Featherston.

Topics: Tours, Cemeteries, Influenza, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Featherston
Category: Tours or trails

Special tours focusing on historic events relating to Parliament during the First World War.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Parliament, politics Audience: General, historians, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Parliamentary Service

A self-drive guide available in Christchurch on 24 October 2015 locates memorials commemorating the nurses who drowned on the Marquette in 1915. 

Topics: Education, Events, Tours, nurses Audience: General, Nurses, Descendants, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by:

A commemorative tour organised by nurse historian Clare Ashton in Sept '15 from Athens to Istanbul to remember NZ's First World War nurses who cared for casualties of the Gallipoli Campaign.

Topics: nurses, Tours, Gallipoli, Overseas Audience: Nurses, Teachers, historians

Guided bus journeys around Kaeo's local urupa, cemetery and historic sites will be offered on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st April 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Tours, Heritage sites Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Kaeo
Category: Tours or trails

Barge journeys around historic sites in Whangaroa Harbour will be available between 10 and 2 on Thursday 23 April 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Tours, Events, Heritage sites Audience: General, Local residents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Kaeo
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by:

Tour Taranaki's war memorials with Puke Ariki's heritage experts on 6 June 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Tours, Memorials, Local history, Events Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, New Plymouth
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Puke Ariki

Join Peter Olsen on a bus tour of a selection of the more than 50 First World War memorials that dot the Manawatu landscape. Departing from Palmerston North on 26 April 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Memorials, Local history, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, historians, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
Category: Tours or trails

100 years on from the Gallipoli landings, the Auckland War Memorial Museum honours and remembers New Zealanders who have served, and commemorate the loss of life and of innocence.

Topics: Museums, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Exhibitions, Performing Arts Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

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.

Topics: Tours, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Gardeners Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Wellington City Council

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.

Topics: Memorials, Heritage sites, Anzac Day 2015, Gallipoli, Events Audience: General, Descendents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Heritage New Zealand is excited to offer a tour visiting a number of First World War country memorials in Canterbury's Waimakariri District on 11 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Tours, Graves, Memorials Audience: General, historians, Families
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Heritage New Zealand

Travel with Steam Incorporated on this special Anzac excursion one way from Wellington to Paekakariki on Anzac Day 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by:

Join knowledgeable guides on a commemorative walk of significant events relevant to Wellington’s war history. 16-18 October 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, October 14, Departure of troops Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Wellington City Council

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.

Topics: Events, October 14, Departure of troops, Public talks and tours Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Royal New Zealand Navy

To create a white cross with name/rank/serial number of every man and women from South Canterbury who died in the First World War.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, RSA, Anzac Day 2015, Community contribution, Memorials Audience: Descendants, Families, Businesses, General Located in: New Zealand, Fairlie, New Zealand, Geraldine, New Zealand, Timaru, New Zealand, Waimate

While observing a variety of animals, students on this learning programme at Orana Wildlife Park will discuss symbolism and the effectiveness of animal imagery in First World War propaganda posters.

Topics: Education, Events, Animals Audience: secondary students, Schools, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

As part of headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2015 (23 January-15 February 2015), a unique commemorative sculpture will be unveiled and gifted to the Waiheke community for the First World War centenary.

Waiheke Island
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Sculpture, Facilities, Fine Art Audience: General, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Waiheke Island
Organised by: The Depot Artspace

The 13th Annual Symposium of the Costume & Textile Association of New Zealand will be held at Auckland War Memorial Museum, 30-31 May 2014. The theme is 'Home Front'.

Topics: Education Audience: Students, historians, Researchers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Developing a website and downloadable mobile application, and constructing a monument (unveiled April 2014) commemorating a First World War soldier from New Zealand.

An impression of the new statue
Topics: Heritage trails, Mobile, Overseas, Lottery Grant Recipients, Messines Audience: local visitors, Tourists
Organised by: Messines Town Council

This September 2015 voyage – Athens to Istanbul – remembers New Zealand nurses lost on the Marquette and Australian nurses on Lemnos treating the casualties of the battles of August 1915.

Topics: Women in wartime, Medical care, Tours, Overseas Audience: Nurses, Descendants, historians

Creating an "Avenue of Remembrance" with a tree for each local fallen First World War soldier, grown from the seeds of the Gallipoli Oak Tree planted in the centre of Christchurch.

The first of our crosses to be installed with the Oak tree behind.
Topics: Memorials, Gallipoli, Facilities, August 14 Audience: Teachers, local visitors, Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

A project to place images and brief information boards about Lower Hutt WW1 soldiers/heroes in locations closest to their residential address at their time of signing up.
 

Topics: Memorials, Heritage, Local history, Archival research Audience: Teachers, Local neigbourhoods, Students, Seniors, RSA Located in: Lower Hutt

Online and mobile historical content – including free apps, plus improving New Zealand-related information and signage at overseas battlefields and associated museums.

Ngā Tapuwae logo
Topics: Heritage trails, Legacy projects, Western Front, Gallipoli, Overseas activities Audience: Tourists, General, Families

The Auckland First World War Heritage Trail marks 56 sites of significance to the region's role in the First World War.

Topics: Heritage trails, Digital, Mobile Audience: General, Students, Teachers Located in: Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council